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|Number of starts:||1954|
|Number of wins:||57|
|Combination in Jumping||Captain Cooper||648||275|
|Injuries||He fractured his hand in May 2015. (phelpssports.com, 11 May 2015; worldofshowjumping.com, 09 May 2015)|
|Sporting philosophy / motto||"Someone who does not know how to deal with loss can never gain anything." (horsesinternational.com, 14 Mar 2013)|
|Famous relatives||His daughter Sanne has represented the Netherlands in equestrian jumping. She finished 11th in the individual competition at the 2015 European Young Riders Championships in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. His other daughter Mel has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (dehoefslag.nl, 10 Dec 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Sep 2015; horses.nl, 28 Jun 2015)|
He owns Stal Thijssen in Baarlo, Netherlands, where he trains and trades horses. "You need to know what makes a good jumping horse in order to be successful at trading." (noellefloyd.com, 25 May 2017; horses.nl, 27 Mar 2016; horsesinternational.com, 14 Mar 2013)