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Lara DE LIEDEKERKE - MEIER

Lara DE LIEDEKERKE is a Belgian athlete and competes in Eventing.

Name Lara DE LIEDEKERKE - MEIER
FEI ID 10009961
Gender Female
Date of Birth 06/02/1988
Competing for Belgium - BEL
Registrations Eventing 2021
Jumping 2019
Last update 28/07/2021
FEI Database




Eventing 70x70 Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first tried riding at age six on a Shetland pony at her family's country home during school holidays.
Why this sport? She was raised in a family that was involved in equestrian sport, notably her grandfather.
Club / Team Arville Sporthorses: Gesves, BEL
Name of coach Kai-Steffen Meier [national]; Brecht d’Hoore [dressage]; Markus Doring [jumping]
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Kai-Steffen Meier, daughter Chiara, son Arthur
Residence Gesves, BEL
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English, French
Higher education Management - Institute of Business Studies [ICHEC]: Brussels, BEL
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Finishing in the top 10 at the Badminton Horse Trials. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career Her husband and her mother. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, German equestrian Michael Jung. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Injuries She suffered a fracture in her foot in 1998, and a fracture in her back in 2000. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If your dreams aren't daunting then they aren't big enough." (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Famous relatives Her parents Barbara and Guillaume de Liedekerke were both event riders. Her husband Kai-Steffen Meier has represented Germany in eventing and was part of the squad that won the team competition at the 2012 Nations Cup event in Fontainebleau, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2016; laradeliedekerke.com, 14 Nov 2014; globalequestriannews.com, 20 Sep 2014)
Other information STABLES She and her husband Kai-Steffen Meier own Arville Sporthorses in Gesves, Belgium. (Facebook page, 31 Aug 2020) COACHING She has coached Belgian dressage riders Stefan Hollanders and Karin Donckers. "I love teaching. I especially love it when you have young motivated students that want to reach the top, even if they do not have much money." (eventingconnect.today, 14 Nov 2014) FURTHER EDUCATION In 2013 she completed a master's degree in commerce at the Institute of Business Studies [ICHEC] in Brussels, Belgium. (laradeliedekerke.com, 14 Nov 2014)