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Gerco SCHRÖDER

Gerco SCHRÖDER is a Dutch athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Gerco SCHRÖDER
FEI ID 10011401
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28/07/1978
Competing for Netherlands - NED
Registration Jumping 2021
Last update 13/04/2021
FEI Database



Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age seven.
Why this sport? He followed his older brothers Wim and Ben into the sport. He was initially only interested in a life in farming, rather than riding. "They [his brothers] talked me into riding on our pony, and made a deal with me that I would ride until the championships at our local club. At that championship, I got a ribbon and from that moment I was totally hooked. It has never been anything other than horses in my life since then."
Club / Team BWG Stables: Tubbergen, NED
Name of coach Rob Ehrens [national], NED
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time with family. (charlesowen.com, 08 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in both the team and individual competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 May 2020; Instagram profile, 19 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career His parents. (globalchampionstour.com, 01 May 2016)
Hero / Idol Belgian rider Jos Lansink. (globalchampionstour.com, 01 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Stay motivated and always keep trying." (globalchampionstour.com, 01 May 2016)
Awards and honours He was named Dutch Rider of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2012, and 2013. (knhs.nl, 14 Mar 2014; tubbergen.nieuws.nl, 28 Feb 2013) In 2000 he was named Rabo Talent of the Year. (staleurocommerce.nl, 12 Nov 2012)
Famous relatives His twin brothers Ben and Wim have both competed in equestrian jumping at international level. Wim represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Feb 2015; exportalentsale.nl, 27 Aug 2010)
Other information STABLES In March 2014 he announced he was leaving Stal Eurocommerce in Lochem, Netherlands, and moving to BGW Stables in Tubbergen. He co-owns the facility, on the site of his family's farm, with his brothers Ben and Wim. "We just try to support each other as well as possible and everybody has their own jobs and duties. Currently I am able to focus on my sporting career, while Ben takes care of training students, producing horses, and his own career. Wim focuses on management and dealing." (Facebook team page, 01 Apr 2021; tubantia.nl, 04 Mar 2021; worldofshowjumping.com, 08 Mar 2016; tubantia.nl, 18 Mar 2014) LONDON RETIRES In June 2019 he announced the retirement of his horse Glock's London. The pair won two silver medals together at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "The top sport is now over, now his breeding career is starting and I am looking forward to many beautiful foals from this great stallion." (horses.nl, 23 Jun 2019; nieuws.horse, 18 Jun 2019; worldofshowjumping.com, 14 Feb 2018)
Further Personal Information
Family Son Thomas, daughter Lisa
Residence Tubbergen, NED
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English