Eric Van Der Vleuten

Eric Van Der Vleuten

Longines Rankings
Competing forNetherlands - NED
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Number of starts: 894
Number of wins: 32
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Individual Rank 94
Team Rank 15
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
1998   FEI World Equestrian Games™ Rome Flower III 38
1990   FEI World Equestrian Games™ Stockholm Expo Matchline 21
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2012 Studbook: OLDBG Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2008 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2005 Studbook: ZANG Sex: Mare
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
09/12/2018 La Coruña CSI5*-W World Cup Table A 160 Wunschkind 19 12
09/12/2018 La Coruña CSI5*-W Two Phases 145 Djoost Again 21
08/12/2018 La Coruña CSI5*-W Table A 160 Djoost Again 32
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
Longines Rankings 212 850
Pan-American Rankings 200 705
FEI Jumping World Cup™ Standings 30 14
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "It is important that you follow your own way of riding and working with the horses." (, 13 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours He received the 2016 Andre Heijligers Award for the person who has contributed the most to equestrianism. (, 23 Feb 2016, 27 Feb 2015)
Famous relatives His son Maikel was part of the Dutch equestrian jumping squad that won silver in the team event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His other son Eric Jr. has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (, 24 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2015;, 23 Feb 2014;, 2014)
Other information STABLES
He owns Springstal Van der Vleuten in Someren, Netherlands. He and his family moved there from their base in Mierlo in January 2013. (, 11 Jun 2017;, 16 Oct 2015)

He took a step back from elite competition in 2012 due to the costs of competing in the sport for both himself and his son Maikel. He returned to the sport in 2017, having focused on training horses during the intervening years. "I never officially retired, I just stopped riding at the highest level. We realised it was going to be hard enough to get enough horses for both my son Maikel and myself. If you want to do what the top riders do these days - go to a big show every week - you need six good horses. Horses that can jump big classes. I found that my son should have the first choice and I decided to focus on other things. I still kept riding at home and did some training shows, so I did keep going." (, 13 Dec 2017)

Together with his son Eric Jr. and his business partner Kees Otelar, in 2016 he launched Future Sport Horse Sales. The company ran its first auction of selected horses in September 2016. (, 06 Aug 2016)

His horse Utascha SFN was the first horse owned by the Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands, which was set up in 2006 with the aim of keeping the best jumping horses in the Netherlands and making them available to top riders. (, 15 Jan 2016)

He has worked as coach of the Spanish and Norwegian equestrian jumping teams. (, 25 Jul 2016;, 26 Nov 2013;, 13 Feb 2013)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place