Harrie Smolders is an up and coming rider who had two loves: horses and football. Shortly after finishing school Harrie went to work for former European Champion Johan Heins where he learnt the skill of training young and talented horses. One of those horses was Authentic which was sold to American rider Beezie Madden and was her Olympic gold winning mount in 2004 and 2008. A dedicated, all-round horseman, Harrie now has a formidable team of horses including Regina Z and Exquis Walnut de Muze and is one of the FEI’s top ranked riders.
* Individual bronze medallist at the Young Riders European Championship of Gijon 2001 (Liverpool)
* Individual silver medallist at the Young Horses World Championship of Lanaken 2010 (Emerald, 6 years)
* 1st at the CSI3* Grand Prix of Lummen 2010 (Walnut de Muze)
* 2nd at the LGCT Grand Prix of Vienna 2013 (Jackson Hole)
* Winner of the LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai 2015 (Regina Z)