Profiles

  • Jur Vrieling
  • Competing for: Netherlands
  • From: Slochteren
  • Age: 48

Jur grew up around horses, but was more interested in football as a child. However, he did not like school so chose to focus on riding. "Once I realised that I was really good, I wanted more and more. I wanted to be better. In football, you could only get points and my sister came home from riding with cups and trophies." 

His father Jan Vrieling is a former Dutch equestrian champion, and his sister Jannemiek is a dressage and jumping rider. 

Jur's most memorable moments so far are winning a Team Silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and winning two Dutch championships in 2008 and 2012, and a World Gold medal in 2014.

His philosophy is, "Only if the horse has pleasure in what it does, can I be happy too." His ambition is to win an individual medal at a World Championships or Olympic Games.

Fast Facts

2012 London Olympic Games Team Silver medallist with VDL Bubalu

2014 WEG Team Gold medallist with VDL Bubalu

Competed in the 2010 World Championships 

Competed at the 2013 European Championships