Profiles

  • Gerco Schröder
  • Competing for: Netherlands
  • From: Tubbergen
  • Age: 39

Gerco Shröder began riding after some persuasion from his family: "I was occasionally put on a pony by my brothers and they said I should start riding. I agreed with them that I would ride until the riding club championships. In these championships I came third and I was hooked." 

Gerco's motto is to ‘stay motivated, and always keep trying’. He cites winning the European Championships with his team in Aachen in 2006 as one of his most momentous career moments. In 2014, Gerco won a World Championship Team Gold medal.

Gerco says Berlin, Monaco, Milano VI, New Orleans, London and California as the best horses of his career and his parents have been his biggest influence. 

He describes Global Champions Tour as simply ‘super’.

Fast Facts

Competed in 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games finishing 4th in the team event both times

Dutch Rider of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2012

2006 WEG Team Gold medallist with Berlin

2007 European Championship Team Gold medallist with Berlin

2012 Individual and Team Olympic Silver medallist with Glock's London

2012 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix winner with London

2013 LGCT Vienna Grand Prix winner with London

2014 WEG Team Gold medallist with Glock's London