Profiles

  • Marc Houtzager
  • Competing for: Netherlands
  • From: Rouveen
  • Age: 46

On his 10th birthday, Marc began to ride ponies at the stables where his parents were responsible for the catering. In 1997, Marc opened his own stable in Rouveen, Holland. Marc rode his first Nations Cup event in 2000. In 2008, Marc was a member of the 2008 Olympic Equestrian team for the Netherlands where his team finished in fourth place, while he finished seventh individually riding Sterrehof's Opium. 

Also in 2008 he and his team mates became Dutch National Champions in Mierlo, Holland. Houtzager himself won an additional Silver medal at the event in the individual competition. In 2012 Marc qualified for the Olympic Games in London, this time with Sterrehof's Tamino, where he won an Olympic Silver medal after delivering a double-clear score for the Netherlands. In the same year as the Olympic Games in 2012, Marc won the Gucci Grand Prix in Paris and the World Cup in London Olympia. 

Fast Facts

2012 London Olympic Team Silver medallist with Sterrehof's Tamino

Competed in the 2008 Olympic Games finishing 4th in the Team event

Competed in the 2010 World Championships

Competed in the 2009 European Championships finishing 4th in the Team event

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai Bronze Medallist with Sterrehof's Calimero