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DONCKERS Karin
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Belgium   
GenderFemale
Born28 May 1971 in Hoogstraten, BEL
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Minderhout, BEL
Higher education Biology, Physical Education - SIPHO: Antwerp, BEL
General Interest
Injuries In May 2022 she fell during a competition in France. She suffered from concussion and broke her upper arm. She was out of competition for three months. (lrv.be, 22 Aug 2022; Facebook page, 15 Aug 2022; nieuws.horse, 08 May 2022)

In August 2020 she fractured her right knee and one rib while loading her horses onto a truck during a competition in Arville, Belgium. She was forced to withdraw from the competition and underwent knee surgery. She returned to training in November 2020. (equnews.be, 30 Nov 2020; rtv.be, 26 Aug 2020, 21 Aug 2020; Facebook page, 20 Aug 2020)

In 2019 she fractured ribs and required shoulder surgery. (horses.nl, 31 Mar 2020)

In 2010 she broke her wrist and needed three weeks to recover. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)

At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney she fell and fractured a vertebra in her back. It took her six months to recover. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012; highoffleystud.co.uk, 23 Aug 2010)

In 1991 she broke her leg and was out for six months. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Riding was an activity that her family did together.
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her parents. (FEI, 31 Jul 2008)
Awards and honours She was named the 2021 Sportswoman of the Year in Hoogstraten, Belgium. She also received the award in 2012. (Facebook page, 24 Apr 2022; nieuwsblad.be, 26 Feb 2013)

Her horse Palmyra was named Belgian Warmblood Horse of the Year in 2005. (karindonckers.be, 23 Aug 2010)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age nine in Minderhout, Belgium, and joined the local Pony Club. She began by competing in dressage and jumping before settling on eventing.
International Debut
Year 1992
Competing for Belgium
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English, French
General Interest
Other information STABLES
She runs Donckers Stables in Minderhout, Belgium, where she coaches riders and trains horses for eventing. (karindonckers.com, 10 Oct 2022; hln.be, 20 May 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as member of athletes' committee at the Belgian Olympic Committee. (Emma Plasschaert Instagram profile, 25 Oct 2022; nieuwsblad.be, 04 Nov 2021, 25 Jun 2013)
Last Update
  18 Jun 2022
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Donckers Stables: Minderhout, BEL

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 15 10
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 9  
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) GORMLEY 16 7
2000 OG-C Sydney NSW (AUS) GORMLEY 9 9
1992 OG-C Barcelona (ESP) Britt 8 4
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 4 6
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 13 12
2002 4th WEG-C Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) GORMLEY 19  
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) Duc de Guillons RET  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) HAMILTON 9  
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) GRANDIOZ 23  
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LADY BROWN 29  
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) LAMICELL CHARIZARD EL 10
2010 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LAMICELL UNIQUE 6  
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 6 3
2009 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) VALENTIJN 9  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) VALENTIJN 16  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) LAMICELL CHARIZARD 16  
2007 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH EL 4
2005 CH-EU-C3* Blenheim (GBR) GORMLEY 4 6
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) KARA 9  
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) JUST KITO 23  
2003 CH-EU-C3* Punchestown (IRL) GORMLEY 6 3
2001 CH-EU-C3* Pau (FRA) OEKI TO 9
1997 CH-EU-C3* Burghley (GBR) Jenna 27  
1995 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) Jenna 26  
1993 CH-EU-C3* Achselschwang (GER) Britt 36  
1990 CH-EU-Y-C2* Rotherfield Park (GBR) Britt 11  
1988 CH-EU-J-C1* Dijon Bonvaux (FRA) Britt 16 8
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CIC-W Final Strzegom (POL) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 10  
2008 CIC-W Final Deauville (FRA) RAMPANT LION 15  
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) GORMLEY RET  
2005 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) PALMYRA 6  
2004 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) GORMLEY 3  
2003 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) LAMICELL CHUMBAWUMBA 25  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) MAXWELL STEELE 14  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) LAMICELL CHARIZARD RET  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) S. S. JETT 28  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) LAMICELL CHARIZARD 3  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 16  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) S. S. JETT RET  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 7  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) S. S. JETT 13  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) S. S. JETT 13  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) S. S. JETT 10  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) S. S. JETT 12  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) ROSE’S MERLIN EL  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH 5  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) GORMLEY 6  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) ROSE’S MERLIN 11  
2007 CCI4* Pau (FRA) S. S. JETT 23  
2007 CCI4* Pau (FRA) ROSE’S MERLIN EL  
2006 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) GORMLEY EL  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) GORMLEY 10  
2004 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) LAMICELL CHUMBAWUMBA 31  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC3* Arville (BEL)   GRANDIOZ 3  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   CUNTA Z 7  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   GINI TEN HUNSEL 13  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   IRIS 69  
20.06.2014 to 22.06.2014 CIC2* Holzerode (GER)   LADY BROWN 1  
20.06.2014 to 22.06.2014 CIC1* Holzerode (GER)   JALAPENO 7  
20.06.2014 to 22.06.2014 CIC2* Holzerode (GER)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH EL  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CIC3* Bramham (GBR)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 3  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   LAMICELL UNIQUE 6  
23.05.2014 to 24.05.2014 CIC1* Maarsbergen (NED)   GINI TEN HUNSEL 8  
23.05.2014 to 24.05.2014 CIC1* Maarsbergen (NED)   IRIS 29  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC1* Marbach (GER)   LADY BROWN 4  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 11  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   LAMICELL UNIQUE 18  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC3* Sopot (POL)   GRANDIOZ 9  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC1* Sopot (POL)   JALAPENO 11  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC3* Sopot (POL)   ELOUBET 12  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   LAMICELL UNIQUE 16  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 22  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   EXTEBARIA VAN 'T VERAHOF WD  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 1  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   GINI TEN HUNSEL 4  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI2* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   CALLOA VAN HET KLOOSTERHOF Z 4  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC3* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   GRANDIOZ 5  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI2* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 9  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   HAMILTON 9  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   GRANDIOZ 23  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   LADY BROWN 29  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI3* Bialy Bor (POL)   ELOUBET 4  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC2* Bialy Bor (POL)   CALLOA VAN HET KLOOSTERHOF Z 8  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC2* Bialy Bor (POL)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 12  
04.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC2* Bialy Bor (POL)   BERNICE G 16  
26.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CIC1* Waregem (BEL)   LADY BROWN 1  
26.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CIC1* Waregem (BEL)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 2  
26.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CICO3* Waregem (BEL)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 2 2
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Varsseveld (NED)   HAMILTON 2  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Varsseveld (NED)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 10  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Varsseveld (NED)   BERNICE G 11  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC2* Breda (NED)   ELOUBET 12  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC2* Breda (NED)   GRANDIOZ 15  
24.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Helvoirt (NED)   GRANDIOZ 3  
24.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Helvoirt (NED)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 4  
24.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Helvoirt (NED)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 6  
24.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Helvoirt (NED)   BERNICE G 16  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   ELOUBET EL  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD EL  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 15  
20.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 5  
20.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CIC2* Arville (BEL)   LADY BROWN 11  
20.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CIC2* Arville (BEL)   GRANDIOZ 20  
20.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   HAMILTON 34  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   CALLOA VAN HET KLOOSTERHOF Z 9  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI2* Renswoude (NED)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 14  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI2* Renswoude (NED)   ELOUBET 18  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   BERNICE G 47  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Strzegom (POL)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 8  
03.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC1* Everswinkel (GER)   CALLOA VAN HET KLOOSTERHOF Z 11  
03.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC1* Everswinkel (GER)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 57  
03.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC2* Everswinkel (GER)   GRANDIOZ 57  
03.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CIC2* Everswinkel (GER)   LADY BROWN RET  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC3* Montelibretti (ITA)   LAMICELL UNIQUE 1  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CCI1* Montelibretti (ITA)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 1  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 1  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LADY BROWN 2  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI2* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   FLETCHA VAN 'T VERAHOF 5  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 10  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   GRANDIOZ 20  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CIC1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LAMICELL CHARIZARD 2  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CIC1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   SHERKAN DE LA BRASSERIE CH 6  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CIC2* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LADY BROWN 7  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CIC2* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   GRANDIOZ 13  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   GAZELLE DE LA BRASSERIE CH   10
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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