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VANSPRINGEL Joris
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Belgium   
GenderMale
Born08 Feb 1963 in Turnhout, BEL
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Higher education Mechanical Engineering - Free Technical School of Turnhout: Belgium
General Interest
Injuries During his career he has broken his collarbone and several ribs. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "It's a hobby that got out of hand, it's a passion."
General Interest
Hero / Idol Dutch equestrian Harry Smolders, New Zealand eventer Andrew Nicholson, Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne. (paardensport.vlaanderen, 11 Aug 2016; Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age eight. "I started with ponies. In the beginning I started jumping, then dressage, and then eventing."
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "No excuses, just results." (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Last Update
  18 Jun 2022
General Interest
Awards and honours In May 2022 he received the Armada Dish after he completed that year's Badminton Horse Trials in England. The accolade is given to riders who have completed the course five times. (archysport.com, 09 May 2022; puissance.com, 06 May 2022)

In 2016 he was presented with the Sports Performance Award by the Flemish Equestrian League. (horseman.be, 26 Dec 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Receiving the Armada Dish at the 2022 Badminton Horse Trials in England, after completing the event five times. (puissance.com, 06 May 2022)
Other information OTHER ROLES
He has worked as a coach for the Landelijke Rijverenigingen [LRV], an amateur horse riding association in Belgium. He served as their chef d'equipe at the 2022 European Championships for Rural Riders in Lausanne, Switzerland. "These riders are pure amateurs who, in addition to their [daily] work, also do sport at a high level. I'm very grateful that the LRV can continue to offer opportunities to young people." (puissance.com, 06 Sep 2022, 01 Sep 2022; lrv.be, 06 Jul 2022)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) LULLY DES AULNES RET 10
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) BOLD ACTION 46  
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) CAPTAIN BANDOLERA OVER AND OVE EL 7
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) LULLY DES AULNES 22 5
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) LULLY DES AULNES 10 10
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) BOLD ACTION 29 3
2007 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) BOLD ACTION 9 4
2003 CH-EU-C3* Punchestown (IRL) CAPTAIN BANDOLERA OVER AND OVE 36  
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) BOLD ACTION RET  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) LULLY DES AULNES 14  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) LULLY DES AULNES 59  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) LULLY DES AULNES 25  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) BOLD ACTION 41  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI1* Arville (BEL)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 24  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC3* Arville (BEL)   LIMESTONE EL  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CIC3* Bramham (GBR)   LULLY DES AULNES 15  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   LULLY DES AULNES 39  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CCI1* Castenray (NED)   LIMESTONE 4  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CCI1* Castenray (NED)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 22  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   LULLY DES AULNES 29  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC3* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LULLY DES AULNES 3  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 9  
06.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   ELFE DE LA POMME 28  
27.02.2014 to 02.03.2014 CIC1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 7  
27.02.2014 to 02.03.2014 CIC1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   ELFE DE LA POMME 39  
20.02.2014 to 23.02.2014 CIC1* Vale Sabroso (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 2  
20.02.2014 to 23.02.2014 CIC2* Vale Sabroso (POR)   ELFE DE LA POMME EL  
20.02.2014 to 23.02.2014 CIC2* Vale Sabroso (POR)   LULLY DES AULNES WD  
26.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CIC1* Waregem (BEL)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 9  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   LULLY DES AULNES 22 5
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Copenhagen (DEN)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 19  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   LULLY DES AULNES 14  
24.05.2013 to 25.05.2013 CIC2* Maarsbergen (NED)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 20  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   LULLY DES AULNES 59  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC3* Montelibretti (ITA)   LULLY DES AULNES 4  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CCI1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 13  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CIC3* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   LULLY DES AULNES EL  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CIC1* Barroca d'Alva (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 11  
21.02.2013 to 24.02.2013 CIC1* Vale Sabroso (POR)   FYONA VD HOLTAKKERS 6  
21.02.2013 to 24.02.2013 CIC2* Vale Sabroso (POR)   LULLY DES AULNES 9  
11.10.2012 to 14.10.2012 CCIO3*-NC Boekelo (NED)   LIMESTONE   11
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   LULLY DES AULNES   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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