||26 Mar 2019
Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
||Dutch, English, German
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began riding at age six.
|Why this sport?
||Her parents had a farm where they bred ponies, and she rode horses as a hobby.
|Club / Team
||Dressuurstal Adelinde Cornelissen: Netherlands
||In October 2014 she suffered a fracture in her leg and a dislocated fibula when she fell of a young horse. She had to rest for four to six weeks and missed the World Cup event in Stockholm, Sweden. (bitmagazine.nl, 19 Nov 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If you can dream it, you can do it." (adelindecornelissen.nl, 31 Mar 2017)
|Awards and honours
||In 2011 and 2012 she was named Sportswoman of the Year in province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. (dehoefslag.nl, 13 Dec 2012; rtvdrenthe.nl, 09 Dec 2011)
She received the 2011 Best Athlete Award from the International Equestrian Federation [FEI]. (knhs.nl, 18 Apr 2013)
In 2008 and 2009 she was named Sportswoman of the Year in Drenthe, Netherlands. (dekrantvanmiddendrenthe.nl, 22 Jan 2010)
||To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (dehoefslag.nl, 21 Dec 2016)
She runs Landgoed Balkenschoten in Nijkerk, Netherlands. (adelindecornelissen.nl, 01 Feb 2019; horses.nl, 09 Jun 2015)
She withdrew from the individual competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after her horse Parzival was stung by an insect and suffered a swollen jaw and cheek. (rtvdrenthe.nl, 11 Aug 2016)