Harrie Smolders

Harrie Smolders


2009 – Competed at the European Championships
– Competed at the World Equestrian Games
 – Individual Silver Medal at the Show Jumping World Cup Finals; Competed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2017 – Individual Silver Medal at the European Championships
2018 – Ranked #1 in the Longines World Rankings

Notable Horses

Odessa JH, Exquis Walnut De Muze, Don VHP Z N.O.P, Regina Z, Emerald



International Grand Prix Show Jumper

Harrie Smolders is a Dutch Olympic show jumping rider. He grew up with his parents and his sister in Lage-Mierde in Brabant and began riding at eight years old.

His father had always loved horses and encouraged his son’s riding career. Though he didn’t start his career as a bold rider, he still won multiple national titles in show jumping, dressage and eventing.

After he obtained his Havo certificate, Harrie moved to Meppel in Drente when he was 18.

For more than four years, he rode for former European champion Johan Heins and gained valuable experiencing training talented young horses.

In 2002, Harrie made the switch to the stable of Axel Verlooy.

Harrie is currently based in Lage-Mierde with his girlfriend Inge and two sons, Pim and Siep. 

With the Verlooy family and his dedicated team, Harrie has gained tremendous international success in recent years and is currently ranked #1 in the Longines World Rankings.