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Jur VRIELING is a Dutch athlete and competes in Jumping.

FEI ID 10001858
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31/07/1969
Competing for Netherlands - NED
Registration Jumping 2019
Last update 02/10/2018
FEI Database

Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age 13.
Why this sport? He grew up around horses but he was more interested in football as a child. However, he did not like school so he chose to focus on riding. "Once I realised that I was really good, I wanted more and more. I wanted to be better. In football you could only get points and my sister came home from riding with cups and trophies."
Club / Team Stal Vrieling / Valkensvwaard United: Netherlands
Name of coach Rob Ehrens [national], NED
International Debut
Year 1990
Competing for Netherlands
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Suzanne Tepper
Residence Holwierde, NED
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages Dutch, English, German
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father Jan. (, 03 May 2013)
Injuries He sustained two broken ribs after falling from his horse while competing in Lanaken, Belgium, in September 2018. The injury did no prevent him from competing two weeks later at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America. (, 15 Sep 2018;, 19 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Only if the horse has pleasure in what it does, can I be happy too." (, 03 May 2013)
Awards and honours He was named the Netherlands' province of Groningen's 2014 and 2015 Sportsman of the Year. (, 17 Mar 2016;, 10 Mar 2015)
Famous relatives His partner Suzanne Tepper has represented the Netherlands in equestrian jumping at World Cup and Nations Cup events. His father Jan and his sister Jannemiek have also competed in equestrian at an elite level. (, 26 Jan 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Sep 2015)
Other information STABLES He owns and runs Stal Vrieling in Holwierde, Netherlands, with his partner Suzanne Tepper. He coaches riders and trains and trades jumping horses. (, 10 Apr 2018) MEDAL GIFT In April 2013 he gifted his silver medal from the 2012 Olympic Games in London to the van de Lageweg family, who run the VDL Stud. Wiepke van de Lageweg is the breeder and owner of his 2012 Olympic horse VDL Bubalu. (, 07 Apr 2013)