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Henk Nooren in Rotterdam 1980

Henk Nooren in Rotterdam 1980.

Henk Nooren at CSIO Rotterdam 1980

Henk Nooren at CSIO Rotterdam 1980

Birthday: Henk Nooren 58 years

Happy Birthday to Henk Nooren – 58 years today!

Henk Nooren in 1980

Henk Nooren, here at age 26, in 1980

Henk Nooren (*August 23, 1954) is one of the most sought-after show jumping trainers and coaches today. He has been federal trainer for Spain and Sweden. Today he is Chef d’Equipe for the French team.

As a talented 20 years old he became a pupil to Hans Günter Winkler. He lived in Warendorf and trained for Winkler for almost two years in 1974-75. Here he perfected his elegant style and learned everything worth knowing on how to become a top rider. Nooren is very grateful to Winkler and said:  “Without Winkler I wouldn’t be where I am today. His system suited me”.

The Netherlands built a superb young team with Henk Nooren, Johan Heins, Rob Ehrens , Emil Hendrix plus the nestor Anton Ebben. In 1977 the Dutch team won the team gold medal at European Championships in Vienna. A year later they took the silver medal at the World Championships in Aachen 1978. On both occasions Nooren’s horse was the legendary white Pluco. Another medal came at the European Championships in Munich 1981, where Nooren rode in the bronze winning team on Obstalan II. He also competed in the Olympic Games in Montreal 1976 on Jagermeester (ex Grande Giso) with an individual 13th place as result.

Henk Nooren on Opstalans Shorline in Rotterdam

Henk Nooren on Opstalans Shorline in Rotterdam

Henk Nooren on Opstalans Shorline in Rotterdam 1980

Henk Nooren

Henk Nooren (*August 23, 1954) is one of the most sought-after show jumping trainers and coaches today. He has been trainer for Spain and Sweden. Today he is the man behind the successes of the French team.

As a talented 20 years old he became a pupil to Hans Günter Winkler. He lived in Warendorf and trained for Winkler for almost two years in 1974-75. Here he perfected his elegant style and learned everything worth knowing on how to become a top rider. Nooren is very grateful to Winkler and said:  “Without Winkler I wouldn’t be where I am today. His system suited me”.

The Netherlands built a superb young team with Henk Nooren, Johan Heins, Rob Ehrens , Emil Hendrix plus the nestor Anton Ebben. In 1977 the Dutch team won the team gold medal at European Championships in Vienna. A year later they took the silver medal at the World Championships in Aachen 1978. On both occasions Nooren’s horse was the legendary white Pluco. Another medal came at the European Championships in Munich 1981, where Nooren rode in the bronze winning team on Obstalan II. He also competed in the Olympic Games in Montreal 1976 on Jagermeester (ex Grande Giso) with an individual 13th place as result.

Henk Nooren on Jagermeester at the Olympics in Montreal 1976

Henk Nooren on Jagermeester at the Olympics in Montreal 1976