CHIO Organization prepared for the future

Bestuur Vrijdag 23 aug 40

Now the EC-job is done the CHIO organization is working hard to define the future of the eldest international top sports event of Rotterdam and the only 5* outdoor equestrian event in the Netherlands. Some changes in the board became effective by November 1st.

New president, treasurer and sports director Dressage

Theo de Rooij is replacing Belle de Bruin, who has been in the board since 2011 and was president since 2012. Theo de Rooij studied business economy at the Erasmus Univerisity and started his first job at Phs van Ommeren NV. Nowadays he is active as entrepreneur and is investing in several businesses with focus on Telecommunications and ICT.

Treasurer Lowick Barg after 7 years is handing over to Klaus de Clercq Zubli who is in the board since 2 years. Olympic dressage rider, trainer and coach Patrick van der Meer is the new sports director Dressage. He is taking over from Laurens van Lieren who fulfilled this position since 2011.

“The CHIO Rotterdam can be proud looking back what Belle de Bruin, Lowick Barg and Laurens van Lieren together with their fellow board members have achieved over the past years. Of course the EC's were the cherry on top. We're grateful to these people," says Ron Voskuilen, general director CHIO Rotterdam. "At the same time with Theo de Rooij, Patrick van der Meer and the other board members we have a knowledgeable, experienced and very motivated board that will work on the future of our great event with the globalization of the equestrian sports and our 75th anniversary in 2023 as focus areas. We are aiming to remain one of the world leading equestrian events.”

photo credits: Liesbeth Foppen

  • Share this article