Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 2nd May - Sunday 6th May, 2018 #MMBHT

Lara de Liedekerke-Meier

Belgium
  • 68 - Ducati vd Overdam

Biography

Belgian rider Lara made her Badminton debut in 2014 when she finished in 10th place with Ducati van den Overdam.

The pair was a member of the Belgian team for the 2013 European Championships in Malmo finishing in 19th place and the 2014 WEG in Caen finishing 18th.

Lara grew up in a horsey family and got her first pony at the age of seven and up to 2013 combined competing and studying; in 2004 she was a member of the Belgian Pony team for the European Championships and then competed at Junior and Young Rider European Championships. In 2010 she was selected to compete in her first senior Championship at the WEG in Lexington with the mare Nooney Blue, who took her from Junior to win the Belgian Young Rider Championship and then to senior level and is now a broodmare.

Lara has a BSc in Business Administration and in 2013 gained a MSc in Business Sciences from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Brussells.

Lara enjoys riding young horses including homebreds and training them up to the best of their abilities. Her parents organise the international (CIC3) event of Arville on their estate.

Lara is married to German international event rider Kai-Steffen Meier and the couple has a five month old daughter, Chiara.

Ducati Van Den Overdam owned by Mr Jean de Cloedt, is a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood. Bred by Phillipe Claus he is by the showjumping sire Orlando (a son of Heartbreaker) out of a mare by the Selle Francais Urous.

Ducati formerly showjumped and was acquired at the end of 2010 by Lara’s Uncle as a hunter but he gave him to Lara as he had no time to ride during the week. Thierry Storme the previous owner ‘had the feeling Ducati could be a super eventer’ and three years later he competed at Badminton.Lara describes Ducati as ‘a complicated horse in the stable, but a super cool-minded and really hard working horse’.

Entries

Ducati vd Overdam

BWP, Belgium, 2003
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Orlando

Dam Faedra du Genet (Urous)

Breeder Philippe Claus

Owner(s): Jean de Cloedt, La Hulpe, Belgium

Notable Results

2016 – Fontainebleau CICO3* El Ducati v/d Overdam
2015 – Houghton Hall CICO3* 13th Ducati v/d Overdam
2015 – Marbach CIC3* 13th Ducati v/d Overdam
2014 – Caen WEG 18th Ducati v/d Overdam
2014 – Aachen CICO3* 18th Ducati v/d Overdam
2013 – Pau CCI4* 35th Quella Langonnaise
2013 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 4th Alpaga D’Arville, 5th Averouge des Quatre Chenes
2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* 19th Ducati Van Den Overdam
2013 – Arville CIC2* 1st Averouge des Quatre Chenes
2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 19th Ducati Van Den Overdam
2013 – Marbacj CIC3* 18th Ducati Van Den Overdam
2013 – Belton CIC3* 17th Ducati Van Den Overdam
2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-3* EL Nooney Blue
2010 – WEG Lexington 43rd Nooney Blue
2008 – Kreuth CH-EU-Y-C2* 12th Nooney Blue
2006 – Necarne Castle CH-EU-J-C1* 6th Nooney Blue
2005 – Saumur CH-EU-J-C1* 6th Nooney Blue
2004 – Jaszkowo CH-EU-P C2* 6th Loulou
2003 – Necarne Castle CH-EU-P-C2* 10th Loulou (team bronze)

Badminton

2014 – 10th Ducati v/d Overdam (first time)