Joris Vanspringel

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Joris Vanspringel

  • 81 - Creator GS


The experienced amateur Olympic rider from Antwerp in Belgium, Joris (59) describes himself as a railway stationmaster. Joris is a long-standing member of the Belgian team – he is a four-time Olympian. Joris first came to Badminton in 2009 and last competed here in 2017. It will however be a first Badminton and 5* for Creator GS who has 4* form.

With the Thoroughbred Bold Action Joris represented Belgium at the 2007 and ’09 European Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games and in 2009 completed his first Badminton. In 2011 with Lully des Aulnes he was member of the team for the European Championships in Luhmuhlen, in 2012 they competed at the London Olympic Games, in 2013 the European Championships in Malmo and in 2014 were members of the Belgian team for the WEG and in 2015 the team for the European championships at Blair Castle.  In 2016 he was a member of the Belgian team for the Rio Olympic Games (24th) – their sixth consecutive major championship together.

He trains with Belgian international show jumper Harrie Smolders

Joris enjoys mountain biking

Creator GS owned by Won-Jae Hong and rider is a 15-year-old Dutch-bred, KWPN registered gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Kreator out of a mare by Caruso. He was formerly jumped by his Korean owner who competed him in the 2018 Asian Games. Joris took the ride the following year and introduced him to eventing.



Creator GS

KWPN, Netherlands, 2007
17.0hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Kreator

Dam Rekarla (Caruso)

Breeder A Geerts

Owner(s): Won Jae Hong
& Rider

Notable Results

2022 – Montelibretti CCI4*L 9th Creator GS

2021 – Marbach CCI4*S 41 Creator GS

2020 – Barroca D’Alva CCI4*S 7th Creator GS

2020 – Sopot CCI4*L 4th Creator GS

2018 – Tryon WEG 58th Imperial van de Holtakkers

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* El Lully Des Aulnes

2016 – Rio OG 24th Lully des Aulnes

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 30th Lully des Aulnes

2014 – Caen WEG El Lully des Aulnes

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-CCI3* 22nd Lully des Aulnes

2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 14th Lully des Aulnes

2012 – London OG RET Lully Des Aulnes

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C3* 10th Lully Des Aulnes

2009 – Fontainebleu CH-EU-CCI*** 29th Bold Action

2008 – Hong Kong (Olympics) 47th Bold Action

2007 – Pratoni CH-EU-CCI*** 9th Bold Action

2004 – Athens OG El Captain Bandolera


2017 – 24th Lully Des Aulnes

2013 – 59th Lully des Aulnes

2011 – 25th Lully des Aulnes

2009 – 41st Bold Action (first time)