Dinja van Liere – profile

Dinja van Liere (b. 1990) is a Dutch dressage rider. She competed at the European dressage Championships in Hagen 2021 and was the traveling reserve for the Dutch team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Dinja started riding at a young age and became a home rider at Stal Hexagon. In 2012, she became National Indoor Champion in the M2 level, and the same year she won a bronze medal at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany.

In the following years, Dinja rode successfully in the Grand Prix under 25, but her breakthrough came in 2021 when she competed two horses, Haute Couture (Connaisseur / Ips Krack C) and Hermes (Easy Game / Flemmingh), in international Grand Prix.

Dinja van Liere – Hermes FEI World Cup Dressage Herning 2021 © FEI / Leanjo de Koster

She was selected to represent the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but after a technical mistake in the owners’ registration in the database of the FEI, she was not allowed to compete the nominated horse. With her other horse, Dinja was instead selected as traveling reserve.

A month later, she was selected to compete at the European Championships in Hagen where she finished 10th.

World Championships in Herning 2022

During the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, Dinja van Liere and the superstar horse Hermes secured two times bronze for Holland, with impressive scores in both Grand Prix Special(79.407 %) and Grand Prix Freestyle(86.900 %).