Kim van der Muren, the rider who steered Gaudeloupe Beau to bronze at the 2016 World Young Horse Championships, will be moving to Chaam, The Netherlands, where she will be setting up her independent business.
The 40-year old Van der Muren and her boyfriend, insurance consultant Stephan Hirdes, moved into the new property on 1 March 2020.
Van der Muren has been working for dressage trainer Frenk Jespers as his head rider. Aboard the now 10-year old Dutch warmblood mare Guadeloupe Beau (by Bordeaux x Vivaldi) she won the bronze medal at the World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo.
Kim has also been campaigning the Thai owned Swedish warmblood stallion A'Ha (by His Highness x Prestige) at international small tour level this year. They competed at the first CDI in July 2020 in Grote Brogel, Belgium.
Van der Muren will now operate from her own boutique yard in Chaam with a 9-stall building. She also coaches Dutch Under 25 rider Lotte van den Herik at VDH Stables and will continue to ride horses for Jespers.
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