Emmelie Scholtens Pregnant with First Child

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:59
The Netherlands
Emmelie Scholtens announced her pregnancy with this photo on social media

Former Dutch team rider Emmelie Scholtens has announced her pregnancy with her first child. The baby is due January 2022. 

The news of the pregnancy comes as a silver lining to a year in which Scholtens saw her Olympic dream evaporate. In the spring she had to withdraw her top ride Desperado (by Vivaldi x Havidoff) from Dutch Olympic team contention as he was not fit to compete. 

Scholtens has been a member of the Dutch team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games (on the late Apache) and at the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam (on Desperado). 

Father of the baby is Emmelie's long-time life partner Jeroen Witte, son of Dutch horse dealer Nico Witte.

Related Links
Emmelie Scholtens Withdraws Desperado from Olympic Contention
Scholtens and Indian Rock Make Winning Small Tour Debut at 2021 CDI Exloo, Desperado Not Fit
Corona Times: Hit & Run with Emmelie Scholtens