Jorinde’s love of horses does not come as a surprise. The equestrian family Verwimp has loved horses since the 12th Century. Her father, Wim Verwimp, was successful as an international dressage rider and Jorinde has always had the same ambition. As a child she was always to be found on the yard and it wasn’t long before the little one had a pony under her. After a successful pony career she moved on to horses. Her career has been very fruitful, as since 2016 the young rider can call herself an Olympian, at just 21 years of age. From 2012 until her participation in Rio, Jorinde worked as a stable rider for Anky van Grunsven. Under her guidance she made a successful transition to Grand Prix with Tiamo.
The highlight of Jorinde’s career is without doubt her participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (2016). Together with top horse Tiamo (Lester x Hemmingway) she travelled as sole Belgian rider to far-away Brazil. They rode a good score of 70.771% which earned them a very respectable 35th place. The combination has achieved high scores. They scored 75.325% in Aachen (July 2016) and 75.275% in the Grand Prix in Mechelen (December 2015).
As well as Tiamo she also competes the good-looking Wendor (Kennedy x Iglesias). This combination is competing at Intermediaire I and Prix St. George level. This year they have achieved many scores in the 70% such as the 71.075% in Compiègne (Intermediaire I, Kür) and the 72.750% in Nice (Intermediaire I, Kür). They were also part of the Belgian selection for Achen in the four star category.
With Arie Sollenburg (Olivi x Ferro) Jorinde participated in CHIO Aachen, where they were rewarded with the eighth place! During the CDI3* in Waregem, they scored percentages of 72.9% and 70.76% in the Prix St. Georges, with which they became third twice. In the Freestyle they managed to achieve a percentage of 73.3%, where they also became third. In addition, the duo is preparing for their debut in the Grand Prix.
Jorinde also shows up in the arena with Cape Town and Kastar Hof ter Zeedycke D’12 (Game-Boy D’10 x Bonheur) . With Cape Town (Conteur x Calambo) she has performed in the Small Tour, where they are already rewarded with multiple 69+ scores. With Kastar she became the Belgian Champion in the seven-years-old category in 2017.