Monday, July 06, 2020

Carmen Römer-Theunissen interview, training and racing during Covid-19 pandemic - Full Article
4th July 2020


I was born in Heerlen in the Netherlands as an only child. Apparently I was a member of the riding and hunting association before I was born and therefor was picked up as newborn from the hospital with 21 horses. When I was 18 I joined the Royal Dutch Navy and completed my Master in finance at the University in Amsterdam in 2009. After 7 years I left the Navy to work in the financial auditing business. I finished Post graduate accountancy at the University of Maastricht in 2015 and was licenced as an official auditor by 2016.
I married my husband Kay Theunissen in 2009 and our son Aiden was born in 2016. We are expecting a daughter in September 2020.

Notable achievements / palmares.

Eight times Champion of the Netherlands
Individual European Champion, 2006 with Fadilah R in Zabreh na Moraven (CHE)
Individual World Championship Kentucky, 19th place with Tuff Enuff
Individual European Championship Florac, 19th place with Gitana 220
Team Bronze Netherlands, European Championship 2015 Samorin (SVK) with Siglavy Bagdady Zeusz (individual 16th)
Team Bronze Netherlands, World Championship 2016 Samorin (SVK) with Priam des Roches (individual not placed)
Individual 8th place European Championship 2017 Brussels with Priam des Roches
34 completions in 160 km
Over 20,000 km successful completions.

When did you start riding?

I guess before I could walk...


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