Dutch sisters Anne and Lotte Meulendijks were born in a real ‘horse family’. The ambition and passion their family has for horses was inherited by both 26 years old Anne as 24 years old Lotte. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise that both girls started riding horses at the age of five, at the riding school of their aunt in Geldrop. When both sisters were 7 years old, they started competing in dressage competitions as well as jumping competitions. As for now, both girls compete in the highest level of the dressage sport.
When Anne was 13 years old, she decided to focus on dressage competitions only. This turned out to be a good decision as she competed in her first European Championship. By now, she managed to win the title European Champion twice. In addition, Anne became Dutch Champion 6 times and received the title KNHS Talent of the Year 2017. In 2019, her second year as a senior, Anne was selected for the European Championships once again. With her horse MDH Avanti N.O.P., she’s a part of the Dutch Olympic squad, which means she is one of the contenders for a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
At a young age, Lotte decided to fully focus on the dressage sport s as well and on the age of 16 she competed at her first European Championship. This was followed by many more European Championships with the Juniors and the Young Riders. Together with the Dutch squad, Lotte managed to win two silver medals at the European Championships. Lotte is now preparing to compete at Grand Prix level with her horse Welt Hill.
From their home base in the Dutch Heeze, Anne and Lotte run their succesful company MDH Sporthorses where they train their horses and the horses of various owners on a daily base. With a specialization in training (young) dressage horses up to the highest level of the sports, both sisters are involved in the sport and everything that comes with it. The entire company is run by Anne and Lotte who, in addition to training the horses, also take care of the stable management and accounting.
As successful athletes and entrepreneurs, the ambitious Anne and Lotte don’t sit back. Besides their passion for horses, they are committed to a healthy lifestyle with the proper nutrition. The sisters also have a great interest in fashion.