October, 27th 1985
Emmelie Scholtens was born at the 27th of October 1985 in Groningen, in the north of Holland. Her parents always had horses and ponies so she grew up with the horses. She always loved all kinds of animals - and she still does -
And since she was a child she really liked to be around the horses and dogs. She started riding when she was four. When she was young she also did some showjumping but she prefered always dressage. For almost ten years Emmelie and her boyfriend Jeroen Witte have their training and education stable called ‘Trainingsstal Witte Scholtens, in Gorinchem. They have fifteen horses in their stable and a few youngsters.
Emmelie trains a lot of approved KWPN stallions and that’s how it all began with the successes in the young horse classes. She takes part in the highest level of dressage competitions; her best horses are Apache and Desperado and there both owned by Ad en Annemiek Valk. Now she is concentrating on both the young horse classes and the international dressage shows. She is training with olympic dressage rider Edward Gal also for almost ten years now.
Emmelie and Jeroen take care and train the horses for the most part of the day and next she trains some students, which she also really likes to do.