Maikel van der Vleuten is the new rider of Massimo Dutti. So the Dutch rider, current Team World Champion and number 6 in the Longines FEI Ranking, joins the project initiated by his father Eric, and Maikel will compete with horses owned by Marta Ortega.
Maikel, who until now had been sponsored by VDL Groep, is very grateful for all the successes achieved in recent years. “I thank Wim van der Leegte and VDL for all their trust and the resources that they have given me during this stage. I have been very fortunate to have their support.”
Regarding the stage that now begins with Massimo Dutti, Maikel says: ”I am very excited about this new project in which my father will continue. We are lucky to have very good horses and, thanks to Marta Ortega and Massimo Dutti, we aspire to achieve great results.”
Source: Press Release by Oxer Sport
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