Then: Maikel van der Vleuten aged twelve years old competing his pony Super Brat. Maikel's father Eric bought the pony quite young for his son to ride. The pair started up in small classes, but worked their way up and went on to jump two European Championships for ponies.
Now: Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he was on the Dutch silver winning team with VDL Groep Verdi. Photo by Ken Braddick / dressage-news.com.