About Derin Demirsoy

Derin was born in 1994, and started riding ponies when he was only 4-years-old – at the Galatasaray Pony Club in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been passionate about riding ever since.


When he was 10-years-old, Derin started competing with horses in the children’s category in Turkey. When he reached the age of 12, he got selected for the Turkish Children’s Team and started representing his country in international competitions.

 

With the Children’s Team, Derin won three consecutive team gold medals at the Balkan Championships (2006, 2007 and 2008) and a team bronze medal at the European Children’s Championship in 2008. After a very successful start to the 2009 season, he was selected for the Turkish Junior Team. The same year, thanks to his many good results in international competitions, Derin qualified for the European Championships for juniors.

 

The year 2009 was a special year for Derin: Although his first year as a junior, he won four international Grand Prix classes! The same year Milliyet and Cumhuriyet – two major national newspapers in Turkey – honoured Derin by nominating him as “Sportsman of the Year”.

 

In 2011 Derin was placed in 24 international competitions, and he won 12 of them. What made the year 2011 unforgettable, was the individual silver medal at the European Championships for juniors which he won on his horse Madick in Portugal. It was the first time in Turkish equestrian history that a junior won a medal at the European Championship. After such a successful year, the Turkish Equestrian Federation awarded Derin as “Most Successful Junior" of 2011.

In 2011, Derin made equestrian history for Turkey by taking the individual silver medal at the European Championships for juniors

In the beginning of 2012, Derin moved from Turkey to train with Bert Romp and Jos Lansink. In April 2012, Derin started training with Henk Nooren and moved with his horses to Nooren's Stables in Belgium before he ventured out on his own in 2016 and moved his horses close to Maastricht, Netherlands. Derin now manages his own stables, and trains with Jos Lansink.


Besides being a successful showjumper, Derin has also been pursuing his studies at Maastricht University since September 2012 and got his degree in International Business with a major in Finance in 2015.


At the beginning of 2017, Derin also graduated from the Young Riders Academy-team of 2016 – after participating a year in the educational program.


His current top horses are Harry K, Dadjak Ter Puttenen, Narazo de Nyze Z, Je Suis Van De Bien and Flaming Key Z. With Harry K, Derin won the 2017 CSIO3* Grand Prix of Drammen as well as the 2016 CSI4* FEI World Cup of Doha. The pair was also on the winning Turkish Nations Cup team at CSIO3* Sopot back in 2014. Aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen, Derin won this year's CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix at the Toscana Tour. 





Derin's top results

2018

  • 1st in the CSI5* 1.55m in Waregem, Belgium aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix at the Toscana Tour, Italy aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSI3* 1.45m Small Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour, Spain aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSI3* 1.45m at the Sunshine Tour, Spain aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSI3* 1.45m Grand Prix qualifier at Mâcon Chaintré, France aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSIYH1* 1.35m at Sentower Park, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 1st in the CSIYH 1.30m at the Sunshine Tour, Spain aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 2nd in the CSI4* 1.50m in Hagen, Germany aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 2nd in the CSIYH1* 1.35m at Sentower Park, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 2nd in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Waregem, Belgium aboard Hunter
  • 3rd in the CSI5*-W 1.45m in Dubai, UAE aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 3rd in the CSI4* 1.55m Championat of Salzburg, Austria aboard Je Suis van de Bien
  • 3rd in the CSI4* 1.45m Small Grand Prix at the Toscana Tour, Italy aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 3rd in the CSIYH1* 1.20/1.30m in Peelbergen, Netherlands aboard Hunter
  • 4th in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix qualifier in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K
  • 4th in the CSI2* 1.45m at the Sunshine Tour, Spain aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 4th in the CSI2* 1.45m at Peelbergen Equestrian Centre, Netherland aboard Je Suis van de Bien
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.40m at the Toscana Tour, Italy aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 5th in the CSI5* LGCT 1.50m in Doha, Qatar aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.45-1.50m in Lier, Belgium aboard Je Suis van de Bien
  • 5th in the CSIYH1* 1.25m at Sentower Park, Belgium aboard Hunter
  • 6th in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix at Jumping Longines Crans-Montana, Switzerland aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSI5* 1.50/1.55m in Ascona, Switzerland aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSIYH 1.35m at Tops International Arena, Netherlands aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 7th in the CSI4* 1.45m in Abu Dhabi, UAE aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 7th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Je Suis van de Bien
  • 8th in the CSI5*-W 1.60m Grand Prix FEI World Cup in Dubai, UAE aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSI4* 1.45m at Jumping Longines Crans-Montana, Switzerland aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSIYH1* 1.25m at Sentower Park, Belgium aboard Hunter
  • 10th in the CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Waregem, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 11th in the CSI4* 1.50-1.60m Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, UAE aboard Harry K
  • 11th in the CSI4* 1.50m at Jumping Longines Crans-Montana, Switzerland aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 12th in the 1.45 in Lier, Belgium aboard Harry K


2017

  • 1st in the CSIO3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Drammen, Norway aboard Harry K 
  • 1st in the CSI4* 1.50m Grand Prix qualifier in Salzburg, Austria aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 1st in the CSI4*-W 1.45m small Grand Prix in Al Rayyan, Qatar aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 2nd in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Doha, Qatar aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.45m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 2nd in the CSIYH1* 1.25m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 3rd in the CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Harry K 
  • 3rd in the CSI5* 1.55m in Al Rayyan, Qatar aboard Harry K 
  • 3rd in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix in Groß Viegeln, Germany aboard Harry K 
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.50m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.50m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 3rd in the CSIYH1* 1.20m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 4th in the CSI4*-W FEI World Cup in Doha, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 4th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Doha, Qatar aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 4th in the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K 
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Moorsele, Belgium aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.40m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 4th in the CSI2* 1.35 in Lier, Belgium aboard Jazzy D
  • 5th in the CSI4*-W FEI World Cup in Al Rayyan, Qatar aboard Harry K 
  • 5th in the CSI2* 1.35m in Kronenberg, Netherlands aboard Jazzy D 
  • 5th in the CSI2* 1.40m in Kronenberg, Netherlands aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 5th in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Roosendaal, Netherlands aboard Flaming Key SR Z 
  • 6th in the CSIYH1* 1.45m in Offenburg, Germany aboard Je Suis van de Bien
  • 6th in the CSIYH1* 1.20m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z 
  • 6th in the CSI1* 1.20m in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands aboard Flaming Key SR Z 
  • 7th in the CSI5* 1.55m in Al Rayyan, Qatar aboard Nazaro de Nyze Z
  • 7th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayyan, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 7th in the CSI2* 1.35 in Valkenswaard, Netherlands aboard Vancouver 
  • 7th in CSIU25-A 1.45m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Jazzy D
  • 7th in the CSIU25-A 1.35m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Jazzy D 
  • 8th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.25m in Poznan, Poland aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.25m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 9th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Moorsele, Belgium aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 9th in the CSI2* 1.35m in Mons Ghlin, Belgium aboard Jazzy D 
  • 9th in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z 
  • 9th in the CSIYH1* 1.25 in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Flaming Key SR Z 
  • 10th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Dadjak Ter Puttenen
  • 10th in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Poznan, Poland aboard Flaming Key SR Z
  • 12th in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 12th in the CSI2* 1.45m in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • 14th in the CSI3* 1.50/1.55m Grand Prix in Moorsele, Belgium aboard Harry K


2016

  • Winner of the CSI4*-W 1.40-1.60m World Cup in Doha, Qatar aboard Harry K 
  • Winner of the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • Winner of the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien 
  • 2nd in the CSI4* -W 1.45m Doha, Qatar aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Opglabbeek, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Jardy, France aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Roosendaal, Netherlands aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI4* 1.45m in La Coruña, Spain aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 4th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 4th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Doha, Qatar aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 4th in the CSIO3* 1.45m in Budapest, Hungary aboard Narazo de Nyze Z 
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Liege, Belgium aboard Narazo De Nyze Z
  • 4th in the CSIYH1* 1.35m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.40m in Vermezzo, Italy aboard Vancouver 
  • 5th in the CSIYH1* 1.40m in Opglabbeek, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 5th in the CSIYH1* 1.35m in Opglabbeek, Belgium aboard Jazzy D 
  • 6th in the CSI4*-W 1.40-1.60m World Cup in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSI5* 1.40m in Knokke, Belgium aboard Cristello II 
  • 6th in the CSIYH1* 1.45m in Munich, Germany aboard Je Suis Van De Bien 
  • 8th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Liege, Belgium aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Liege, Belgium aboard Jazzy D
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.35m in Lier, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 8th in the CSI1* 1.35m Grand Prix in Jardy, France aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 8th in the CSIYH1* 1.40m in Opglabbeek, Belgium aboard Je Suis Van De Bien
  • 9th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Liege, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 10th in the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in Munich, Germany aboard Harry K
  • 10th in the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in Bolesworth, Great Britain aboard Harry K
  • 10th in the CSIYH1* 1.45m in Munich, Germany aboard Je Suis Van De Bien


2015

  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.45m in Samorin, Slovakia aboard Vancouver
  • Winner of the CSI4*-W 1.35m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Bosphorus
  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.40m in Ebreichsdorf, Austria aboard Bosphorus
  • Winner of the CSIU25-A 1.35m in Graz, Austria aboard Bosphorus
  • 2nd in the CSIO3* 1.50m Nations Cup in Celje, Slovenia aboard Harry K
  • 2nd in the CSIO5* 1.50m in Sopot, Poland aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI4*-W 1.35m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Bosphorus
  • 2nd in the CSI4* 1.40m in Samorin, Slovakia aboard Bosphorus
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.50m in Graz, Austria aboard Colino
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Ebreichsdorf, Austria aboard Bosphorus
  • 3rd in the CSIO3* 1.45m in Celje, Slovenia aboard Colino
  • 3rd in the CSIO3* 1.45m in Celje, Slovenia aboard Bosphorus
  • 3rd in the CSI3*-W 1.45m in Warsaw, Poland aboard Harry K
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.45m in Graz, Austria aboard Harry K
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Vilamoura, Portugal aboard Bosphorus
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.35m in Drachten, Netherlands aboard Bosphorus
  • 4th in the CSIO4* 1.45m in Linz, Austria aboard Vancouver
  • 4th in the CSIO3* 1.50m in Budapest, Hungary aboard Vancouver
  • 5th in the CSI5* 1.45m in La Coruña, Spain aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • 5th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 5th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Doha, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 5th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Doha, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 5th in the CSI4* 1.45m in Amsterdam, Netherlands aboard Vancouver
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Dortmund, Germany aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSI4* 1.50m in Liege, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSI3*-W 1.45m in Warsaw, Poland aboard Colino
  • 6th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Geesteren, Netherlands aboard Harry K
  • 6th in CSI3* 1.45m in Neumünster, Germany aboard Bosphorus
  • 7th in the CSI4*-W 1.60m World Cup in Doha Qatar, aboard Harry K
  • 7th in the CSI4* 1.45m in Vilamoura, Portugal aboard Bosphorus
  • 7th in the CSI3* 1.60m Olympic Qualifier in Samorin Slovakia, aboard Harry K
  • 7th in the CSI3* 1.60m Grand Prix in Geesteren, Netherlands aboard Harry K
  • 7th in the CSI4* 1.45m in Wiesbaden, Germany aboard Vancouver
  • 8th in the CSI5*-W 1.45m in Helsinki, Finland aboard Bosphorus
  • 8th in the CSI4*-W 1.45m in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Narazo de Nyze Z
  • 8th in the CSI4*-W 1.60m World Cup in Al Rayaan, Qatar aboard Harry K
  • 8th in the CSI4* 1.60m Grand Prix in Liege, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 8th in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Graz, Austria aboard Colino
  • 10th in the CSI5* 1.45m in LGCT Rome, Italy aboard Colino

 

2014

  • Winner of the CSIO3* 1.60m Nations Cup in Sopot, Poland aboard Harry K
  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.40m in Maastricht, Netherlands aboard Vancouver
  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.40m in Wiener-Neustadt, Austria aboard Vancouver
  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.35m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Surprise
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.45m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSIO3* 1.40m puissance in Sopot, Poland aboard Bosphorus 
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Poznan, Poland aboard Vancouver 
  • 3rd in the CSIO3* 1.50m in Bratislava, Slovakia aboard Harry K 
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.45m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 3rd in the CSI3*-W 1.40m in Poznan, Poland aboard Vancouver 
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.35m in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain aboard Surprise
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.40m in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain aboard Vancouver
  • 4th in the CSI3*-W 1.60m World Cup in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Samorin, Slovakia aboard Harry K 
  • 4th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.45m in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain aboard Vancouver
  • 5th in the CSIO3* 1.50m in Sopot, Poland aboard Colino 
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 6th in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Lanaken, Belgium aboard Colino
  • 6th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Liege, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 6th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Donaueschingen, Germany aboard Harry K
  • 7th in the CSI3* 1.60m Grand Prix in Donaueschingen, Germany aboard Harry K
  • 8th in the CSIO3* 1.50m in Budapest, Hungary aboard Colino
  • 9th in the CSI3* 1.60m Grand Prix in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K 
  • 9th in the CSI3*-W 1.50m in Poznan, Poland aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSI3* 1.50m in Maastricht, Netherlands aboard Harry K 

 

2013

  • Winner of the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Mantes la Jolie, France aboard Harry K
  • Winner of the CSI2* 1.30m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Surprise
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Lummen, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI3* 1.40m in Lummen, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Offenburg, Germany aboard Surprise
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Surprise
  • 2nd in the CSI2* 1.35m in Oliva, Spain aboard Vancouver
  • 3rd in the CSI2* 1.40m in Offenburg, Germany aboard Surprise
  • 3rd in the CSI2* 1.30m in Oliva, Spain aboard Surprise
  •  4th in the CSI2* 1.45m in Wieze, Belgium, aboard Harry K
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.40m in Mannheim, Germany aboard Vancouver
  • 5th in the CSI3* 1.40m in Lummen, Belgium aboard Vancouver
  • 6th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Bonheiden, Belgium aboard Harry K
  • 9th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Oliva, Spain aboard Colino
  • 9th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Oliva, Spain aboard Colino


2012

  • Winner of the CSI2* 1.35m in Jardy, France aboard Surprise
  • Winner of the CSI3* 1.30m in Beervelde, Belgium aboard Surprise
  • Winner of the CSIYH1* 1.25m in Fontainebleau, France aboard Bosphorus
  • 3rd in the CSIYH1* 1.30m in Fontainebleau, France aboard Bosphorus
  • 3rd in the CSI3* 1.45m in Bethune, France aboard Madick
  • 3rd in CSI2* the 1.35m in Drachten, Netherlands aboard Surprise
  • 7th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Moorsele, Belgium aboard Colino
  • 8th in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Fontainebleau, France aboard Madick

 

2011-2006:

  • 2011: Silver at the European Championships for juniors in Comporta, Portugal aboard Madick
  • 2009: Three Grand Prix wins in the junior category in Neuendorf, Roggel and SIEC International Youth Cup as well as one win in the U25 Grand Prix in the Salzburg European Youngster Cup
  • 2008: Team bronze at the European Championships for children in Athens, Greece
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008: Team gold at the Balkan Championships for children