Aernout, Jonkheer van Lennep

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAernout•van Lennep
Used nameAernout, Jonkheer•van Lennep
Born23 February 1898 in Den Helder, Noord-Holland (NED)
Died17 December 1974 in Den Haag (The Hague), Zuid-Holland (NED)
NOC Netherlands
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Aernout van Lennep was the winner of the Dutch military championships in 1931, doubling as the trials for the Olympics. But his top horse Luftikus foundered and he was forced to ride Henk. In Los Angeles he was the last finishing rider, which was enough to lead the Dutch team to silver, as only two of the competing four teams finished. Van Lennep was a career officer in the artillery, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel (1948-53). During World War II he was a prisoner-of-war in Germany.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) NED Aernout, Jonkheer van Lennep
Individual, Men (Olympic) Henk 9
Team, Men (Olympic) Henk / Netherlands 2 Silver

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