Mischa Koot (1977) rode her first European Pony Championship as a 12-year-old in 1990 in Italy. In 1998 Mischa became Dutch Young Rider Champion. In total, she competed at seven European Championships with four different horses and won seven silver medals. Mischa is a qualified ‘KNHS coach level 5’.
In 1999 Mischa switched to the Seniors and in 2000 she rode her first Grand Prix. She was very successful with Controversy. She competed in several World Cup competitions and was a member of the B-cadre. Mischa trained several horses up to Small Tour level and became reserve champion with U2 at ‘ZZ-Zwaar’ level in 2010. Currently she has a few horses in training, among them Don Quichot (United x Gribaldi), who is a talented horse with much potential for the Big Tour.