Hendrik Snoek

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Hendrik Snoek at 1972 CHIO Rotterdam

Hendrik Snoek a former German show jumper who later became a businessman. Snoek was heir to a supermarket fortune.[1] He was kidnapped on 3 November 1976 and held for a DM 5,000,000 ransom. He was discovered tied up under a motorway bridge, by a lorry driver, after the ransom was paid by his father and considerable amount of the ransom was eventually recovered.[citation needed] He was a founder of the Westphalian Horse Museum in Münster.

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Snoek won the 1972 Hickstead Derby on Shirokko. He was a reserve at the 1976 Summer Olympics for West Germany. He won the R.D.S. Dublin Grand Prix in 1984 riding the chestnut mare Palma Nova.


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