Dirk Demeersman announced as Chef d’Equipe for Team Belgium…

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Dirk Demeersman (BEL) riding Bufero van het Panishof a member of the winning Belgium team
Photo: Ktrsztina Hajdu/FEI

The Belgian National team has been in search of a new Chef d’Equipe for some weeks now. The search is over! It has been announced this week that Belgium’s long-standing international representative Dirk Demeersman will replace Kurt Gravemeier as the Belgian Chef d’Equipe. With three Olympic Games, two World Championships and four European Championships under his belt, Dirk Demeersman has decided to hang up his boots at the age 50 years old to devote himself entirely to the Belgian National Team.

Dirk Demeersman made his international debut for Belgium in 1992 with his participation in the Barcelona Olympic Games riding Edelberg before participating in the European Championships five years later with El Paso. But the true peak of his career came with the well-known Holsteiner stallion Clinton, bringing him up as a young stallion to finish fourth place individually at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Dirk Demeersman has finally agreed to the request of many riders, including Pieter Devos and Gilles Dunon, to devote himself to training and coaching the Belgian team at the highest level.

Source: Stud for Life