s a professional show jumper for over twenty years, it’s safe to say that Jeroen Dubbeldam knows how to stay level-headed when dealing with the ups and downs that come with the horse business. With a career that spans over 1,500 competitions (according to FEI records), Dubbeldam’s experience and expertise are sensed immediately when he speaks about his past mounts who have shaped his career into what it is today.
At the age of 27, Dubbeldam proved he was a force to be reckoned with, winning Olympic gold in Sydney aboard his legendary mount, De Sjiem. Following his illustrious partnership aboard De Sjiem, which also includes a win at the 2001 Grand Prix of Aachen, Dubbeldam’s career quieted down. Little did we know that he was quietly building a string that would impress the world for years to come.