Ermelo, Netherlands – December 22, 2021 – From January 1, 2022, Jos Lansink will be the new national coach of the show jumping riders of Team NL. The native of Twente thus becomes the successor of Rob Ehrens. Lansink has an extremely impressive track record as a rider and coach and is highly regarded in the world of international show jumping.
Jos Lansink (1961) is still fully active in show jumping, where he can look back on an extremely successful top sport career. The most beautiful medal in his trophy cabinet is the Olympic gold he won with the team in Barcelona in 1992. Besides Lansink, this golden team consisted of Piet Raijmakers (NED) and Jan Tops (NED).
Jos Lansink talks enthusiastically about his new challenge: “I am really looking forward to working with the Dutch riders and those involved. The Netherlands has very good riders and I think it is great to be able to do this for the Dutch equestrian sport. I enjoy being at the big international competitions a lot and this is a wonderful position that I am really looking forward to and look forward to with confidence. I may have Belgian nationality, but I will always remain a Dutchman in my heart and I am happy to contribute to the successes of Dutch show jumping.”
Jos Lansink’s international successes started in 1988 with, among other things, a victory in the Grand Prix of Rotterdam and a place in the Dutch team that started at the Olympic Games in Seoul. In that Olympic debut, Lansink finished seventh with his horse Felix and fifth with the team. At the European Championships in Rotterdam, in 1989, (horse Felix) and the European Championships in La Baule 1991 (horse Egano), Lansink won Bronze. In La Baule, he also won his first international gold medal with the team. Lansink achieved another memorable victory in 1994 when he won the World Cup final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch with the stallion Libero H.
In the late 1990s, Jos Lansink started working at the famous Belgian stud farm Zangersheide and in 2001 he also took Belgian nationality. As a Belgian he continued his successes and became world champion in 2006 in Aachen with the impressive gray Cumano.
In total, Lansink started at seven consecutive Olympic Games. In 2018, he rode in his last international competition. During his impressive career, Jos Lansink (BEL) became Dutch champion seven times and won the Belgian title once.
Lansink now runs his sports and training stable in Belgium. Until recently, Dutch top rider Frank Schuttert was one of the successful stable riders at Lansink.
“I am incredibly proud that Jos Lansink will be our new national coach”, says KNHS Technical Director Iris Boelhouwer. “He has an enormous track record and he will use his experience and knowledge as a rider and coach for the Dutch show jumping sport. I am very much looking forward to working with him and especially after the discussions with the riders I have every confidence that Jos will make an important contribution on the way to the Olympic Games in Paris.”
Source: Press Release from the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation
Photo: © KNHS