"Die Alten Meister" - in New York with Jean Bemelmanns

"Die Alten Meister" is a series of clinics with some of the best coaches the equestrian world has to offer! Born in Belgium, Jean Bemelmann came to Germany at the age of 17 to work with legend Robert Schmidtke. In 1984 Bemelmans assumed German citizenship and in the same year became German champion in professional dressage, a year later he took second place in the championship of professional riders. In 1987, 1988 and 1990 he was third at the German Dressage Championships. His most successful horses were the Hanoverian Angelino, Amazonas and Americo, with whom he belonged to the national dressage team for a total of six years. He was given the title of riding master in 1989. From 1993 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2002, Bemelmans worked as an honorary and discipline trainer for the German Olympic Riding Committee (DOKR). From 1996, Bemelmans also managed the Spanish dressage team as a national coach with great success. Under his leadership, the Spanish dressage riders won a total of five medals at the Olympic Games and World and European Championships. Overall, Bemelmans took part in seven Olympic Games as a coach, most recently in Rio as a coach for the French team. He ended his own active equestrian career in 1998.