There has been a surprise concerning Belgium’s show-jumping team: German Peter Weinberg will succeed Dirk Demersman as coach of the show-jumpers. Three names were in the race and for many Weinberg was an outsider, since he has never before worked as national coach. The national committee of the show-jumpers and the representative of the active show-jumpers voted for Weinberg, who was among the German top riders of the 80s and 90s. For 25 years he was part of the A or B squad and took part in 40 Nations Cups. When Herbert Meier was national coach he was his assistant coach for many years. Since 2006 he has been a member of the board of directors of the CHIO Aachen.
Dirk Demeersman stay for a while longer and work together with Peter Weinberg to allow for a smooth transition.