German Grand Prix rider and long-standing coach of the Danish dressage riders Rudolf Zeilinger will coach the Spanish dressage team in the future. For 19 years Zeilinger coached the Danish and then he said it was time to do something new. Zeilinger will succeed Jan Bemelmans, who coached the Spanish for 16 years but already resigned in 2012. Since 2012 there has not been another official national coach. Rafael Soto helped the Spanish dressage riders from 2012 to 2017, but he never had the official post that Zeilinger now takes over.