Dutch Sjef Janssen will stay national coach of the Belgian dressage riders until the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. A Cooperation until December 31st, 2020 has been signed.
Since 2013, Janssen has been the coach responsible for the Belgian dressage team. Now the federation has evaluated this period and has come to the conclusion that they want to extend the cooperation with Janssen. However, the goals are very clear: At the 2017 European Championships in Gothenburg the team should make it into the top 8, the same should happen for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon and the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam. The most important goal is the qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the federation also wants the team to be part of the top 8.