The Jumping Owners Club (JOC) today announced the launch of its first ever website which has been created to both raise awareness of the Club and its role within equestrian sport, as well as to provide Club members with a single source of news and information. The website address is www.jumpingownersclub.com
The JOC was founded in partnership with the FEI in 2004 to recognise the role of the owner in the sport of Show Jumping, and to provide them with a representative voice. The Club currently has over 50 members from around the world, all of whom own horses which compete at a variety of levels. The Club is chaired by Mr. Christian Baillet, owner of Randgraaf, and notable members include Mrs. Madeleine Winter-Schulze, owner of Gotha FRH and Coupe de Coeur 2 ridden by Ludger Beerbaum, and Mrs. Emmanuele Perron-Pette, owner of Kevin Staut’s leading mare Silvana HDC.
Mr. Christian Baillet, Chairman of the JOC said: “The launch of the JOC website is the first major step towards increasing awareness of the role played by the owners in the sport of Jumping, and we hope it will encourage more owners from around the world to join the Club.”
The new website aims to provide JOC members with an easy source of up-to-date news, as well as a quick-stop for all event information. Providing a login area, JOC members will be able to indicate their attendance at an event, as well as obtain links for upcoming events’ hospitality and tickets.
The new JOC website will also equip potential new members, and the public, with an outline of the purpose of the JOC and its aims for the future. A full interview with the Chairman, Christian Baillet, is also available.