On March 13th in ‘s-Hertogenbosch CSI5*, there was a special ceremony. Alongside the top-level competitions, the event also included an important recognition for Willem Luiten (NED). Presented by, Stephan Ellenbruch (GER), Chairman of the FEI Jumping Committee, Glenn Maes (BEL), President of the International Jumping Officials Club (IJOC) and Laura van de Graaf (NED) IJOC Board Treasurer, the “IJOC Award” was given to Willem Luiten for his outstanding contribution to the IJOC as well as the equestrian sport in jumping.
Following his presidential election in the IJOC in 2018, Willem focused on key areas for the development of the Club. “President’s Blog” as he called it was his invention to develop communication with members. To this day, the tradition continues. Bringing the positive engagement, The Club propelled to a wider member network, developed active collaboration with the FEI and has become a stronger advocate of the FEI Jumping Officials.