How it started…
Founded in 1996, and originally only for Judges, named International Show Jumping Club (ISJC) is now open to the stewards and course designers in the world of show jumping. Its aim is to group together these officials under one umbrella in order to create a single wealth of views, opinions and experiences to which all members have constant and continuous access. In this way, members can keep up to date with the latest developments, changes and methods wherever they are based, thus enabling them to fulfill their role as an official in a proficient, professional manner.
In 2017 during the General assembly in Leipzig the name of the club was changed to International Jumping Officials Club (IJOC).
The first president of the club was Francis Michielsens, followed by Stephan Ellenbruch and the current Willem Luiten.