The loss of Jean Maurice Bonneau leaves an unbridgeable gap in the world show-jumping family

Deep emotion and sadness filled the ranks of the IJRC:

 "We have lost a professional horseman who we can never forget" said Eleonora Ottaviani, expressing the view of the entire IJRC Board and members. "Jean Maurice expressed his outstanding talents both as an international rider and as a top trainer,  as the  chef d' equipe  of winning teams, and as a point of reference in the training and development of young talents, in his role as sports advisor and panel member in selecting members of the Young Riders Academy, and of confirmed champions. His victories and medals, sporting achievements and organisational capabilities will never be forgotten. But above all, he will be remembered by all of us as a sincere friend whose sensitivity and enthusiasm sustained the highest values of ethical sport and the welfare of horses.' 

The IJRC's most heartfelt condolences go to Beth, to his daughters and to the whole family.

RIP Jean Maurice, great champion.

Photo: Jean Maurice with a YRA Team ©YRA/F.Petroni