An interview with Jean Maurice Bonneau, technical consultant and YRA’s Chef d’Equipe. His experience, his knowledge of the world of show jumping at the highest possible levels, his competence as a trainer, coach and manager added to his organisational capabilities, have made him one of the most prestigious personalities in global equestrian sports.
Clean sport, welfare, anti-doping procedures are certainly part of our programme. It is up to us – since we have the background and work with these unbeliavable animals – to explain that even sport horses can live in harmony with people around them and be happy. We must explain how we work, observing and respecting rules and animal welfare, obviously because when one competes in equestrian sports horses become our partners. We talk about all this with the young riders because they need to know […]. Ours is an Olympic sport, it is a global industry and that is why I will defend my life, my passion and my sport for as long as I live. Equestrian riders and all top sports champions are heroes, and you become aware that they must be clean, otherwise you would be lying to all the kids, to all the fans. No one can afford to do that. It is one of the main issues, otherwise our sport doesn’t make any sense.
Full interview on April’s issue.