Jos Lansink

Johannes Gerhardus Jozeph Marinus " Jos " Lansink ( born March 19, 1961 in Rossum ) is a native Dutch show jumper who rides with a Belgian passport for Belgium since 2001.


His athletic achievements are the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the Dutch team and winning the World Championship title at the World Equestrian Games in 2006 for Belgium.

Jos Lansink scored his final sporting breakthrough in 1988 when he won the Grand Prix of Twente and the CHIO Rotterdam. Moreover, it was in that year the Dutch runners-up and therefore had the place in the Dutch national team for the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul safely. With his horse Felix he reached there in the individual ranking an excellent seventh, and with the team a good fifth. He also won the bronze medal with Felix also at the European Championships in 1989 in Rotterdam.

With his subsequent horse Egano Lansink again achieved a third place at the European Championships in La Baule, France in 1991. In the national rankings, he finished even with the Dutch team ranked first. The good form in the early 1990s, he confirmed when he was at the Summer Olympic Games in 1992, together with his teammates Piet Raijmakers and Jan Tops Olympic champion in the national rankings.

At the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 Jos Lansink started the last use for the Netherlands. Together with Jeroen Dubbeldam, Jan Tops and Albert Voorn, he finished fifth in the national rankings.

After a rule change was carried out in international equestrian sport that both the rider and the horse would have to show an identical nationality and Lansink since 1996 in the absence of good Dutch Belgian horse riding, he took consistently to the Belgian nationality. Nevertheless, he won with the horse High Valley Z by Paul Schockemoehle the open Dutch championship in 2002, he was able to win a total of eight times.

2005 Lansink slowly worked with different horses (among Ta Belle van Sombeke, Cumano ) back to his old form approach: in addition to a second place in the Nations Cup at CSIO Rotterdam, he scored third in the Grand Prix of Aachen and Valkenswaard and a third place in the Nations Cup in Dublin. The sporting highlight was still the fourth place in the individual competition at the European Championships in San Patrignano before he crashed during training in September 2005 and an arm broke.

Since December 2005 ( International Festival Reitturnier, Frankfurt am Main ), he worked his way back against the world's best. It struck him credit, he has been training since 2005 his horses in own stables in Ellikem.

With the very large-framed Holstein mold Cumano he secured with two clear rounds in the qualifying jump also take part in the final of the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Even that was all Lansink as his adversaries Beezie Madden and Meredith Michaels -Beerbaum errors. For the Amazons were seen in the compulsory exchange horses first the huge 13 - year-old stallion as a handicap to. However, this was calm and confident about all the hurdles. In the final jump-off Lansink succeeded with Cumano both a zero error - ride as well as a very good time it was to undercut. Both ladies each had four faults, so Lansink celebrated his greatest sporting success to date and won the first major individual title for his adopted home of Belgium. Cumano also was successful horse at the World Equestrian Games, at the presentation ceremony of the Holsteiner mold proved strong nerves and convinced by its essence.

In February 2011, he was ranked 46 of the show jumping world rankings.


  • Olympic Games: Seoul 1988: Felix 5th place with the team and seventh place in the individual
  • 1992 Barcelona: with Egano gold medal team and 42nd place in the individual
  • 1996 Atlanta: with Carthago Z 7th place with the team and 11th place in the individual
  • Sydney 2000: with Carthago Z 5th place with the team and 20th place in the individual
  • 2004 Athens: with Cumano 6th place with the team and 28th place in the individual
  • 2008 Hong Kong: with Cumano 9th place in the individual
  • London 2012: Valentina van't Heike with 13th place with the team and 23rd in the individual