''I go crazy about it, it drives me nuts'': Dutch riding master slams trends in Show Jumping in no-holds-barred interview

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Friday 05 January - 17h23 | Ian Clayton

''I go crazy about it, it drives me nuts'': Dutch riding master slams trends in Show Jumping in no-holds-barred interview

Albert Voorn has been described as a “legend, but a very eccentric and outspoken legend.” But one thing is certain: he speaks his mind. 

The silver medallist in Show Jumping at the 2000 Summer Olympics  in Sydney is in high demand today as a trainer. But in a video posted yesterday by Horse TV, Voorn unleashes on what he sees as widespread negative trends in his sport, including an obsession with money and a growing lack of respect among riders towards horses and coaches — including at the clinic in Slovakia where he is conducting the interview. At the heart of Voorn's comments are his concerns about horse welfare and the credibility of the sport. 

See the full interview below the break courtesy of Horse TV. And for an earlier article providing insight into one of his clinics, see here. 

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