Jumping Owner's Club 

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The Jumping Owners Club (JOC) is a representative body which has been created to provide a method of communication between horse owners and the FEI, as well as to provide a platform for owners worldwide to share their common passion of equestrianism. One of the club’s main objectives is therefore to open a communication port so that members can share their experience, and exchange ideas. The members can contribute to the various debates regarding the organisation, and regulation of top-level equestrian sport. Members also receive regular information through the Club’s newsletter and monthly updates. 
The JOC currently includes owners from a great number of countries around the world who receive the same updated information regardless of their location or attendance to events. Members are regularly invited to informal meetings or social functions throughout the year and are also invited to the annual Jumping Owners Club General Assembly which is held during a high-profile CSI 5* event.
There are no rules regarding the criteria in terms of the number of horses owned or the level of competition at which they compete. What is important to the Jumping Owners Club is that it succeeds in attracting the most committed and involved owners. The quality of participation is more important than the level at which the horses compete and their levels of success.
The club has a strong relationship with the FEI who initiated the idea. The Club has regular contact with the Jumping Department and can seek information when needed. 
The JOC remains nonetheless independent of the FEI.
  • Statutes (3 November 2004, updated 20 May 2008)
  • Membership Form: click here for the pdf version
The Chairman of the club, Mr Christian Baillet, is the CEO of an International enterprise dedicated to private equity and private banking. He is also chairman/director of several institutions in Europe, in the USA and in Asia as well as being actively involved in horse owners associations in France.

FEI Owner of the Year

Previous winners
2016Benoît Zimmermann (FRA) for Chesall Zimquest
2015H.M. Mohamed VI King of Morocco (MAR)
2014Jane Clark (GBR)
2013Jane Clark (GBR) for Cella - (picture)
2012Beverley Widdowson (GBR) for Big Star (press release 23 July 2013)
2011Beverley Widdowson (GBR) for Big Star
2010 - 2009 - 2008Eric Lamaze (CAN) & John Fleischhacker (USA) for Hickstead
2007Nancy Clark (USA) for Shutterfly
2006Serena Hamberg (AUT) for The Sixth Sense
2005 - 2004John, Pat and Lisa Hales (GBR) for Arko III


Note from the Editor

The aim of the Jumping Owners Club with FEI is to provide a service to the owners of horses participating at international jumping events. Indeed, the Jumping Owners Club with FEI has the following objectives:

  • To foster interest in the discipline of Jumping;
  • To provide members with information, advice and assistance on matters connected with the Jumping discipline in general;
  • To arrange discussions and meetings;
  • To afford members such benefits and privileges as it may be possible to arrange.


H.M. Mohamed VI King of Morocco