3 February 2021

Belgium: Mark Wentein to again be chef d’équipe team horses

The KBRSF has once again named Mark Wentein to be the chef d'équipe for the Belgian team drivers. Wentein previously held the position in the run up to the Tryon World Equestrian Games in 2018.

For the last decade Mark Wentein (1956) has been a member of the Belgian national driving commission, and is a level 4 FEI judge and Technical delegate. He also has been active as an FEI Course Director educating judges all over the world.

Accoring to Wentein, “Tryon was a specific and successful project for one year. After the games I was competing myself as well as judging at a number of international competitions and FEI Championships. That doesn’t leave much time over to be chef d’équipe. It is an honour to be asked again to take up this position and I know that the drivers themselves have been fundamental in arranging this. Two of the three members of the successful Belgian team in Tryon, Glenn Geerts and Dries Degrieck are still part of the team. We will miss the experience and consistent presentations of Edouard Simonet, you could always count on him. Edouard is currently training a young team and the horses do not yet have enough international experience for a championship. A new young driver, Sam Gees will be added to the Belgian team making the Belgians the youngest team in the sport.”

“The main goal this year is the FEI – European Championships in Budapest (HUN) in September, but leading up to that will be the important international competitions in Windsor and Aachen. I am going to do everything possible to facilitate a successful season for these young and talented drivers by using my years of experience to their benefit” says Wentein.