Dutch show jumper Jeroen Dubbeldam has managed to win just about every championship title possible. He’s been an Olympic champion, world champion, and European champion, not to mention his many prestigious grand prix victories around the globe.

I wanted to know, what’s the secret to his success? I was thrilled to sit down with Jeroen and find out more about his habits, mindset, and mental game. 

1. Grow your passion

Believe it or not, Jeroen didn’t always carry a passion for horses and riding. In fact, even when growing up surrounded by horses, he was not drawn to riding from an early age. However, once he saw his sister come home with a trophy, Jeroen was intrigued (or maybe a touch of sibling rivalry?) and decided to start riding. The rest is history.

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