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Farewell to Jenny Ducoffre (1980-2024)

Thursday, 23 May 2024
In memoriam


Jenny Ducoffre, a loved and respected member of the showjumping community, tragically passed away on May 21st 2024. 

The 44-year-old, who was born in Germany, had recently started up on her own after having worked with Belgium's Jos Verlooy and the Verlooy-family's EuroHorse in Grobbendonk, Belgium, since 2013. During Jenny's time as Jos' showgroom at EuroHorse, she was by his side at several championships – the European Championships, the World Championships and the World Cup Finals – as well as at most other major international events. The highlight probably came in 2019, when Jos and Igor – a horse that had a special place in Jenny’s heart – won the team gold and individual bronze medals at the European Championship in Rotterdam with Jenny by their side. As a team, Jos and Jenny won five-star Grand Prix classes and Nations Cups – with many different horses – but most memorable of all for Jenny was the victory at CHIO Rotterdam in 2018 with her all-time favourite Caracas, in the CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix. 

For years, Jenny contributed to WoSJ with her extensive knowledge in the popular Tips & Tricks-series. Known for her love for horses and admirable work ethics, Jenny was often referred to as "the show mum"; she always had time for those who needed advice, help or guidance. 

The news of Jenny's unexpected death has been met with shock, with EuroHorse paying tribute to "a dear colleague and a true friend" and the Longines Global Champions Tour thanking "a beloved member of our extended Global Champions family”. 

Jenny's funeral will take place on June 18th at 11AM in the St. Ursula Church in Bedburg, Germany. The Ducoffre-family invites all friends and those who loved and valued Jenny to attend. Flowers can be organised at Blumen Dietz, +491735111882. 

At World of Showjumping, our condolences and thoughts go out to Jenny’s mum Britta and the rest of her close family and friends. 


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