Jeroen Dubbeldam was born on 15 April 1973 in Zwolle in the Netherlands. He grew up in a family passionate about riding and he has followed in their footsteps.
It was clear from a young age that Jeroen had exceptional talent.
He competed in his first European Championship event at the age of 16 with his horse Black Diamond and won the team bronze medal.
The international rider Willi Melliger discovered his great talent and brought him to Switzerland. After some time he moved to Gerhard Etter where he then stayed for many years before returning, as an extremely experienced rider, to the Netherlands in 1993.
Jeroen celebrated his first individual success, still as a young rider, at the European Championship in 1994 where he won the gold medal with Killarney.
The purchase of his successful horse De Sjiem represented a milestone in his career. With De Sjiem there was no stopping him and within 2 years he was a successful and firmly established member of the Dutch team.
In 1998 he competed in his first World Equestrian Games in Rome. Many championships and brilliant Grand Prix performances followed.
At the summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 he became individual showjumping Olympic winner with De Sjiem. Bidding farewell to his successful horse De Sjiem in 2005 did not mean the end of his career.
On the horse Up and Down he became Team World Champion with the Dutch national team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006.
At the World Cup final in 2011 he won bronze and the World Equestrian Games in Caen in 2014 was also a very successful event for him - he won the title of Individual World Champion with the 10 year old Dutch gelding Zenith.