• Judy-Ann Melchior
  • Competing for: Belgium
  • From: Lanaken
  • Age: 34

Judy-Ann grew up on her father's breeding farm for jumping horses, the famous Zangersheide Stud. She began riding competitively aged nine and was a very successful Young Rider, winning a European Individual Bronze medal and Team Silver in Villamora in 2004. Still in her early twenties, Judy-Ann was selected to represent Belgium in the senior teams, performing well on every occasion. Judy-Ann and her partner, Zangersheide stable jockey Christian Ahlmann welcomed a son in 2012.

Since the birth of her first child, she has been back on top form in Nations Cup teams and winning 5* Grand Prix. Judy-Ann's highest LGCT Grand Prix placing to date in Arezzo in 2008 where she finished 2nd to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Shutterfly.

Fast Facts

2013 Lisbon Nations Cup winning team member with As Cold As Ice Z

2nd 2011 Rome Nations Cup team member with As Cold As Ice Z 

2nd 2011 La Baule Nations Cup team member with As Cold As Ice Z

2010 Gijon Nations Cup winner with Cha Cha Z

2010 World Championship Team Bronze medalist with Cha Cha Z

2008 World Young Horse Championship winner with Levisto Z

2007/2008 FEI World Cup Finalist

2004 European Young Rider Championships Individual Bronze and Team Silver medallist with Espoir Z

Judy-Ann's partner is Christian Ahlmann, they have a son

Judy-Ann studied Economics and Mathematics at university 

She joined the Tour in 2006