RIP Björn van Bunder: It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of our talented colleague Björn van Bunder (32), who died in a tragic car accident last night. Björn was a great horseman and breeding expert from Belgium, having grown up at his parents well-known Merelsnest stud farm. His death occurred one day before Glasgow van’t Merelnest was selected for the Dutch showjumping team that will contest the European championships in Gothenburg with Jur Vrieling. Björn would have been thrilled! His passion, knowledge and enthusiasm made him a highly valued journalist, and some years ago he briefly joined the BN team of correspondents.  enjoyed his contributions and interviews in different publications. He will be fondly remembered for his generous nature and enthusiasm in helping anyone who wanted to learn more about bloodlines, and his passing will certainly leave a gap in the breeding community as well as for those who enjoyed his journalism. The BN team sends its sincerest condolences to his family and many friends at this very sad time.