The Netherlands has never won a gold medal at the Olympics in the special Grand Prix, the country final. Under Anky van Grunsven, the Netherlands won four silvers and one bronze.
“We can train for another three years and then we’ll see,” Gall said. “Total USA is a huge talent and he can do anything for an 8.5 or higher.” “It takes time, but I’m optimistic. It’s good to have such talent under the saddle.”
There is no honorary metal
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Dutch dressage team narrowly missed an Olympic medal. Germany took fourth place, taking gold for the twelfth time.
Not only were no medals won in the state finals, but the riders and Amazons didn’t get a single medal of honor in 2016. It was the first time since 1992 that the Dutch national team came back empty-handed.
The individual dressage (freestyle) final is scheduled for Wednesday. Amazone Van Baalen failed to qualify for this. Hans Peter Minderhood qualified with Dreamboy and Edward Gall from Total US, so they have to get back to work tomorrow.
After that, the Olympic Equestrian Championship continues with events and jumping.
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