The Dutch show jumpers’ setback at the European Championships

The Dutch show jumpers' setback at the European Championships

Today, the first round of the Nations Cup was held in Risenbeek. Tomorrow is the team final and thus also the second round of the team competition is on the agenda. The Swiss jump team takes the lead in the country classification from Sweden. European champion, Martin Fox, is on his way to extending his title. The orange-clad riders were having some problems today.

No Dutch made it clear. Frank Schutter with 12-year-old Lionel Dee and Marc Hotsager in the saddle of 14-year-old Calimero pulled two poles out of their spoons. Schuttert is considered the best Dutch player in the singles rankings and is now 27th.

Switzerland and Martin Fox take the lead.

Swiss jumpers lead with 5.47 points. The reigning European Champion, Martin Fox jumps to the top of the singles rankings with KWPN, 9-year-old Leonie Gay (Baltic VDL).

As for Switzerland, three duos are knocked out of the Nations Cup round today. Eileen Bowman with Campari Z, Marine Fox with Leon Gay and Steve Gordat in the Maddox Alfohrin saddle (Cohiba 1198) ensured a clear run. The German jump team is temporarily in second place with 8.77 points.

Christian Kucock and certified BWP stallion, Mumbai (Diamant de Semmeli) has managed to keep wood in spoons among German jumpers. Andre Thiem and the 11-year-old daughter of Chapter 47, DSP Chakaria also implied a clear finishing touch. Sweden was still in the lead yesterday, but is now falling back to third. On the Swedish showjumping team, only Rolf-Goran Bengtsson managed to score a clear run with 12-year-old KWPN rider Ermindo W (Singapore).

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