Rotterdam – Zeeland dressage riders Dinga van Lier and Tamar Zwistra won the Nations Cup with the Dutch national team at CHIO in Rotterdam on Saturday night. The four Orange Amazons kept the US and Swedish teams, who shared second place, far behind.
Van Lier, who already finished first in Thursday’s Grand Prix, led the special Grand Prix on Saturday. De Capelce also triumphed in this regard: with 77.957 percent, it was significantly higher than German Nicole Wijo-Engelmayer (72,553) and American Alice Tarjan (71,191). In both tests, I set a personal record with Hermès, although there were a few bugs here and there. “Thursday’s Grand Prix was a little better than today, when he was more relaxed and focused,” Zeelander told the KNHS website.
Zoestra, who lives in Chur, entered the ring at the end of Saturday in the Grand Prix Freestyle. With Hegaxon Ich Weiss, she placed third with 78,085. This was also the best result ever for the group. Zoestra: I was really happy with my test today, and my first one didn’t go well. Today Ich Weiss was much easier, he really gave everything. ”
Because Emmelie Scholtens came second in the Grand Prix Freestyle, the Netherlands was the winner of the so-called Nations Cup. In a system where your place is also your score – so it’s about the fewest points – the Netherlands came in at 25. The US and Sweden came in at 39.
“The main thing I’ve learned these days is that all of these girls are there when they have to,” national coach Alex Van Sylvhout replied. Because Hans-Peter Minderhood’s horse, Dream Boy, has been injured, it’s likely that if Van Leer and Zoestra are indeed selected, it would be their first World Cup appearances.
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