Dutch Para-Dressage team unapproachable at Nations Cup

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The Dutch Para-Dressage team was superior at the Nations Cup of the CPEDI3* De Peelbergen. Furthermore there were several individual victories for the TeamNL-riders Frank Hosmar, Sanne Voets, Rixt van der Horst and Nicole den Dulk in their second observation for the Longines FEI European Championships in Rotterdam. "This was a very successful weekend for us," says the proud chef d'equipe Joyce Heuitink. "So early in the season in such good shape! Now we have to keep it this way!"

"We won the Nations Cup with a good average score," comments Joyce Heuitink. "Winning al tests is great but when the scores are low it doesn't help. All riders delivered a great test, just like they did at the National Championships two weeks ago.

The Dutch team won the Nations Cup at the CPEDI3* with more than 14% distance from Norway (Nr.2) and Belgium (Nr. 3) and Russia and Italy ranking 4 and 5.

"The main competition at the European Championships in Rotterdam I expect from Great Britain and Denmark. That's what I'm focussed on. In Tryon last year we won gold and we would love to do that again! Let's go for it!"

"It will be quite challenging to choose my team. The second week of July we will have the final observation in Germany. Overall the Dutch Para-Dressage riders perform extremely well. We won a lot in Kronenberg. Besides the judges who will be at the European Championships we also had two judges which never gave their marks to our riders. That gives us an realistic view on where we stand."

"In Rotterdam I can only select 4 riders. At this moment I have Nicole den Dulk - she won in Kronenberg from Peppo Puch with a very good Freesyle- Rixt van der Horst, Demi Vermeulen, KNHS Talent Maud de Reu, Frank Hosmar, Sanne Voets en Lotte Krijnsen a wide range to choose from.”

Results Nations Cup CPEDI3 De Peelbergen, Kronenberg

1. Nederland, 221.749%

Frank Hosmar, Alphaville N.O.P., 73.566%

Sanne Voets , Demantur N.O.P., 74.458%

Rixt van der Horst, Findsley N.O.P., 73.725%

Nicole den Dulk , Wallace N.O.P., (71.364%)

2. Noorwegen, 207.511%

3. België, 206.704%

4. Rusland, 205.689%

5. Italië, 204.466%

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