Rob Ehrens announces TeamNL Jumping for Rotterdam

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Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens just announced the TeamNL riders and horses for the Longines FEI European Championships.

Not an easy choice for Ehrens as the number of riders and horses is limited and the number of competitions is huge.

Fortunately Ehrens can rely on the experience of Harrie Smolders with Don VHP Z N.O.P. and Marc Houtzager with Sterrehof’s Calimero. Also Maikel van der Vleuten is ligned up, he will ride the mare Dana Blue for which this will be the first major championship. For Frank Schutterts Lyonel D this will also be the first major competition. Both horses of Maikel and Frank have performed very good in the FEI Nations Cup this season.

Fifth is Doron Kuipers with Charley. Doron performed very strong last weekend in Aachen and has played a significant rol in other FEI Nations Cups. This is the first time Kuipers is selected for an official international championship.

NB Day after the announcement of the Dutch team, we learned that anchor man Harrie Smolders and Don VHP N.O.P. will not start in Rotterdam. Doron Kuipers is now in jumping TeamNL and Bart Bles is the new reserve.

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