Dream Boy and Governor get good scores in Amsterdam
In the World Cup Grand Prix, Hans Peter Minderhoud and the Vivaldi-son GLOCK’s Dream Boy N.O.P. (out of Resia elite PROK by Ferro, breeder Tim Coomans from Oud-Beijerland) finished in third. In the Freestyle, the scores were very close together and the pair had to settle for fifth. Governor won his first Small Tour Freestyle.
"I was very happy with the way Dream Boy went", says a satisfied hans Peter Minderhoud, who managed to collect quite a few World Cup points again. "We only had a big stumble in the one-tempi chances. I think he knocked himself and then fell forward. Fortunately, he was not injured by it, but it did cost points. I got a 4 now and it counts double. If you score sevens for that, you easily have a percent more. That was a shame for the standings, but for the rest I was very happy with our freestyle."
The top-3 was made out of German riders; Isabell Werth claimed the victory with Weihegold (by Don Schufro). She scored 86.810%. Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr. (by San Remo) finished on 82.675% in second place. Helen Langehanenberg and Damsey FRH (by Dressage Royal) joined at third with 82.440%.
Don Olymbrio and Apache
Daniel Bachmann Andersen finished in sixth place with the KWPN-approved stallion Blue Hors Don Olymbrio (Jazz out of Olymbria keur pref by Ferro, breeder: J. Lamers from Oss). The Danish pair scored 80.400%. Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K (Jazz out of Phantasia by Ferro, breeder: G. Korver from Harmelen) scored just under that with 80,290%. Emmelie Scholtens and the approved stallion Apache (UB40 out of Tolanda elite pref prest PROK van Krack C, breeder: A. van der Koppel from Wadenoijen) got 79.675%. With that, they finished in eighth place, just like in the Grand Prix.Governor
The KWPN approved stallion Governor did his first ever freestyle at Jumping Amsterdam. With a convincing score of 80.500% he won the Small Tour. Adelinde Cornelissen and Governor (Totilas out of Orleans elite pref prest PROK, breeder: J. Streppel from Wilp) already had a good Prix St. George and in the Inter I-freestyle they did even better. Amsterdam is only the fourth competition at Small Tour level for the stallion, who remained unbeaten up to now.
"He was super good," said a satisfied Adelinde Cornelissen. "He has not done much at this level yet and this was his very first freestyle. This could not have gone better. I think that Governor really has no weak points. He has a super trot, he can extend, collect and has super side-gaits. The collected and the extended walk are good and he can also go small and big in canter. The pirouettes and series were again very beautiful."