Luck was not on their side today for Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P. (s.Canturano). Yesterday they jumped clear, today they incurred thirteen penalties. Later on, the Netherlands has one more trump card in Maikel van der Vleuten.  

The duo started off well in the final, but as the course progresses the degree of difficulty rises too. Today, Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P. sport-spr (Canturano out of Zidante ster IBOP-spr sport-dr D-OC by Phin Phin, bred by J.W.J. Soeter in Stokkum) was not impressed by her surroundings, but the wide oxers formed a serious challenge. Three times a rail went down and also the time allowed of 88 seconds was surpassed, resulting in 13 penalties for the first Dutchman in the final.  

A few moments ago, Henrik von Eckermann delivered the first clear round with King Edward.  

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Photo: Dirk Caremans

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