Just Wimphof swings harmoniously to win in VHO Trophy
Eight dressage stallions performed a Small Tour Freestyle to Music to contend for the VHO Trophy powered by V2 Facility – National Championships Dressage. Crowds had flocked to the Brabanthallen to witness the beautiful dressage tests. The best freestyle of the night came from the combination Renate van Uytert-van Vliet and Just Wimphof, that obtained 78,125%.
Renate van Uytert-van Vliet and Just Wimphof (De Niro out of Rastede elite pref prest IBOP-dres sport-dres PROK by Riccione, breeder Carla Rienks-Kramer of De Wilgen) took the win in Amsterdam last week only to repeat the feat today. Their freestyle to music was a pure display of harmony. “These two work so well together, truly a team”, Monique Peutz enthuses afterwards. “The freestyle was light-footed and exuded harmony and ease. It was lovely to watch and we truly enjoyed it.”
After each test, the crowds cheered for their favourites. Andries van Daalen measured the number of decibles that were generated by the brimming grandstands. Davino V.O.D.-son Incognito (out of Dolce Vita Vrouwe stb-ext pref by Vivaldi, breeder Marianne Hendriksen – de Rijk of Lunteren) ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud proved to be the ultimate crowd-pleaser. The combination obtained 77,625% and a second place. Brecht d’Hoore completed the top three aboard Inverness (Everdale out of Cyraniek elite PROK by Johnson, bred Y.M.M. van Maasacker of Cuijk) with 76,500%.
Photo Dirk Caremans