Anky van Grunsven Wins Dutch Championships for the 12th Time

Anky van Grunsven has become the Dutch national dressage champion for the twelfth time in her career and continues to be the absolute star rider on the Dutch dressage scene. Aboard her Hanoverian gelding Salinero (by Salieri x Lungau), van Grunsven rode a new world record of 87.00% in the kur to music and confirmed her absolute reign in Holland.

Edward Gal finished in silver medal position after three lovely rides on his freshly licensed KWPN stallion Lingh (by Flemmingh x Columbus). Revelation of the show was, without a doubt, bronze medallist Laurens van Lieren. The 23-year old former Young Rider got the maximum out of his own bred Hexagon's Ollright (by Rubiquil x Zeoliet) and stormed to a third place in the overall ranking. Besides the bronze medal, he immediately landed a spot in the Dutch team for the 2005 European Championships in Moscow.

Text & Photo copyrighted: Astrid Appels/Eurodressage

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