Former European Pony Dressage Champion Birgitt van der Eyken has been appointed by the Dutch Equestrian Federation (NHS) as their new Dressage Pony Team Chef d'Equipe. Taking over the command from O-judge Francis Verbeek-Van Rooij, Birgitt van der Eyken will be leading her first team to the 2001 European Pony Championships in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Van der Eyken has last been in the spotlight in 1999 when she won the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses on Roval Investment.
More Information on this new chef d'equipe at Eurodressage.com
Text by Astrid Appels
Pictured right: Birgitt van der Eyken at the 1999 World Young Horse Championships. Image copyrighted: Arnd Bronkhorst