At the CHIO5* Rotterdam the Dutch won de Nations Cup. This made teamcoach Sjef Janssen decide to nominate three time Olympic gold medallist Anky van Grunsven and Salinero and Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover in the team, while Adelinde Cornelissen who missed both selection trials will have to show she and Jerich Parzival are fit to compete in a national show in Ermelo next week to secure her team place. Cornelissen missed both the Dutch championships and Rotterdam as she prefers after the WC Final to have her own schedule training towards the London Olympics. Just like the German and British, the Dutch are able to send a fourth pair to compete individually. In or after CHIO Aachen Sjef Janssen will make up his mind between Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Toots and Patrick van der Meer and his former world champion Uzzo. Patrick van der Meer had a very fortunate Rotterdam-experience as he won both tests CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special, judged by the same group of judges as the CDIO Grand Prix.
Swedish Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven had her best show ever in Rotterdam this weekend. She won both Grand Prix and the Freestyle with her elegant 10 year old Don Auriello. "It's a bit unreal! I dfon't know what to say, really amazing, I never thought this could happen!", Tinne said after the price giving ceremony. Don Auriello was bought by her studowner Anthony Axelsson Johnson two years ago in Germany. Rotterdam was exemplary for everything, Tinne said. "Don Auriello is my best horse ever and this was my best show ever, incredible." Cees Slings created the Freestyle for Tinne and Don Auriello and it was only the second time she performed on the quit emotional tunes with 'See me, feel me' highlighting the wonderful passage of the good moving Don Davidoff-son.
Tinne Vilhelmson is already nominated in the Swedish Olympic team, just like Patrick Kittel with Scandic, who was also very convincing in Rotterdam. After a disappointing Grand Prix the chestnut stallion and Patrick Kittel convincingly did win the CDI5* Grand Prix Special
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