Spain's number one dressage rider, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, is experiencing sunny times at the Sunshine Tour CDI by winning almost every single class she entered in. Ferrer-Salat won the Big Tour during the first week of competition out of three at the 2008 Sunshine Tour CDI at Montenmedio Equestrian Centre in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain.
Aboard Faberge (by Fabriano) she won the Intermediaire II, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special and her second Grand Prix horse Peter Pan (by Gribaldi) followed high in the rankings. In the owners class (Fourth level), she won two out of three with Delgado (by De Niro). A massive field of entries are filling up the classes in the Sunshine tour making this one of the most occupied shows in Europe. (View Scores)
Maria van den Dungen Claims Second Dutch Indoor Pony Champion's Title
Maria van den Dungen has won the 2008 Dutch Indoor Pony Championships in Wanroij, The Netherlands, March 1, 2008, and claimed her second Indoor Champion's title in a row with her German Reitpony stallion Pan Tau B (by Power Star).
The 14-year old Maria was the favourite for the title but had a strong challenger in Antoinette te Riele on Danny Boy B. With her solid, correct test, Van den Dungen scored 69.8%, while Te Riele's mark was 69.3% Van den Dungen renewed her title and with her recent successes aboard her second pony Dino P, she is currently proving to be Holland's best pony rider. Anne Meulendijks and routinier Basalt finished third on 65.6% (Read More)
CDI-JYR Roosendaal: Bergstrom and Schoots Win
Lasy weekend, the international junior and young riders competition in Roosendaal, The Netherlands took place. Very peculiar judging on the first day led to overcorrection on the second. Swedish Junior rider Sara Henriette Bergstrom Kallstrom and young rider Lotje Schoots were the big winners of the kur to music. Bergstrom Kallstrom, who is a student of Jan Brink, impressed aboard her gorgeous chestnut gelding Garcia (by Bernstein). Dutch Lotje Schoots, who virtually is a professional dressage rider already with a barn full of top quality horses, was the strongest with Luxform's Popeye (by Havel). (View Scores)
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