Posted on 11 March 2017
Reigning champion, Hans Peter Minderhoud, produced a sensational personal-best performance with Glock’s Flirt to win the ninth and last qualifying leg presented by Roelofsen Horse Trucks, one of the qualifications of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League on home turf in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today. Presenting a sparkling new floorplan, the pair broke the extraordinary run of Germany’s Isabell Werth who had been unbeatable on her previous five outings in this hotly-contested series, but who had to settle for runner-up spot today with Emilio. In third was Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl for whom impending motherhood seems to have simply raised her level of excellence as she steered Zaire-E through a fabulous test.
At the prize giving ceremony Jonny Roelofsen and his daughter Dominique Nijhof-Roelofsen handed Hans Peter a beautiful cut out statuette, specially designed by Jonny Roelofsen.