After her fabulous performance and winning ride at the World Cup Dressage it is so sad to see Adelinde and Parzival withdrawing from the Dutch Olympic qualifier. I know how she will be feeling at the moment. Let’s hope Parzival has time to recover for the second trial in Rotterdam.
Here is how it was reported by Equestrian Life Magazine:
“Olympic hopeful Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival OUT of Dutch Dressage Championships.
Holland’s Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival will miss the first mandatory Olympic Dressage observation trials at the Dutch Championships and are not yet confirmed as definite starters for the second trial in Rotterdam.
The combination must now be in serious doubt for Olympic selection as Dutch Technical Director Maarten Van der Heijdn advised “Our starting point is that both observation trials are ridden by Team candidates, by riding only one of the two, chances for Team selection will reduce”.
It’s a bit tough when you score 78.25% and end up in fourth place, don’t you think?! Just shows the brilliance at this level at the World Dressage Masters…….so inspiring and so much to learn……really great Grand Prix Freestyle test Dorothee Schneider and Diva Royal!
Many of you have messaged me asking for more videos from the Grand Prix Freestyle at the World Dressage Masters…….so I thought I would share some more with you. You’ve already seen Valentina Truppa and Isabell Werth’s stunning performances. Here is Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin (Scored 81.05%).
Congratulations Victoria on being the most successful rider overall at this years World Dressage Masters.
Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think of the performance.
Here is Richard Davison’s winning ride for the Grand Prix Special on Hiscox at the World Dressage Masters.
He was asked afterwards why he had pulled out of the Grand Prix Freestyle in favour of the Special. He explained that to qualify for the British Olympic team he must qualify in the Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Freestyle and the Grand Prix Special. As he has already qualified in the Grand Prix and the freestyle he had to qualify in the Special. Reckon he’s got his place now!