Globe’s Top Two Women Riders Compete in 2010’s Final Exquis World Dressage Masters
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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
HICKSTEAD, Emgland, July 30–The top two women riders–Adelinde Cornelissen and Laura Bechtolsheimer–lead a top international field in the final €100,000 (£83,400) Exquis World Dressage Masters for 2010.
Nine nations, will be represented in the €10,000 (£8,340) Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe Grand Prix with 20 horse and rider combinations, including the first pair from Austraiia to compete in a WDM event, Saturday.
The €30,000 (£25,000) Moorlands Grand Prix Special and the €60,000 (£50,000) Exquis Grand Prix Musical Freestyle will both be held on Sunday.
WDM at Dressage at Hickstead wraps up the 2010 lineup of five WDM CDI5* events and completes the second year of the series that began in Palm Beach in the USA in January, was held in Munich, Germany in May, Cannes on the French Riviera in June then Falsterbo, Sweden for the first time.
Adelinde and Jerich Parzival, ranked No. 2 in the world, will be one two combinations from The Netherlands, the other being 2008 Olympian Hans Peter Minderhoud on Exquis Nadine.
Laura, ranked No. 3 in the world on Mistral Hojris, will ride Andretti H to lead off a British contingent of eight horses and riders including her 2009 silver medal European Championship team mates Carl Hester on Liebling II and Maria Eilberg on Two Sox.
Anja Plönzke who is leading the Nürnberger WDM Rider Rankings which has its final at Munich in 2011, represents Germany on Le Mont d’Or.
Other nations appearing at Hickstead WDM include Belgium, Canada, France, Poland, Spain and Australia’s 2010 World Cup representative Brett Parbery on Victory Salute.
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