Marlies van Baalen & Ben Johnson Win Zeeland Outdoor CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle With Personal Best Score for 1st Victory
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NIEUW en SINT JOOSLAND, Netherlands, April 12, 2019–Marlies van Baalen and Ben Johnson won the Zeeland Outdor CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday with a personal best score to log the first victory for the Dutch partnership in nearly three years of international competition.
Marlies and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding scored 77.025% to lead a Netherlands sweep of the top four places. The score bettered the pair’s previous best of 75.195% posted in Germany last August.
Danielle Heijkoop on Badari placed second on 74.450% with Thamar Zweistra on Hexagon’s Double Dutch third on 73.835%.
CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges: E: Eva-Maria Vint-Warmington-EST H: Jacques van Daele-BEL C: Mara de Bel Groenenboom-NED M: Ulrike Nivelle-GER B: Maja Stukelj-SLO