Edward & Sisther Win Freestyle, but Hans Peter & Tango Hold On to be Dutch Champions

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Edward Gal and Sisther de Jeu. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DE STEEG, The Netherlands, July 12–Hans Peter Minderhoud and I.P.S. Tango became the Dutch National Champion after the pair’s score stayed close enough to Edward Gal and Sisther de Jeu who won the freestyle Sunday night.

Edward and Sisther de Jeu won the freestyle with a score of 78.800 per cent for a total of 226.463 combining the Grand Prix, Special and freestyle scores.

Hans Peter and Tango, who had gone into the lead with a convincing win in the Special, scored 78.725 per cent in the freestyle for 227.572, enough to claim the national title.

Marlies van Baalen on BMC Phoebe was third in the freestyle with 74.925 per cent that also gave them third place in the championships with 216.912.

1 Hans Peter Minderhoud IPS Tango 72.660 76.187 78.725 227.572
2 Edward Gal Sisther de Jeu 73.809 73.854 78.800 226.463
3 Marlies van Baalen BMC Phoebe 70.362 71.625 74.925 216.912
4 Diederik van Silfhout Luxform’s Popeye 68.426 68.417 73.025 209.868
5 Patrick van der Meer Uzzo 67.830 68.688 73.125 209.643
6 Christa Laarakkers Divoza Horseworld Ovation 68.213 68.083 72.925 209.221
7 Theo Hanzon Spargo 67.021 69.375 71.900 208.296
8 Aat van Essen Premier 66.553 66.542 70.825 203.920
9 Manon van Hylckama Vlieg Poko Loko 65.702 66.042 69.450 201.194
10 Lorraine van den Brink BMC Murdock 9 65.745 66.354 67.900 199.999
11 Lotje Schoots Equitop Torricelli 67.064 64.229 67.950 199.243