Anky & Salinero Named to Dutch Team for Rotterdam, Parzival Not

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Anky van Grunsven and Salinero. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ROTTERDAM, June 15–Anky van Grunsven and Salinero, her gold medal mount at two Olympics, were named to the Dutch team at the Rotterdam CHIO along with Edward Gal and Undercover, Hans Peter Minderhoud and Tango and Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Toots, the second of two Olympic observation events.

World No. 1 Adelinde Cornelissem and Jerich Parzival will take a pass on Rotterdam as she did for the national championships that were the first trial, but is expected to ride at a national show at the end of June.

In nine years of international competition, Anky and the 18-year-old KWPN gelding (Salieri x Luna x Lungali) won individual gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games, won the World Cup Finals in 2005 and 2006 and gold and silver at the 2006 World Equestran Games.