Netherlands Takes Lead, USA Stands 2nd After Rotterdam Nations Cup Grand Prix

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Hans Peter Minderhoud riding Glock's Johnson to ut the Netherlands the lead at the Nations Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com the
Hans Peter Minderhoud riding Glock’s Johnson to ut the Netherlands the lead at the Nations Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com the

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 23, 2016–Hans Peter Minderhoud rode Glock’s Johnson to a personal best score to take the Netherlands into the lead in the Nations Cup after the Grand Prix Thursday with the United States standing second ahead of Sweden in third.

Hans Peter and the 14-year-old KWPN stallion that is his prospective Olympic mount and last competed at the 2015 European Championships scored 79.240 per cent to be the highest placing individual combination in the Nations Cup. The team competition will be decided by all three Grand Prix levels with both the Special and the Freestyle scheduled for Saturday.

For the U.S., Laura Graves on Verdades placed second individually on 76.300 per cent, with Steffen Peters on Legolas fifth on 76.040 per cent and Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet seventh on 74.580 per cent for the three scores that counted in the team competition.

Laura Graves on Verdades at the Rotterdam Nations Cup Grand Prix where the American pair were second individually. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Laura Graves on Verdades at the Rotterdam Nations Cup Grand Prix where the American pair were second individually. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Diederik vasn Silfhout on Arlando, team mates of Hans Peter at the 2014  World Games and 2015 Europeans, was third individually on 76.240 per cent and Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival, the KWPN gelding and former world No. 1 who is now 19 years old, was fourth on 76.140 per cent.

“He was  really focused on his job,”Adelinde said of the big chestnut whose first championship was the Europeans in Windsor in 2009, “just doing his thing.”

A soaking wet Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival, 19 years old, in the Nations Cup Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
A soaking wet Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival, 19 years old, in the Nations Cup Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

For the Americans this is the last selection trial before the Olympic team is named and they were out to do their best in the big stadium with an electric atmosphere.

“We made a couple of mistakes but all in all he was really rideable and extremely well behaved with a lot of things he could be silly about,” said Laura who has now moved into her new permanent home and training center in the Orlando area community of Geneva. A water jump left in there for the jumpers, the VIP stand, score tickers, an abundance of shrubs and flowers.

Laura, ranked No. 13 in the world on Verdades, said, “I was not at all nervous today. I was just born this way. I just ride the best I can.”

Steffen Peters and Legolas at Rotterdam. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters and Legolas at Rotterdam. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Steffen said that he was nervous coming into the arena but Legolas was all business whenhe rode the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding down the centerline.

The horse that Steffen rode at the 2014 World Games and to team and individual gold at the 2015 Pan American Games and is ranked No. 7 in the world, performed a “very clean test” that he described as a “good supporting team score.”

He said he was “super happy to be a part” of what he believes is a “great team” for the U.S.

Kasey Perry-Glass and Dublet sharing the Rotterdam competition arena with decroative shrubs at the Rotterdam Nations Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kasey Perry-Glass and Dublet sharing the Rotterdam competition arena with decroative shrubs at the Rotterdam Nations Cup. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

She described her ride on the 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding as “a little more sticky thasn I normally feel with him” but this was only the horse’s second venue outside of the Wellington, Florida Global Dressage Festival grounds since beginning Grand Prix.

“First time in the ring with him here and I feel great and know that the Special is going to be better,” she said, admitting that she “struggled a little bit” adjusting herself to the event.

“I stopped riding” she said, leading to mistakes in movements that are normally performed well.

Even though her score was below the 77.000 per cent the duo posted in their first selection trial three weeks ago, it was higher than all but one result received in Wellington where they launched their Grand Prix career in February.

Results:

CDIO5* Nations Cup Grand Prix

RANK HNR COMPETITOR NATION E H C M B TOTAL

Placed competitors

NETHERLANDS

1. 288 SIRO Danielle HEIJKOOP NED 70.000 % 72.000 % 71.400 % 69.900 % 70.600 % (70.780) %
KWPN / Gelding / 1999 / GRIBALDI / D.Heykoop & T.E.G.van Grunsven & J.J.v.Verseveld (16.) (12.) (15.) (20.) (17.)
306 JERICH PARZIVAL Adelinde CORNELISSEN NED 75.900 % 76.400 % 77.200 % 75.800 % 75.400 % 76.140 %
KWPN / Gelding / 1997 / Jazz / W.P.J. Cornelissen / M.A. Cornelissen (4.) (5.) (3.) (5.) (5.)
317 ARLANDO N.O.P. Diederik VAN SILFHOUT NED 75.800 % 75.800 % 76.100 % 76.700 % 76.800 % 76.240 %
KWPN / Stallion / 2005 / Paddox / S.J.Kat & A.P.Both & L.Both & A.C.v Silfhout & J. v Silfhout (6.) (6.) (5.) (2.) (3.)
257 GLOCK’S JOHNSON TN N.O.P. Hans Peter MINDERHOUD NED 80.000 % 80.500 % 79.700 % 76.800 % 79.200 % 79.240 %
KWPN / Stallion / 2002 / JAZZ / Glock Holding BV & Team Nijhof (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.)
Total 77.207 %

UNITED STATES

2. 313 DOKTOR Shelly FRANCIS USA 68.800 % 69.200 % 70.400 % 74.000 % 71.000 % (70.680) %
OLDBG / Gelding / 2003 / DIAMOND HIT / PATRICIA A. STEMPEL (21.) (20.) (18.) (11.) (15.)
331 GOERKLINTGAARDS DUBLET Kasey PERRY-GLASS USA 75.200 % 74.400 % 73.400 % 74.300 % 75.600 % 74.580 %
DWB / Gelding / 2003 / DIAMOND HIT / DIANE PERRY (8.) (8.) (10.) (8.) (4.)
267 LEGOLAS 92 Steffen PETERS USA 73.600 % 76.700 % 77.700 % 75.300 % 76.900 % 76.040 %
WESTF / Gelding / 2002 / LAOMEDON / Four Winds Farm LLC (11.) (4.) (2.) (7.) (2.)
282 VERDADES Laura GRAVES USA 77.000 % 78.400 % 76.600 % 76.600 % 72.900 % 76.300 %
KWPN / Gelding / 2002 / FLORETT AS / LAURA GRAVES & CURT MAES (2.) (2.) (4.) (3.) (9.)
Total 75.640 %

SWEDEN

3. 345 ZUIDENWIND 1187 Rose MATHISEN SWE 69.400 % 71.200 % 69.100 % 69.600 % 68.800 % (69.620) %
KWPN / Stallion / 2004 / OO Seven / Gränsbo Stuteri & VDL Stud (18.) (16.) (21.) (21.) (21.)
290 BURIEL K.H. Juliette RAMEL SWE 74.100 % 73.500 % 74.700 % 75.400 % 71.700 % 73.880 %
KWPN / Gelding / 2006 / OSMIUM / La Pomme HB (10.) (9.) (9.) (6.) (12.)
253 DEJA Patrik KITTEL SWE 75.800 % 75.000 % 74.900 % 74.200 % 72.000 % 74.380 %
SWB / Mare / 2004 / Silvano / Marie Harward (6.) (7.) (8.) (9.) (10.)
304 DON AURIELLO Tinne VILHELMSON SILFVÉN SWE 76.300 % 76.800 % 75.300 % 76.600 % 73.600 % 75.720 %
HANN / Gelding / 2002 / Don Davidoff / Lövsta Stuteri / Antonia Ax:son Johnson (3.) (3.) (6.) (3.) (7.)
Total 74.660 %

FRANCE

4. 300 AMORAK Stephanie BRIEUSSEL FRA 67.100 % 68.800 % 67.900 % 66.900 % 68.000 % (67.740) %
KWPN / Gelding / 2005 / SPECIAL D / Mme STEPHANIE BRIEUSSEL et M. DOMINIQUE BRIEUSSEL (25.) (22.) (25.) (25.) (22.)
315 AFTER YOU Ludovic HENRY FRA 69.400 % 69.900 % 70.600 % 68.900 % 67.400 % 69.240 %
UN / Gelding / 2003 / ABANOS / Henry Giorgia & Ludovic & Alexandre (18.) (18.) (17.) (23.) (25.)
255 BADINDA ALTENA Pierre VOLLA FRA 70.800 % 69.800 % 69.600 % 68.300 % 70.100 % 69.720 %
KWPN / Mare / 2006 / TOLANDO KWPN / Monsieur PIERRE VOLLA (15.) (19.) (20.) (24.) (19.)
339 DON LUIS Karen TEBAR FRA 75.900 % 73.500 % 75.000 % 74.200 % 73.600 % 74.440 %
HANN / Gelding / 2005 / Dimaggio / Schetter, Gerhild u. Willy & Tebar, Karen (4.) (9.) (7.) (9.) (7.)
Total 71.133 %

GREAT BRITAIN

5. 302 RUBIN AL ASAD Lara GRIFFITH GBR 69.100 % 71.700 % 71.300 % 72.900 % 71.800 % 71.360 %
HANN / Gelding / 2002 / RUBIN-ROYAL / Dr W & Mrs U Bechtolsheimer (20.) (14.) (16.) (13.) (11.)
323 WOODLANDER DORNROSCHEN Michael George EILBERG GBR 68.100 % 68.600 % 68.600 % 66.200 % 67.800 % 67.860 %
UN / Mare / 2002 / Dimaggio / Mr & Mrs Eilberg, Mrs L Crowden (23.) (23.) (22.) (27.) (24.)
351 ROSALIE B Laura TOMLINSON GBR 72.200 % 73.300 % 72.600 % 73.700 % 71.500 % 72.660 %
WESTF / Mare / 2006 / Rubin-Royal / Dr & Mrs W B Bechtolscheimer (13.) (11.) (11.) (12.) (13.)
276 CLASSIC BRIOLINCA Gareth HUGHES GBR
KWPN / Mare / 2006 / Trento B / Mr & Mrs Hughes, Mrs J Hornig
Total 70.627 %

GERMANY

6. 320 DAINTREE 3 Kathleen KELLER GER 68.600 % 67.500 % 68.600 % 65.700 % 70.000 % (68.080) %
HANN / Gelding / 2002 / De Niro / Boeckmann-Heinrich, Cornelia (22.) (27.) (22.) (28.) (20.)
284 FUERSTANO Juliane BRUNKHORST GER 74.300 % 68.200 % 70.400 % 72.600 % 70.800 % 71.260 %
HANN / Stallion / 2005 / Fuerst Heinrich / Pferd 24 GmbH (9.) (25.) (18.) (14.) (16.)
260 SPIRIT OF THE AGE OLD Bernadette BRUNE GER 67.200 % 69.100 % 68.600 % 70.100 % 67.300 % 68.460 %
OLDBG / Stallion / 2004 / Stedinger / Brune, Bernadette (24.) (21.) (22.) (19.) (26.)
333 BURLINGTON FRH Charlott-Maria SCHÜRMANN GER 69.800 % 72.000 % 72.400 % 72.100 % 73.700 % 72.000 %
HANN / Stallion / 2003 / Breitling W / Schürmann, Heinz-Werner (17.) (12.) (13.) (15.) (6.)
Total 70.573 %

BELGIUM

7. 335 WIPSY VH HEIHOF Delphine MEIRESONNE BEL 66.500 % 68.000 % 66.900 % 70.200 % 65.400 % 67.400 %
BWP / Gelding / 1999 / FLEMMINGH / CHRISTINE KESTELEYN (26.) (26.) (26.) (18.) (28.)
308 WILCO V Mario VAN ORSHAEGEN BEL 64.700 % 65.500 % 66.200 % 66.700 % 66.900 % (66.000) %
KWPN / Gelding / 2003 / Rousseau / Mario Van Orshaegen (10431153) (27.) (28.) (28.) (26.) (27.)
353 ERES DL Jeroen DEVROE BEL 71.700 % 70.400 % 71.700 % 72.000 % 70.300 % 71.220 %
BWP / Gelding / 2004 / SIR LUI / Lousberg Daniel (14.) (17.) (14.) (16.) (18.)
292 TIAMO Jorinde VERWIMP BEL 72.800 % 71.600 % 72.600 % 72.000 % 71.500 % 72.100 %
KWPN / Gelding / 2000 / Lester / Verwimp (dressuurstal) (12.) (15.) (11.) (16.) (13.)
Total 70.240 %

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