Dinja van Liere & Hermès Win Dutch Championships Freestyle, Emmelie Scholtens Withdrew “Not Fit” Desperado

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Dinja van Liere and Hermès. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

ERMELO, Netherlands, May 8, 2022–Dinja van Liere and Hermès won the Dutch Championship Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday after Emmelie Scholtens withdrew a “not fit” Desperado on which she won the Grand Prix a day earlier.

Dinja and the 10-year-old KWPN stallion were awarded 83.155% by the all-Dutch panel of judges. The pair was runnerup in the Grand Prix and are early favorites for the Dutch team at the world championships in Herning, Denmark in three months. The duo was the highest placing Dutch partnership at last September’s European Championships.

Thamar Zweistra on Hexagon’s Ich Weiss, a nine-year-old NRPS stallion, placed second on 78.670%.

Marieke van der Putten on Totilas son Tørveslettens Titanium RS2 was third on 77.950%.

The withdrawal of Desperado that came too late for her to substitute her Freestyle entry with Indian Rock on which she placed third in the Grand Prix.

The latest setback comes just weeks after Dutch champion Edward Gal announced a break and Hans Peter Minderhoud last week pulled his top horse, Glock’s Dream Boy, from the championships.

Results:

Dutch Championships Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Joyce Heuitink Mascha Reijs Maarten Van der Heijden Janine van Twist Patricia Wolters
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 83.155 NED Dinja van Liere Hermès 83.675 81.325 84.15 83.125 83.5
2. 78.670 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss 80.525 78.575 78.25 78.2 77.8
3. 77.950 NED Marieke van der Putten Tørveslettens Titanium RS2 78.075 75.975 79.675 79.25 76.775
4. 76.905 NED Marlies van Baalen Go Legend 77.125 75.675 76.75 78.1 76.875
5. 75.955 NED Adelinde Cornelissen Fleau de Baian 77.35 74.375 77.8 75.75 74.5
6. 75.265 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 74 74.75 77.725 75.525 74.325
7. 74.625 NED Karen Nijvelt Elysias 75.625 72.5 75.375 75.25 74.375
8. 73.940 NED Lynne Maas Eastpoint 76.375 70.1 75.825 75.35 72.05
9. 73.820 NED Mirelle van Kemenade Siebenstein 72.075 73.775 74.25 75.075 73.925
10. 73.730 NED Madeleine Witte-Vrees Finnländerin 75.275 72.25 73.275 74.975 72.875
11. 73.200 NED Remy Bastings Ambassador 71.675 73.3 72.2 74.825 74
. NED Emmelie Scholtens Desperado N.O.P.