All horses which were invited to participate in the fifth Dutch training and selection trial for representation at the 2012 World Young Horse Championships, will move on to the sixth and last trial on 10 July 2012.
The fifth observation trial took place on at the KNHS head quarters in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on Tuesday 26 June. All combinations had to ride the young horse dressage test and were then briefly training by selector Johan Hamminga.
At the end of the last selection trial on 10 July the six Dutch 5- and 6-year olds, that are going to compete in Verden, will be announced.
Hans Peter Minderhoud and Edward Gal's assistant trainer Marieke van der Putter has taken over the ride on Hans Peter's two youngsters Vitalis and Bosten STH, as Minderhoud will be travelling to the Olympic Games in London to help his partner Gal on the Dutch Olympic team.
Still in the running are:
- Casper (by Westpoint) – Fransje van der Meer
- Chapter Leatherdale (by Lord Leatherdale) – Severo Jurado Lopez
- Charmeur (by Florencio) – Emmelie Scholtens
- Chicago M.H. (by Vivaldi) – Jonna Schelstraete
- Chinook (by Vivaldi) – Annieta Klip
- Chippendale (by Lord Leatherdale) – Severo Jurado Lopez
- Cachet L (by Jazz) – Mirelle van Kemenade-Witlox
- Capri Sonne (by Rhodium) – Dinja van Liere
- Chagall D&R (by Jazz) – Marieke van der Putten
- Vitalis (by Vivaldi) – Marieke van der Putten
- Babushka (by Universeel) – Vai Bruntink
- Bentley (by UB 40) – Niels Bax
- BlØf (by Painted Black) – Ferenc Damen
- Bordeaux (by United) – Eva Moller
- Borencio (by Florencio) – Emmelie Scholtens
- Boston STH (by Johnson) – Marieke van der Putten
- Brokaat (by Samba Hit II) – Jennifer Sekreve
- Santo Domingo (by Samba Hit II) – Emmelie Scholtens
- So You Know (by Scandic) – Jennifer Sekreve
Photo © Esmee van Gijtenbeek
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2012 World Young Horse Championships