First in the Junior Inidividual and Junior Kur test, Germany youngster Franziska Schwiebert and her leading man Furst Rohan made an impression at the 2014 CDI Nieuw en St. Joosland on 3 - 6 April 2014. This brand new international show hosted at equestrian centre De Kroo in The Netherlands attracted a large field of European youth riders.
Launching herself back in style onto the international dressage scene, Denmark’s Sidsel Johansen and her new man Alibi D took the Prix St Georges and Intermediaire I kur at the 2014 CDI Nieuw en St. Joosland on 3 - 6 April 2014. After parting with her career break-through horse Schianto, Sidsel returned to the spotlight with a new alibi.
The selection trials for Belgian team nomination for the 2014 World Young Horse Championships kicked off last weekend with the first "Young Horse Cup" national competition in Zandhoven, Belgium, on Saturday 12 April 2014. No less than 55 combinations contested the 5 and 6-year old divisions, while fifteen 4-year olds got a taste of what might be in store next year.
Julie de Deken and her number one Grand Prix horse Lucky Dance showed their moves at the 2014 CDI Nieuw en St. Joosland, placing second in the Grand Prix and fourth in the Kur two weeks after making their World Dressage Masters' debut at the 2014 CDI 5* in Vidauban. The duo is well on its way to qualify on the Belgian team for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France.
In a total wipeout of the Young Rider classes at the brand new international 2014 CDI Nieuw en St. Joosland on 3 - 6 April 2014, Dutch Anne Meulendijks was the winner of all three tests on her Dutch warmblood MDH Avanti. She also took out the consolation final on her second horse Parole.