According to the KWPN website, Dutch young rider Lorraine van den Brink has replaced Desiree Senden (pictured) on the Dutch team that will be competing at the 2006 European Young Riders Championships in Stadl Paura this weekend.
Senden was selected as team member with her KWPN bred horse Noblesse (by Cabochon) but had to withdraw because of an injury. The first reserve in line, Lorraine van den Brink and her Dutch warmblood Murdock (by Balzflug), replaced Senden. Van den Brink has left for Stadl Paura on Sunday with the three other Dutch team riders and chef d'equipe Jan Peeters.
Since the European Junior/Young Riders Championships kicked off in 1987, the German dressage team has won the team competition most often. The German Junior Riders won team gold 10 times and silver 3 times. The German Young Riders won team gold 15 times and 4 times silver. The Netherlands won team gold 3 times with the junior riders' team and 4 times gold with the Young Riders team. Austria, the organizing country of this year's Europeans, won once team silver and 5 times team bronze.
Photo copyrighted: Dirk Caremans