The group of the selected Dutch horses for the 2013 World Young Horse Championships in Verden is slowly taking shape. On Monday 1 July 2013 the fifth Dutch WCYH selection trial and the group of 5-year olds has been shaped, whereas four horses still have to be dropped from the 6-year old group.
Selector Johan Hamminga helped the riders of the long listed horses to warm up their horses, before the selection committee reviewed them in one of the tests that will be ridden in Verden.
"We selected seven 5-year olds for the World Championships. For Don Juan de Hus we requested a wild card," said Wim Ernes. "If it works all seven selected horses will be able to compete."
The sixth and final Dutch observation trial will take place on 15 July. Horses invited to that event are:
- Dancer (Vivaldi x Tango) - Kirsten Brouwer
- Dark Pleasure (Ufo x Jazz) - Gerdine Maree
- Desperado (Vivaldi x Havidoff) - Emmelie Scholtens
- Don Juan de Hus (Jazz x Krack C) – Jessica Michel
- Don Tango B (Contango x Jazz) - Diederik van Silfhout
- Dorado (Krack C x Rousseau) - Emmelie Scholtens
- Dream Boy (Vivaldi x Ferro) - Gerdine Maree
- Cachet L (Jazz x Ferro) - Mirelle van Kemenade-Witlox
- Capri Sonne (Rhodium x San Remo) – Dinja van Liere
- Charmeur (Florencio x Jazz) - Emmelie Scholtens
- Charon (Rubiquil x Havidoff) - Thamar Zweistra
- Chardonnay (Winningmood x Flemmingh) - Vai Bruntink
- Che de Jeu (Voice x Jazz) – Marieke van der Putten
- Chicago M.H. (Vivaldi x Montecristo) - Jonna Schelstraete
- Casper (Westpoint x Goodtimes) - Hans Peter Minderhoud
- Clarc (Dreamcatcher x Lord Sinclair) - Lars op ’t Hoog
- Coco Chanel (Sandreo x San Remo) - Patrick van der Meer
Photo © Bri'Chel Fotografie
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2013 World Young Horse Championships