Dutch Team Selected for 2016 Olympic Games

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 17:19
Dutch Dressage News

The Dutch Equestrian Federation and team trainer Johan Rockx announced the team that will represent The Netherlands at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 9 - 15 August 2016.

The 2016 Dutch Championships, which took place in Ermelo this weekend, were the second of two Dutch Olympic observation trials after the CDIO Rotterdam.

Johan Rockx announced the selection of the team after the award ceremony at the Nationals.

"We have a very strong team. Their scores are very closely together and if you count them all together then we are in for the medals," said Johan Rockx. "Four years ago we brought home silver in London. Our combinations are experienced and perform well. It will be exciting weeks but it's a lovely challenge."

Holland will be represented by:

  • Diederik van Silfhout - Arlando
  • Hans Peter Minderhoud - Johnson
  • Edward Gal - Voice
  • Adelinde Cornelissen -  Parzival

Madeleine Witte-Vrees and Cennin are the reserve combination.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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