The Dutch Marieke van der Putten won the Grand Prix this morning here in Mechelen. With a score of 75.978%, a personal record, the dressage rider won the competition with Torveslettens Titanium RS2 over reigning world champion Charlotte Fry (75.783%) and her stallion Everdale. The Netherlands also won the bronze: Dinja van Liere with Hermes N.O.P. scored 75.15%. The Netherlands also won the bronze: Dinja van Liere with Hermes N.O.P. scored 75.15%.
The absolute top of the world entered the ring in the Nekkerhal this morning for the famous Grand Prix of Mechelen. The competition was filled with magical moments and strong performances. Twelve riders and horses competed there for victory and the podium places went almost completely to the Netherlands. Marieke van der Putten shone in the ring with Torvesletten Titanium RS2 and took the lead. Current World Champion and Olympic Medalist Charlotte Fry brought her stallion Everdale in the ring for this World Cup qualification. The British rider trains her horses on European soil, in the Netherlands at the Danish Anne van Olst. Bronze went to Dinja van Liere with Hermes N.O.P.. For Van Liere a particularly successful day with also a victory in the Prix st. Georges with Vita di Lusso.
Belgian champion Larissa Pauluis placed herself in the top eight with her 12-year old horse, Flambeau with a score of 70.695%. We’re already looking forward to the Freestyle competition on Thursday.
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