THE NETHERLANDS (by Claartje van Andel) There were stallion competition wins for Henkie, Imposantos, Total US and Gunner KS, starting with the Gelder stallion Henkie (Alexandro P - Beaujamanda ster x Upperville), bred by the Hekkert family. He produced a convincing test in the final with Adelinde Cornelissen, scoring no less than 89 points – the highest rewarded walk at 9.5.

Imposantos (Wynton - Zarina elite IBOP-dres PROK x Krack C, bred by W. Wijnen) and Bart Veeze were the winners of the L-competition for five-year-olds. For his dressage prospects and submission, Imposantos was awarded a 9.0.

“Total US showed us what dressage should look likes” praised Monique Peutz following his test. A Totilas son out of Sondra (Sir Donner- hall), bred by Paul Shockemöhle, she continued by saying: “Such a lovely frame, always uphill, simply fantastic,” as he won the stallion competition for six-year- olds with Dinja van Liere.

Gunner KS (Bellissimo M - Ronnevanck ster pref prest sport-dres PROK x Vincent, bred by Arthur Kleijwegt) secured the seven-year-old title with Dana van Lierop.

VHO Trophy, dressage

Desperado (Vivaldi - Sarita elite pref prest D-OC x Havidoff, bred by the An- deweg family from Randwijk) demonstrated a lot of talent with Emmelie Scholtens in the Freestyle to Music for the VHO Trophy. This year, with a new initiative, all the competitors were musically accompanied by Joost Peeters. Des- perado and Scholtens scored 88.25%...

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