Wednesday, 06 August 2014 Dutch Dressage Championships

Gold for Edward, bronze for Hans Peter

Whatever the degree of international experience, it’s quite simply exciting to enter the contest for international master honours as a title defender. GLOCK Rider Edward Gal has already succeeded in winning the coveted gold medal no fewer than five times. Now, in the 2014 championships, he clocked up the sixth. In the Grand Prix with GLOCK’s Undercover N.O.P. he was simply in a class of his own and, with 81.080%, our dream team was clearly in the lead. A position that Edward and Fritsie didn’t give away either in the musical free-style on Sunday. With 85.575% it was again first place and thus gold in the Dutch Dressage Championships.
On the other hand, GLOCK Rider Hans Peter Minderhoud and GLOCK’s Flirt entered their first championships as a team together. One time they scored fourth and one time third, thus bringing the bronze medal home. GLOCK’s Johnson too showed an impressive performance under Hans Peter in the Grand Prix, scoring third with 76.040%.
Furthermore, GLOCK’s Voice was able to delight his numerous fans when the black stallion danced to fifth place in the Grand Prix under his rider Edward Gal and then in the semi finals of the advanced tour.

Another convincing performance by GLOCK's Flirt. Hans Peter and the ambitious chestnut gelding danced to bronze medal in these championships. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Elegant and expressive: GLOCK's Johnson TN under Hans Peter Minderhoud. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Sugar is always there and Fritsie loves it. © GHPC

Edward Gal with GLOCK’s Voice celebrated victory in the semi finals of the advanced Tour. © Arnd Bronkhorst

The top three in the Dutch Dressage Championships 2014: SILVER: Danielle Heijkoop, GOLD: Edward Gal. BRONZE: Hans Peter Minderhoud. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Give credit where credit is due! The six-time Dutch champion Edward Gal with GLOCK's Voice, who stepped in for Fritsie in the award ceremony. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Happy he is! Champion Edward Gal doing his lap of honour. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Welcome home! The stables are decorated for the champions. © Arnd Bronkhorst