Van Lier won Freestyle with Hermès “On Fire” at Jumping Amsterdam
Dressage rider Dinja van Liere won the freestyle at Jumping Amsterdam, which is important for the World Cup. She received a record score of 87.055 percent from the jury for the test with her stallion Hermes at RAI Sold Out.
The 32-year-old Van Lier was also the best in Friday’s Grand Prix. She continued her dominant performance rehearsing to the music. Germany’s Isabelle Wirth (Emilio) finished second in the freestyle, with a rating of 86.595 percent. Third place was Denmark’s Nanna Skodborg Merrald (Blue Hors Zack) with 85.220%.
After Mechelen, this was the second victory of the season for Van Lier, who will almost certainly participate in the World Cup Final in April in Omaha, USA.
“I am very, very happy,” said Van Lier, “Hermes felt really good yesterday at the Grand Prix. Today he was really ‘on fire’. I am very proud that he is getting better and better. improve it. But the Hermes was great, I could ride it really well and we had no mistakes. The crowd was really cool. It made me really emotional when I left the track and the seats were standing. It was really an amazing feeling.”
Hans-Peter Minderhood (Dream Boy) scored sixth with 81.970 percent, while Emilie Scholtens (Desperado) was seventh with 81.640 percent.
National team coach Alex van Silvot was very pleased with the Dutch’s performance. “I’m confident for the summer. We’ve had five groups at the start here and four of them score above 80 percent and one for 80 percent. Then we can feel very good at the moment.”
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