Sunday, May 19, 2013

2013 Dutch Championship

19 May 2013

65-year-old Marly van Ditzhuijzen and Eenhoorn's Dahman are the 2013 Dutch Champions after the 160-km*** Dutch Championship at Ermelo, Netherlands, on 18 May 2013. Eenhoorn's Dahman, an 11-year-old stallion, was bred by Van Ditzhuijzen. The pair had been reserve Dutch Champions in 2008 and 2012.

Defending Dutch champion Carmen Römer was 2nd (3rd overall) on Oceane D'havenne. This was her 8-year-old mare's first 160-km race.

Both riders are hoping to make the Dutch team for the 2013 European Championships that will be held in Most, Czech Republic.

Norwegian rider Olaug Espeli Carstensen, riding Al Thaka Mellemgaard, won the competition by 40 seconds over Ditzhuijzen.

The 120 km** ride was won by Marjike Visser riding Eomer.