Not everyone had a lazy Pentecost weekend: the riders from Dressuurstal Verwimp were present in Compiègne to compete for the titles. Last Wednesday the combinations had already travelled to the competition location, which took off on Friday. They brought home a number of well-deserved podium places. Jorinde Verwimp and Tiamo finished third in the Grand Prix Special and Katelijne Maes took home bronze in the Freestyle for juniors.
Jorinde Verwimp: “CDI Compiegne is a very nice competition. It is located on a huge terrain in the middle of a forest. There is plenty of room to train and ride. Something that is not self-evident in dressage. The atmosphere was great thanks to the beautiful weather! ”
International debut Kalahari
For Kalahari it was her international debut, but she kept her head cool and she put down two very consistant tests. In the Prix St. Georges on Friday, she became tenth with a score of 68.794%. During the second test, the combination achieved a score of 67,971%, which was good for fourth place!
Besides Kalahari, Elroy also came into action in the Prix St. Georges. Under the saddle of Fanny Verliefden he rode a score of 67,912% on Friday. On Saturday the duo put down a test with a percentage of 65.529%.
Third place Grand Prix Special
On Saturday it was Tiamo’s turn. He participated with Jorinde Verwimp in the CDIO5 * Grand Prix. Jorinde: “Tiamo was not as I had hoped the first day. But we recovered and rode a good Grand Prix Special test with which we finished in third place with 71.617%! “Fanny Verliefden unfortunately had to leave the arena with Indoctro during the Grand Prix, after he became very scared of something in the crowd.
Nice performance Katelijne
Trainee Katelijne Maes participated for the second time in an international competition. On Friday, she became fifth with Ibou van de Kapelhoef with a score of 66.667%. The combination ended the competition beautifully on Sunday: they rode a great score of 72,958% in the Freestyle! With that they ended up in third place.
Beautiful freestyle test
Veronique Philippaerts-Engelen was selected with Wendor for the Freestyle in the Intermediaire I. She scored 69.250% with the black pearl.