Next week everything will be about the EC that will take place this year on the CHIO ground in Rotterdam. Fanny Verliefden represents the Verwimp team and Belgium together with the impressive black stallion Indoctro v.d. Steenblok and is part of the Belgian team. Today, Monday, August 19, the European Championship started at 9:00 AM for the dressage riders with the team tests. The Belgian team also consists of Simon Missiaen, Isabel Cool and Laurence Roos.

Kick off for the dressage
Last Sunday the vetchecks took place for the dressage riders. All the horses of the Belgian team came through perfectly and are ready to compete. Following the vetchecks there was the possibility for all teams to use the arenas so that the horses could still be trained to prepare for the first part of the dressage that started today. Fanny and Indoctro are in perfect shape for the European Championship and are therefore looking forward to the coming week.

First reserve
Unlike previous years, Jorinde Verwimp is not participating this year in the Belgian team to ride at the European Championship. It is only the first year that she rides with Cape Town at the highest level. Nonetheless, Jorinde has already got some high scores which got het a place as the first reserve for the Belgian team. “I wish the Belgian team a lot of success at the European Championships in Rotterdam. I am not here this year, but I am very proud that Cape and I already be the first reserve for the team in our first year, says Jorinde. ”

The individual tests will take place on Thursdays and on Saturdays there will be freestyle to music. View the full program via the this link.