Last weekend Jumping Mechelen 2018 took place in the Nekkerhal. A very nice edition for Dressuurstal Verwimp with the farewell of Tiamo, the first edition of ‘Battle of the Disciplines’ and a beautiful third place for Jorinde and Takki who has shown his best side in the Prix St. Georges.
On Saturday afternoon there was a special moment after the World Cup dressage where the audience could say goodbye to Tiamo. In a crowded stadium everyone could enjoy the wonderful combination once more. Timmie competed his last test in Mechelen finishing at the 11th place in the Grand Prix (68.587%) and eighth place in the Kur (74.120%) with this score they were the best Belgium combination. Jorinde and Tiamo have been a combination for eight years.
“The day has come to conclude a very large chapter in my life, eight years ago he came to our stable as one of the sales horses. Soon we realized that he was something special, Timmie was certainly not the easiest and we started with the Juniors, then the Young Riders and U25, up to Grand Prix level. We participated in 6 European championships, gained 2 bronze medals, 4 gold medals at the Belgian championships and we participated in the Olympic Games in Rio. He has fulfilled my biggest dreams, “Jorinde says.
Battle of the Disciplines
On Christmas Day, this year for the first time the show ‘Battle of the Disciplines’ was ridden. Both Jorinde and Wim participated in this well-received competition. The concept is as follows: teams are made of eventing, jumping and dressage riders. All riders must ride a test in their own and another discipline. In dressage Wim had to compete against Jorinde while Jorinde had to jump a jumping course. Eventually the team Alex Fairchild won, Wim, Wouter Decleen and Dominique Hendrickx where the team members. Jorinde her team Lannoo Voeders finished in fourth place.
Jorinde not only performed Tiamo at Jumping Mechelen, but also Kastar Hof Ter Zeedycke a.k.a. Taki. On Friday, the duo gained a nice third place in the Prix St. George (70.441%). On Saturday they became second in the Freestyle of the Inter 1 (74,9%).