The outdoor event CDI Leudelange ended different then planned for Jorinde Verwimp and her top horse Cape Town (by Conteur). After the combination had to stop during their previous competition, they were back in shape to start at CDI Leudelange. Unfortunately, things went differently so Verwimp decided not to compete with Cape Town. Jorinde’s pupil, Veronique Philippaerts-Engelen, also rode during CDI Leudelange and achieved a super score with her test in the Inter I.
Risk of the profession
After Cape Town tapped himself two weeks ago during their competition, the jury unfortunately had to ask them to leave the arena. After a veterinary examination everything turned out to be fine and Cape Town was in perfect shape to participate in CDI Leudelange last weekend. The vetcheck went smoothly and there was nothing to indicate that Jorinde could not participate in the competition. Unfortunately, Cape Town suddenly, the day after while exploring the course, turned out not to be walking limp. In order not to take any risks with Cape Town’s health, there was decided to take him home. Here he will be extensively checked again by the vet and hopefully he will be completely fit again for the Belgian Championships in August. “Working with horses is always a risk. You never know what happens or what the horses do when you are not there it them, “says Jorinde after CDI Leudelange.
Veronique Phillaerts Angels
Fortunately, there was not only bad luck for team Verwimp during CDI Leudelange. Veronique, a pupil of Jorinde, competed at Inter I with her horse Wendor. The combination is making a lot of progress and with their test at CDI Leudelange they achieved a score of 69.1%, putting them in third place. A super achievement at such a big event as CDI Leudelange. Both Phillaerts-Engelen and the Verwimp team were extremely proud of this achievement, which made CDI Leudelange come to a good end after all.