Team Verwimp was well represented at the Sentower Dressage Festival in Opglabbeek, also known as CDI Opglabbeek. Jorinde presented three horses in the ring: Golddream vd Kempenhoeve, Juwel Krack vh Klaverhof and Capetown. Her students Louise Brauwers and Elise Verwimp were also present in the ring.
The small tour was ridden by Jorinde and her horse Golddream vd Kempenhoeve. Golddream had the perfect competitionmood this weekend. He did his best and Jorinde was able to ride nice tests with him, with the result that they were in the top 5 of the ranking every day. The tests went every time better. The Prix St. Georges was rated by the jury with 69.7% and the Intermediaire 1 with 70.1%. On the last day Jorinde rode a very nice Freestyle with Golddream vd Kempenhoeve. This resulted in 71.9%.
Jorinde also brought Juwel Krack van het Klaverhof to CDI Opglabbeek and showed his talents in the Small Tour. Unfortunately Juwel did not have his best day on the first day and was a bit naughty. Jorinde had more control on the second day and Juwel Krack van het Klaverhof did his best for it in the Intermediaire 1. The jury appreciated this test with a good result of 67.4%.
Last but not least, Jorinde showed the gelding Cape Town in the Grand Prix. Cape Town did his best. There is still a lot to improve, but the feeling ride a good test was there. A result of 67% was achieved in the Grand Prix and 71.1% in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
Student Louise Brauwers started her horses Esprit and Graaf Donnerhal in the Junior class during CDI Opglabbeek. Esprit was in good rhythm and was nice to ride. In the first test he became 2nd in the ranking with a percentage of 70.5%. In the second test he scored 69%. In the freestyle, Louise and Esprit scored 70.6%.
Louise’s other horse, Graaf Donnerhal, had his international debut in Opglabbeek. He still found the entourage very exciting. Fortunately he continued to do his best in the tests. For now the combination wants to get more experience in the international competitions, so Graaf Donnerhal is less impressed by the atmosphere.
After 12-year-old Elise Verwimp made her international debut in Sint-Truiden last week with her horse Boemerang, she was also present at CDI Opglabbeek this weekend. The combination came 5th in the Children Individual Test with 69.1%. The other tests were rated with nice percentages of 66.8 and 68.6%. Elise was allowed to ride in the awards ceremony, a great experience for such a young rider.
CDN Grote Brogel
Between the busy days of CDI Opglabbeek, a debut was planned in CDN Grote Brogel. Jorinde started the gelding Charmer for the first time in the Intermediaire 2. She rode a nice test with a lot of harmony and suppleness. This resulted in a nice score of 70%, which made this combination win this class. What a great debut.
All in all, we can look back with great satisfaction on a successful and educational competition weekend.