Monday, April 5, 2010
Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Dressage Superstar Anky van Grunsven (NED)
March 21, 2009
Last Sunday I came back from the international show in Dortmund, Germany. I had both my Grand Prix horses, Salinero and I.P.S Painted Black with me and both did very well. With Painted Black I rode the national tour. We won both test and especially in the freestyle he did a very good job and scored 80%. I showed Salinero in the international tour and we won the Grand Prix with a very good score of 76,6%. I was very happy that Sali was so concentrated on me and reacted very good to my aids. In the second test we made two big mistakes as he cantered in both trot half passes. That cost a lot of points and we came third. But, for me it’s clear that both horses are fit and ready for Kentucky. But first I will go to Indoor Brabant next weekend. Unfortunately I did not qualify for the World cup final so I will ride the CDI Grand Prix instead.
At home things are pretty busy as well. The big rebuilding that took over a year already is almost coming to an end. The new stalls very ready a few months ago and now the offices, canteen, apartments are ready too. This week they work on the parking place. From Cavalor I got a new feeding trolley that is very easy to push and steer. We have all kinds of Cavalor food so that we can individualize every horse’s meal. In that way every horse gets exactly what he needs.
That seems to be about all for now. Until next time!