Dutchmen Dazzle to Claim FEI Nations Cup CSIO 3* in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic – August 21, 2020 – A strong team of Netherlands showed all it’s skills in the Nations Cup CSIO 3*, claiming first place on Friday during the Prague Cup CSIO 3* at Chuchle Arena Praha.

The Dutchmen were at their very best, with only three riders having to enter the ring in the two rounds to secure the victory, backed by a final score of only four penalty-points. The “Ruiters in Orange” were led by clean performances from Bart Bles (NED) aboard Israel vd Dennehoeve (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Darco).

Jerone Dubbeldam (NED) and Oaks Grove’s Carlyle (Casall x Corrado I) matched the two penalty-free performances of their teamates mentioned before. 

Frank Schuttert (NED) and Lyonel D (Little Joe x Chacco-Blue) played a vital role in the Orangemen’s victory too, going clear and registering only a total of four penalty-points in the second round.

Team Ireland was second with a team combined score of 8 penalty-points while Japan earned the third spot on the podium, tallying a score of 12.

Winner’s Circle – Chef d’Equipe Rob Ehrens (NED)

“This is a very tough year, so there was no question, that we wanted to win here,” said Rob Ehrens about his squad, that managed to be clear in both rounds

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