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Last Minute Changes to the Dutch Showjumping Team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo

Ermelo, Netherlands – July 15, 2021 – Rob Ehrens, the Chef d’Equipe of Team Netherlands, has had to make last minute adjustments in his intended team for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Dolinn NOP, Harrie Smolders‘s (NED) ride, is not 100% fit and will not represent the Ruiters in Orange there. As a result, the original reserve members of the team Willem Greve (NED) & Zypria S NOP now move on to the team..

Not being able to travel with Dolinn is of course a setback, but Harrie Smolders‘ (NED) Olympic journey will still continues. Smolders (NED) will now take the reserve position with his second horse, Bingo du Parc.

The Dutch showjumping team now consists of:

Maikel van der Vleuten  (Someren)
Beauville Z (s.Bustique), gelding, bay, 11 years, Zangersheide
Owner Marta Ortega, Springstal van der Vleuten
Groom: Lianne Kuijpers

Marc Houtzager  (Rouveen)
Sterrehof’s Dante NOP (s.Canturano), mare, bay, 13 years, KWPN
Owner: Sterrehof Stud
Groom: Madeleine Broek

Willem Greve  (Markelo)
Zypria S NOP (by Canturo), mare, 14 years, dark brown, Holstein
Owner: JP Sinnack and Willem Greve Sportpaarden BV
Groom: Daniel Gorbing

Traveling Reserve

Harrie Smolders  (Lage Mierde)
Bingo du Parc (by Mylord Carthago), gelding, chestnut, 10 years, Selle Francais
Owners: Copernicus Stables LLC and Harrie Smolders
Groom: Josefin Göransson

Source: Press Release from Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation

Photo: © FEI / Satu Pirinen