Amsterdam, The Netherlands – July 22, 2022 – The Dutch Equestrian Federation has issued a statement confirming that Willem Greve (NED) fell during C.H. de Wolden and broke both his ankle and upper arm. As a result, Greve will not be able to represent the “Ruiters in Orange” in the upcoming g World Championship in Herning, Denmark. The Dutchman and Grandorado TN had been selected to represent Netherlands at the major event.
National coach Jos Lansink commented: “I’ve already had Willem on the phone a few times today and this is of course not easy for him. We have made a good planning together from February. It all worked out very well and now it is suddenly disrupted in such a way. What a downer. First of all for Willem, but also for the Nijhof family, the co-owners of Grandorado. They also did everything they could to ensure that their stallion could be optimally prepared for the World Cup.”
Lansink also confirmed that Jur Vrieling (NED) and Long John Silver (owned by SF Equestrian BV) will replace Greve and Grandorado TN while Hessel Hoekstra (NED) and Icon VDL (owned by Stal Wiefferink) will now be the traveling reserve combinations.
On behalf of Jumper News, we wish Willem a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him defending the Orangemen in the rings again soon.
Source: News Release from KNHS – The Dutch Equestrian Federation
Photo: © FEI / Łukasz Kowalski