Marlies van Baalen wins CDI4* Freestyle
Marlies van Baalen (Brakel) won the Belgium Dressage Events Kür on Music this afternoon with Ben Johnson. The Team NL rider just behind her colleague Adelinde Cornelissen (Nijkerk). With Chardonnay, previously driven by Stefanie de Frel, Diederik van Silfhout (Lunteren) finished fifth in the Grand Prix Special with a percentage of 71,383%.
Marlies van Baalen, member of the B-squad, booked a nice victory with Ben Johnson (by Johnson) in the four-star competition in Lier. The judges appreciated her Freestyle with a percentage of 78,155%. In the Grand Prix they achieved a nice score of 72.304%. With that they finished in fifth place.
Adelinde Cornelissen made a strong return to international sport with the stallion Aqiedo (by Unigo). After the third place in the Grand Prix (73%), Cornelissen finished second behind Van Baalen with the 15-year-old KWPN stallion. In the final test, the Olympic rider from Nijkerk achieved a percentage of 77,560%.
View the results from the Freestyle here
View the results from the Grand Prix Special here
View the results from the Grand Prix here