In the starting blocks for CDI Lier in 2021

After the successful Belgian Championships, the next highly appreciated dressage event is on the calendar in Lier: the fifth edition of the CDI Lier. The exciting dressage competition, organized by Belgium Dressage Events, contains a large international field of participants and will take place in 2021 from Tuesday March 2 to Sunday March 7 in the Azelhof.

Early next year, the international top of dressage will be in the starting blocks in Lier to set a victorious stamp in the Azelhof. There will be a 3-star and 4-star competition during this indoor edition with a diversity of categories: Children, Ponies, Juniors, Young Riders, U25, Small tour and Big tour.

Current corona measures will be observed during the six-day event. More information about the registrations will follow. View the CDI Lier program here.

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Heylen stays ahead of Verwimp in BC Kleine Tour

In Lier, Tom Heylen rode with his freestyle to music to the final victory. He counted on El Capone (v. Tuschinski) and rode to a total of 75.130 percent. This did not give him the victory today, but his points were enough for the victory in the final classification.

Jorinde Verwimp followed in second place. Her freestyle to music was rewarded with a total of 74.735 percent, these points were enough to win the silver medal with Golddream vd Kempenhoeve (by Quarterback). Loranne Livens and Aragorn L (by Aaron) followed in third place.

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Source: Equnews
Photos : Pegasus

BC title for Laura Luyten

In the Azelhof are various finals of the Belgian Championship scheduled for today. The medals have just been awarded at the YR. Laura Luyten may call herself the Belgian champion for one year. She rode J2l Lamborgini (v. Bravour B) to victory as well as in the final classification.

Today her freestyle to music was rewarded with a total of 76.380 percent, which gave her a big lead over her first competitor Suraya Hendrikx. Hendrikx also finished in second place in the final classification with Dear Friend 2 (by Danone 1) under the saddle. Amber van den Steen (Fame) completed the final classification.

In the Children category, Amber Hennes rode to victory in the final classification. With Allegro vh Trichelhof (v. Apache vh Trichelhof) under the saddle, she rode to a total score of 215,892. She was ahead of Brittany Clabots, who finished in second place with Fluegel (by Weltmeyer II). Xyliana De Rover and G-Star were in third place.

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Source: Equnews
Photos : Pegasus

Vandeborne wins Intermédiaire II at BC U25

The last rubric of the day has just been ridden in Lier: the BC Intermédiaire II of the U25 riders. The first place went to Lore Vandeborne. She rode Ikke-pia vd Bergerhoeve (by San Amour) to a total of 67.559 percent. With this score she’s ahead of Nico Nyssen, who finished second with Da Vinci (by Vivaldo with a total of 67.029 percent.

Several other rubrics were ridden in the B arena today. Tour A was presented with its Prix St. Georges today. The first place went to Naomi Nouwen with a total of 70.324 percent. She counted on the KWPN-gelding Frevo (by Zizi Top). She was the only one who could cross 70%.

Jorinde Verwimp took second place with Charmer (by Charmeur). They received a total of 69.412 percent. Numa Verberne and Silent Gatano (by Lord Leatherdale) came third with a total score of 68.882 percent. Isabelle Boost (Eternidade) and Tom Franckx (Petit Peau vh Bloemenhof) completed the top five.

Tour C rode the Intermédiaire II today and Sam Verheyden took first place. He counted on Kryptonite from Perfoming Stables (by Detroit) and was rewarded with 69,000 percent. Anne Ponsaerts and Carrera (v. United) took second place. Their trial was rewarded with a total of 68.029 percent by the jury.

Kara Bosman and Fiderprincess (by Fidertanz) completed the top three. Wouter D’Hoore (Ginassy) and Isabel Cool (Cheatodon) finished fourth and fifth place.

Suraya Hendrikx rode to victory in Tour B. With the 7-year-old Benicia (v. Benicio) under the saddle, she left her competitors far behind with a total of 71.970 percent. Jorinde Verwimp and Ampere’s Diamond vh Klaverhof (by Ampere) finished in second place. They rode a total of 69.212 percent.

Brecht D’Hoore and Iverness WH (by Everdale) completed the top three with a total score of 69,000 percent. Cyriel De Coker (Jillz Urona) and Eefje Appelmans (Dynamic) followed in fourth and fifth place.

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BC Paradressage: Minneci and Dekeyzer win first rubrics

At the BC for para riders two rubrics were already ridden this morning. In the Grade V Ulricke Dekeyzer dominated. She took home both first and second place. She counted on Leopold for the first place. Her freestyle was rewarded by the jury with a total of 70.078 percent. This combination was the only one to score more than 70%.

Second place was also for Dekeyzer. This time she counted on Sir William (by Sir Donnerhall) to ride to a total of 67.791 percent. Kevin Van Ham and Inferno-D (v. Aga Khan) completed the podium with a total score of 66.822 percent.

Grade III

Barbara Minneci rode to victory in this class. With Stuart (by Sir Donnerhall) under the saddle, she rode 70.755 percent together. César Dennis took a second place with Destinity. His trial was rewarded a total of 65.588 percent by the jury. Elien Laheyne and Dolce Vita H (by Dancier) completed the top three with a score of 60.686 percent.

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Source: Equnews
Photos: Pegasus

Free livestream during the BC

As announced earlier, it is not possible to come as a visitor to the Belgian Dressage Championship. The participants of the BK are each provided with three access bands, making it possible for them to bring a groom and trainer. For other supervisors it is possible to reserve a table for 6 people. But fans of the sport who would actually like to come and watch the popular event have also been thought of. During the entire event it will be possible to watch live via a free live stream.

Watch and download live

The live stream during the BK will be offered by Equideo. They will be present all five days to livestream the classes that will be ridden in Ring 1 and Ring 2. As a viewer it is free to follow this. It is even possible for the participants to watch their ridden test and download it for free. The livestream will be available on our website, the Equideo website, the Equideo app and live from their Facebook. Don’t want to miss out on the Belgian Championship? Then make sure you follow Equideo and keep a close eye on our social media.


Belgian Dressage Championships are moved

The Belgian Dressage Championships are postponed due to the coronavirus. The organization has not yet announced a new date.

At the beginning of this year, it was announced that Belgium Dressage Events will take over the organization of the Belgian Dressage Championships. Not only did this move the event to the Azelhof location, it was also decided to have the championships take place earlier in the season. Unfortunately, due to the serious situation regarding the coronavirus, the organization had to choose to postpone the championships. The original date from 28 to 1 June will therefore be canceled. When the championships will take place will be announced later.

In close consultation with the KBRSF and Equestrian Flanders, it was decided not to cancel the Belgian Dressage Championship, but to postpone it to a later date this year. Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for the latest updates.

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

Source: Equnews 
Photo: DigiShots 

Dominique Filion wins with Frida K Joli Lodger Freestyle Intermediare I

Dominique Filion and her Frida K (by Fidertanz) won the Joli Lodger Kür to music Intermédiare I.

With a score of no less than 78,845%, she remains over one percent ahead of first pursuer and countryman Diederik van Silfhout with Impression (by Don Schufro). They receive 77.795% from the five-member and international jury.

Corentin Pottier and Gotilas du Feuillard (by Totilas) close the podium with 75.265%.

Larissa Pauluis is the first home rider in the ranking. With First-Step Valentin (by Vitalis) she dances to 75,090%.

The Portuguese Luis Principe and R.S. Raphael (by Romanov Blue Hors) complete the top five. They score just under 75%, which remains at 74.580%.

Inge Heylen also achieved a strong result with Kalagan ‘H’ (by Universal). They dance to a score of 74.305% and that is good for seventh place. Loranne Livens is further up in the ranking on nine with Aragon L (by Aaron). Flore de Winne finishes the top ten with Basali (by Bellissimo M).

View the full overview with the results here.

Source: Equnews
Photo: DigiShots


Diederik van Silfhout keeps Dutch honor high

Spencer Wilton wins the Alexa Fairchild prize, the Grand Prix Special with Super Nova II. Diederik Van Silfhout dances with Chardonnay to a handsome fifth place.

A completely British podium in the GP Spécial this afternoon. Spencer Wilton and Super Nova II (by De Niro) are awarded 76,809% by the five-member international jury. They thus remain more than two percent ahead of countryman Sonnar Murray Brown. With Erlentanz (by Latimer) this combination is rewarded with 74.340%. Gareth Hughes and KK Woodstock (by Wolkentanz II) follow on a closer 73,085%.

The German Carina Bachmann drives 72.298% together and is fourth with Tarantino 5 (by Toronto). Noorderbuur Diederik van Silfhout and Chardonnay (by Westpoint) receive 71.383% of the jury and complete the top five.

View the full overview with the results here.

Source: Equnews
Photo: DigiShots