The best jumping horses are Beauville Z, neutered with Maikel van der Vleuten superb jumping with Maikel van der Vleuten, owned by owner Marta Ortega-Perez, and Monaco with whom Harrie Smolders finished second in the World Cup final in April, registered by the NOP Foundation. The horses will be on the starting roster at the World Jumping Championships in Herning next week when Beauville Z NOP and Monaco NOP are on the starting roster.
Beauville Z NOP, along with Maikel van der Vleuten, is a pillar of TeamNL’s jump team. The combination has already had many great successes, with the Olympic bronze in Tokyo being a great highlight. Given the agreements now made with owner Marta Ortega-Perez, the Beauville Z NOP will certainly remain under Maikel van der Vleuten’s saddle until the European Championship in 2023.
The Monaco NOP is the first horse that Harry Smulders finished second in the World Cup Final in Leipzig in April of this year. Last year during the Nations Cup final won by TeamNL in Barcelona, Monaco clearly jumped in both rounds. The group achieved many top ratings at the five-star level. Harrie Smolders co-owns Monaco NOP with Evergate Stables LLC.
The Stichting Nederlands Olympiade (NOP) has been making efforts for many years to retain potential Dutch team horses for TeamNL riders. Owners of NOP registered horses receive an allowance for keeping their horses for Dutch riders. The conclusion of agreements with the owners of the best horses is made possible thanks to the good cooperation with the sports umbrella organization NOC * NSF.
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