For the best dressage combos, the number of contests 5 * this year is very immune. The Olympiad is just around the corner. So it is logical that many countries have signed up to the upcoming CHIO Rotterdam. “We have had a lot of requests from the participants this year,” says Patrick van der Meer, director of dressage.
In CHIO Rotterdam – on the agenda from 1 to 4 July – Belgium, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Sweden and of course the Netherlands will participate in the taming of the FEI Nations Cup. For Dutch dressage riders, the day before the 5 * international event officially begins, there is the National Grand Prix where twelve Dutch groups will start.
Three groups, no streak score
As with the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping, this year’s national team consists of three sets and the streak score is canceled. After the 5 * Grand Prix on Thursday, it will be announced which combos will be riding the Grand Prix Special and which will be the Grand Prix Freestyle. Each of these sections takes place on Saturday. Participants in the National Dressage will ride a special Grand Prix on Thursday afternoon.
Conditions for entering Tokyo
“Especially for the upcoming groups, participation in international competitions 5 * is a condition for being selected for the Olympic Games. Through this program, we hope to help as many national jockeys and coaches as possible in their preparations for Tokyo. We can count on the great sport,” says Patrick. Van der Meer.
Source: CHIO Rotterdam