It was all about the Dutch riders in Maastricht – they won every single class apart from one. Here the double World Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam on Zenith SFN that won Friday’s Grand Prix qualifier the VDL Groep Prijs. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Albert Zoer contributed to the Dutch success in Sunday’s Grand Prix where the four top riders were from the host country. Zoer finished third on the only eight year old Gigolo. Some exotic countries were also represented, such as Peru – here Alonoso Valdez Prado on Ferrero van Overis. Angelica Augustsson rode Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's former horse Malou in Maastricht.Annelies Vorsselmans crossing the finish line on Chambertino 2. Bart Bles' talented eight year old Dollar du Murier-daughter Babylotte.Turkey was also represented by Derin Demirsoy.Gotta love this horse: Valentina van't Heike's son Epleaser van't Heike looks set to be just as good as mummy!Gert Jan Bruggink and Primeval What Exclusive in action in the Grand Prix. Gudrun Patteet hunting the seconds on Sea Coast Atlantic in Saturday's Grand Prix qualifier. The Belgian rider ended third in the class.Another talent spotted in Maastricht; the eight year old Darco-daughter Geena ridden by Janika Sprunger.Jessica Kürten on the lovely VDL Zapatero.Lisa Nooren is only seventeen, but already making her mark in the big sport - here seen on the talented eight year old Bardesther by Cardento.