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Bart Veeze and Shona Slinger score high points in Subli Competition Aerdenhout

June 25, 2024

On Sunday, June 23, the second selection round of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses was held in Aerdenhout under perfect weather conditions. In the class for four-year-olds it was again Bart Veeze with Roman Empire who overwhelmed the judges with a wonderful score of 89,90%. The victory in the class for five-year-old dressage horses went to Shona Slinger who scored a top score of 90.40% with her horse Oreo.

Bart Veeze wins with Roman Empire for second time in a row

Both classes were judged in Aerdenhout by judges Paula Osterholt and Jolanda Leonhardt. The class for four-year-olds had a small field of eight combinations. Two of them managed to leave a lasting impression on the judges by scoring very high points that were very close together. José van Haaren rode her horse Perfect Ritme to a wonderful score of 87.80%, but it was Bart Veeze with Roman Empire who managed to score even higher and eventually took home the victory. The second time in a row for this talented four-year-old stallion. Bart looks back on his test with satisfaction: "It went really well and Roman Empire was very concentrated. What are his strong points? Well, mainly that he has no weaknesses. He has three very strong gaits. In Aerdenhout we got nines again for the walk and trot and a 9.5 for the canter. He always pays attention and is very easy to ride. He just gives you as a rider an incredibly good feeling. You really don't come across such a talented and easy horse very often. My plan was to ride two Subli selections in a row now. With these scores we have already qualified for the semi-finals at the end of the year. Now it is time to slow down, after all he is still a young horse. We are very consciously looking at his competition schedule and what he can handle. But now so first some vacation."

Shona Slinger achieves a stunning top score in the five-year-old class with Oreo

In the class for five-year-old dressage horses, 13 combinations competed. The highest score of the day was for the black Toto Jr. stallion Oreo under the saddle of Shona Slinger. With a great score of 90.40%, they stayed well ahead of the competition. Second place went with a score of 85.00% to Annemijn Boogaard and Oxxi Lena, who also achieved good results in the four-year-olds last season of the Subli Competition. Right behind, Amber Hage with the stallion Odysseus P finished third with a total of 84.40%.

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Aerdenhout June 23, 2024


  1. Bart Veeze, Roman Empire (s.Romanov), 89.80%
  2. José van Haaren, Perfect Rhythm 87.80%


  1. Shona Slinger, Oreo (by Toto Jr.) 90.40%
  2. Annemijn Boogaard, Oxxi Lena (v.Secret) 85.00%
  3. Amber Hage, Odysseus P (by Trafalgar) 84.40%

The next selection competitions of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on July 13 in Wapenveld and July 14 in Werkendam. For the complete schedule and more information please visit the Subli Competition page.