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Subli Competition 2024 kicked off with superb performance in Delft

Thursday, May 16, at Manege De Prinsenstad in Delft the new season of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses started again. Immediately high scores were recorded in both the four-year-old and five-year-old dressage horses. In the five-year-olds Charlotte Fry saddled the horse Secret Lover with which she rode a top score of 92.20% and easily took the victory. In the four-year-olds, Bart Veeze rode very strongly with Roman Empire who won the class with a score of 86.60%.

Jury enthusiastic about talented combinations in Delft

The participants were judged in Delft by judges Patrick Berends and Bettine van Harselaar who were very enthusiastic about the combinations in the arena. "We have seen some fan-tas-tic horses in Delft, really enjoying it! What a lot of talented horses we have in the Netherlands," said Patrick Berends. He continued: "Roman Empire from Bart Veeze was really the best for us in the four-year-olds category. This horse is already incredibly well confirmed for his age. He has a beautiful self-carriage and shows a lot of ability to switch gears. But the highlight of the test was definitely the canter. Number two, Robert-Jan de Visser's Puma TC, also showed a lot of potential as a sport horse. Loose in body, lots of power and three very good gaits. In the finishing this combination still needs some improvement. Finally, Alvaro Rodriquez Siscar, with Patheon in third place. A very fine appealing horse with a nice self-carriage that also showed good workmanship."

Bart Veeze - Roman Empire during Subli Competition Delft

Bart Veeze with Roman Empire

High scores in the five-year-old dressage horses

For the winner of the five-year-olds' class, Charlotte Fry with Secret Lover, judge Patrick Berends was almost short of superlatives. "What a great test that was! As judges, we were really on the edge of our seats enjoying ourselves. I haven't often given such a high score of 92.20% in my career, but this was really good! This horse has three great gaits, with an 8.5 for the walk, a 9.5 for the canter and even a 10 for the trot. This trot had everything we want to see in a five-year-old horse. It was all right; the tact, the rhythm, the regularity. Just a well-deserved 10! But also the horse Extreme U.S of Renate van Uytert-van Vliet who finished second showed three very good gaits. Absolutely a very talented stallion with a lot of power and expression. A real powerhouse with a 9.5 for the trot and a 9 for the canter. The finishing could have been a little neater here and there, so there is some room for improvement there for next time. Then in third place again Charlotte Fry, this time with O'Frederic. Again very neatly and professionally presented by Charlotte. For the way of riding and the effect of the aids she managed to score very high with both horses. We also enjoyed the horse O'Frederic. What a great horse with a beautiful self carriage and beautiful length. In short, as judges we enjoyed some very talented horses in two great classes. A successful start to a new season of the Subli Competition."

Charlotte Fry - Secret Lover times Subli Competition Delft

Charlotte Fry with Secret Lover

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Delft May 16, 2024

Four-year-olds

  1. Bart Veeze, Roman Empire (by Romanov), 86.60%
  2. Robert-Jan De Visser, Puma TC (by Liverpool) 84.80%
  3. Alvaro Rodriquez Siscar, Patheon (v. Hermès) 82.20%

Five-year-olds

  1. Charlotte Fry, Secret Lover (v. Secret) 92.20%
  2. Renate van Uytert-van Vliet, Extreme U.S (by Escamillo) 87.40%
  3. Charlotte Fry, O'Frederic (by For Romance) 87.00%

The next selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on June 23 in Aerdenhout. Look for the complete agenda and more information on the Subli Competition page.

Dates Subli Competition 2024 known

The Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses is about to start again. On Thursday, May 16, the first selection competition will be held at Manege de Prinsenstad in Delft. In this leading competition four- and five-year-old dressage horses can compete with their peers.

Eight selection matches

This season's competition consists of eight selection matches, both indoor and outdoor, followed by a semifinal and, of course, the grande finale during Jumping Amsterdam. All competitions take place at beautiful accommodations with high-quality sandy bottoms. The competition is open to horses of all studbooks.

Placement in the semifinals and finals

For placement in the semifinals, the two highest results from the selection competitions will be taken into account. The best fifteen horses per age category will then be invited to the semi-finals in December. The top five of these will qualify for the exciting final that is traditionally held during Jumping Amsterdam.

From talent to the top

The Subli Competition has produced many successful dressage horses over the years. The careers of many of these horses, including well-known names such as Arlando, Capri Sonne Jr., Johnny Depp and Sir Fashion have taken off after winning this competition. "The Subli Competition is a fantastic opportunity for young horses to show what they have to offer. We are proud of the role we play in the development of young talent and look forward to a new season full of passion, performance and above all beautiful equestrian sport," said Remco Zuidam, product and sales manager at Subli.

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During Jumping Amsterdam last year, the campaign #this do horses launched by the Equestrian Sector Fund, with the aim of showing all of the Netherlands the unique bond between horse and man. Subli Horse Feeds fully supports this wonderful initiative. "Let's tell our story together. Stories of love, friendship, passion, pride, sport, togetherness, growth, perseverance, patience, fun and commitment," the campaign emphasizes. Subli is proud to be part of this movement that cherishes the special relationship between man and horse.

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The overview of the selection competitions and the regulations can be found at the Subli Competition page. Here you will also find how registration for the various selection competitions works.

Two wins for Femke de Laat at the final of the Subli Competition

It was a top day for Femke de Laat yesterday at Jumping Amsterdam. She put down a great performance by winning both finals of the Subli Competition. In the four-year-olds she achieved a wonderful score of 89.240% with Oromance. In the five-year-olds, she won the final with the stallion Network with a score of 84.800%. With this they surpassed the competition by more than eleven percent.

Exciting competition among the four-year-olds

Annemijn Boogaard was hot on Femke de Laat's heels in the four-year-olds. With Oxxi Lena, she achieved a score of 89.040%. Dinja van Liere finished third with On Air and a score of 86.760%.

Podium places for Febe van Zwambagt and Kim Noordijk in the five-year-olds

Febe van Zwambagt captured second place in the five-year-olds with Newport, scoring 73.300%. Unfortunately, she did not remember the test and therefore rode it wrong, but despite that she still achieved second place. Kim Noordijk and This is Naqueen followed in third place with 72.600%.

Disappointment for Ribbels and Heijkoop

For Judith Ribbels and Danielle Heijkoop, the final did not go as hoped. Ribbels, only added to the start list last-minute, since Bart Veeze with Nero was out due to hoof ulcer, was ruled out because she rode the wrong test. In the five-year-olds, the FEI final test is prescribed but Ribbels assumed a free test, just as in the Subli Competition selections. Danielle Heijkoop saluted after she could not control the tension with the five-year-old stallion Nordic Blue Hors.

Final Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses 2023/2024

Results four-year-old dressage horses

  1. Femke de Laat - Oromance - 89.240%
  2. Annemijn Boogaard - Oxxi Lena - 89.040%
  3. Dinja van Liere - On Air - 86.760%
  4. Mercedes Verweij - Oliver R Tambo Sv - 84.280%
  5. Renate van Uytert - van Vliet - O'Toto Van De Wimphof - 82.880%

Winners Subli Competition Four-year-olds 2023/2024

Results of five-year-old dressage horses

  1. Femke de Laat - Network - 84.800%
  2. Febe van Zwambagt - Newport - 73.300%
  3. Kim Noordijk - This is Naqueen - 72.600%
  4. Judith Ribbels - Nanny Mc Phee - x
  5. Danielle Heijkoop - Nordic Blue Hors - x

Winners Subli Competition Five-year-olds 2023/2024

No Subli Competition final for Veeze and Nero, Ribbels and Nanny McPhee take over starting spot

Bart Veeze with Nero during the semifinals of Subli Competition 2023

Yesterday evening Bart Veeze announced that he has to cancel with Nero for the final of the Subli Competition during Jumping Amsterdam tonight. Nero, last year's winner and semi-finalist in December, is out of the running due to a nasty hoof ulcer. We are very sorry that Bart and Nero had to withdraw. We wish Nero a speedy recovery.

Starting spot to Judith Ribbels and Nanny Mc Phee

Bart Veeze and Nero's starting spot will be taken over by Judith Ribbels and her mare Nanny Mc Phee.

Start list final Subli Competition

At 7:20 p.m., the final of the Subli Competition will start with the four-year-old horses.

Finalists Subli Competition Final 2024

At 8:05 p.m., it's the turn of the five-year-old horses.

We wish all the finalists the best of luck! 

Annemijn Boogaard and Bart Veeze shine during semifinal Subli Competition

On Saturday, December 9, after eight selection competitions, it was time for the semi-finals of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses. Only the best combinations had a starting ticket for this semi-final in Harmelen. There was good competition with high scores at the top of the standings. In the four-year-old class Annemijn Boogaard rode a very strong preseason with Oxxi Lena and also during the semi-finals they performed strongly by convincingly taking the win. The class for five-year-olds was won by last year's four-year-old winner Bart Veeze with Nero.

In the four-year-olds, 12 horses were selected for the semi-finals and in the five-year-olds, 16 combinations competed. At stake was a ticket to the coveted final on January 25, 2024 during Jumping Amsterdam. Only five combinations per age group may compete in the impressive arena of RAI Amsterdam for the title in the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses.

Judges very impressed with four-year-old Oxxi Lena

Judges Adriaan Hamoen and Patricia Wolters were very impressed with the four-year-old Oxxi Lena presented by Annemijn Boogaard. Therefore, there was no doubt that this combination was going to win the class. Judge Adriaan Hamoen explained: "First of all, it is a very quality horse with three very fine good gaits. But the deciding factor was really the way Oxxi Lena was presented. So honest, flowing, nice off the hand and obvious; very nice to watch. Annemijn made everything look very easy and that really is an art. Compliments for that." The judges were also very pleased with number two Renate van Uytert with O'Toto Van De Wimphof. Adriaan: "This is a very big-framed horse with a lot of quality. He could only have been ridden a little more from the hand for even higher marks." Completing the podium was Mercedes Verweij and Oliver R Tambo Sv in third place.

Annemijn Boogaard with Oxxi Lena during the semifinals of Subli Competition 2023

Annemijn Boogaard with Oxxi Lena during the semifinals of the Subli Competition 2023

Exciting battle in five-year-old dressage class with Bart Veeze and Nero winning

There were also nice scores in the class for five-year-old dressage horses. Bart Veeze already won the final with Nero at the beginning of this year during Jumping Amsterdam in the four-year-olds and also this year in the five-year-olds the combination managed to leave a strong impression with the judges. Adriaan Hamoen says: "The top three in this class were certainly evenly matched. The scores were close together. However, Bart Veeze's Nero just stood out for us. The highlight of this horse is definitely the walk for which we scored a 9.5. But he also has a great canter, with lots of jump and ease. Kim Noordijk came second just behind with This is Naqueen. This big-framed horse has three good gaits and was presented super correct. But sometimes we also saw some moments of tension. This is a combination we can still expect a lot from." Third and fourth place went to Femke de Laat with Network and Nashville Sw, respectively. Thanks to her good performance in the semifinals, Femke is her own reserve for the final in Amsterdam. The rider is only allowed to start one horse in the final and therefore has to choose who she takes to Amsterdam. That means that number 6 Febe van Zwambagt with Newport will also be delegated to the final.

Bart Veeze with Nero during the semifinals of Subli Competition 2023

Bart Veeze with Nero during the semifinals of the Subli Competition 2023

Finalists

Only five combinations per age division may compete for the win during the exciting final at Jumping Amsterdam. The following combinations will enter the dressage ring at the Amsterdam RAI on Jan. 25, 2024, for the title fight:

Five-year-olds

  1. Bart Veeze with Nero
  2. Kim Noordijk with This is Naqueen
  3. Femke de Laat with Network (Nashville Sw reserve)
  4. Danielle Heijkoop with Nordic Bleu Horse
  5. Febe van Zwambagt with Newport.

Four-year-olds

  1. Annemijn Boogaard with Oxxi Lena
  2. Renate van Uytert-van Vliet with O'Toto Van De Wimphof
  3. Mercedes Verweij with Oliver R Tambo Sv
  4. Dinja van Liere with On Air
  5. Femke de Laat with Oromance

Results semi-final Subli Competition Harmelen December 9, 2023

Four-year-olds

  1. Annemijn Boogaard, Oxxi Lena (by Secret) - 87
  2. Renate van Uytert-van Vliet, O'Toto Van De Wimphof (by Toto jr.) - 83.4
  3. Mercedes Verweij, Oliver R Tambo Sv (by Just Wimphof) - 81.6

Download the full list of all four-year-old horses in the semifinals here.

Five-year-olds

  1. Bart Veeze, Nero (by Ferguson) - 84.2
  2. Kim Noordijk, This is Naqueen (by Trafalgar) - 82
  3. Femke de Laat, Network (by Just Wimphof) - 79.6

Download the full list of all five-year-old horses in the semifinals here.

For more information on the Subli Competition, visit the Subli Competition page. All those invited to the final during Jumping Amsterdam: congratulations!

Start lists semi-final Subli Competition known

During 8 different Subli Competition competitions participants could collect points for a ticket to the semifinals on Dec. 9, 2023. This Saturday is finally the day! This year the semi-final will take place at Hippisch Centrum Harmelen. At the four-year-olds there will be 12 horses at the start and at the five-year-olds there will be 16 horses competing for one of the coveted spots for the final on January 25, 2024 during Jumping Amsterdam. In this article, you can see the final start lists and we have once again listed the most important details about the semifinals for you. So read on quickly.

Location semi-final Subli Competition

Equestrian Center Harmelen
Groenendaal 1c
3481 CT Harmelen

Timetable

  • 09:30 to 09:50 a.m.: track reconnaissance
  • 10 a.m. to 11:04 a.m.: semifinal four-year-olds
  • 11:00 to 11:19 a.m.: break - opportunity to explore track
  • 11:19 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: continued semifinal four-year-olds
  • 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.: track reconnaissance
  • 12:30 to 12:40 p.m.: track dragging
  • 12:40 p.m.: prize-giving ceremony for four-year-olds on horseback 
  • 1 p.m. to 2:04 p.m.: semifinal five-year-olds
  • 2:04 to 2:19 p.m.: break - opportunity to explore track
  • 2:19 to 3:23 p.m.: continued semifinal five-year-olds
  • 4 p.m.: prize-giving ceremony for five-year-olds on horseback

Start list semifinal four-year-olds Subli Competition

Ring 1
Trial 50A
Jury at C: Adriaan Hamoen & Patricia Wolters

Final start list semifinal subli competition

 

Start list semifinal five-year-olds Subli Competition

Ring 1
Trial 51A
Jury at C: Adriaan Hamoen & Patricia Wolters

Final start list semifinal Subli Competition

Good to know

  • Entry fee is €15.00. This must be appropriate paid in cash at the secretariat.
  • Riding with bridle number is mandatory and must be visible on both sides. The bridle number is listed on the start list.
  • The number of combinations to be sent to the final during Jumping Amsterdam: 5 for the four-year-olds and 5 for the five-year-olds.
  • There are no stalls available at Hippisch Centrum Harmelen.
  • There is no opportunity to lunge horses prior to unleashing.
  • Unleashing can only be done in the small indoor hall.

We wish all participants the best of luck during the semifinals of the Subli Competition next Saturday. If you have any questions about the semifinals, please contact us at sublicompetitie@gmail.com.

Femke de Laat and Danielle Heijkoop win final selection Subli Competition

On Saturday, November 11, the last selection competition of this season of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses was held in Berkel-Enschot. The results were very close in both classes. The class for four year olds was won by Femke de Laat with Oromance. In the class for five-year-olds the victory went again to Danielle Heijkoop with Nordic Blue Hors. This combination already won the qualifier of Tolbert.

Lots of competition in the section for four-year-olds

The class for four-year-olds had a large field of participants with 19 combinations. The horses and their riders were judged by judges Karin Retera and Janine van Twist who were very pleased with the quality of the participants. Janine explains: "A large group also means a lot of competition and this made for a wide leading group in the final results. We saw many good combinations pass by and fine young horses that were presented nicely. Femke de Laat's winning horse Oromance showed a lot of balance in the trot and a fine workable walk. Trial technique was top notch. This horse is definitely on the right track for a bright future. And also very important; he was presented very friendly and nicely by his rider Femke. Nice on his own legs and with a nice touch. Second place went to Annemijn Boogaard with Oxxi Lena. This horse has three fine gaits and scored very high in the walk. Renate van Uytert-van Vliet finished third with O'Toto Van De Wimphof. This horse has a correct walk and canter but excels especially in the trot. He received a 9 for that."

Nordic Blue Hors and Night Watch shine in the section for five-year-olds

In the class for five-year-olds, judges Mathie Boomaars and Jeanette Wolfs-Dielissen were also very satisfied with the group of riders they were allowed to judge. Jeannette says: "We have seen a nice group of horses in the ring, the quality was very high. There was also good riding by the riders, most horses were presented very nicely. Some horses were still a bit spooky, but that is not so strange for those young horses in such a competition environment. Nordic Blue Hors of Danielle Heijkoop is a very fine and sturdy horse with a strong hind leg. He was really the winner for us. He excelled in his walk and got a 9 for that. With this rider we see a good future for this talented horse. Right behind, Beni Pachl finished second with Nachtwacht. This combination stood out because of the way it was presented, very light on the hand. There was definitely a fine harmony. Nachtwacht is also a very complete horse and showed a fine relaxed test."

Balance for the semifinals

After this last selection competition in Berkel-Enschot the balance can be drawn. Only the best fifteen combinations of this season will receive an invitation to the semi-final on December 9 in Harmelen. During this semi-final only the best five combinations can conquer a starting ticket for the exciting final which will be held again this season on January 25, 2024 during the unique equestrian event. Jumping Amsterdam.

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Berkel Enschot Nov. 11

Four-year-olds

1 Femke de Laat, Oromance (For Romance) - 82
2 Annemijn Boogaard, Oxxi_Lena (Secret) - 80
3 Renate van Uytert-van Vliet, O'Toto Van De Wimphof (by Toto jr.) - 79.6

Subli Competition four-year-olds Berkel Enschot

Winners four-year-olds - photo by www.paardensportfoto.nl

Five-year-olds

1 Danielle Heijkoop, Nordic Blue Hors (by Totilas) - 80.8
2 Beni Pachl, Night Watch (by Everdale) - 80.4
3 Christel Heuseveldt, No Secret (v.Secret) - 79

Subli Competition five-year-olds Berkel Enschot

Winners five-year-olds - photo by www.paardensportfoto.nl

The semi-final of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on December 9 in Harmelen. So quickly check the overview of all those selected and the final score on the Subli Competition page. All those invited to the semifinals, congratulations!

Two wins for Bart Veeze at the second-to-last Subli Competition in Varsseveld

On Friday, October 6, the second-to-last selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses competed. This was one of the last opportunities for riders to collect the necessary points towards the semi-finals. Bart Veeze did good business in both the class for four-year-old and five-year-old dressage horses, winning both classes.

Podium places for Bart Veeze, Milou Drees and Dinja van Liere at four-year-olds

In the class for four-year-olds, 19 participants came to the start. The combinations were judged by judges Monica Drohm and Ineke Jansen who put high points at the top of the standings. By a wide margin the victory went to Bart Veeze with his stallion Entertainer Number One. He impressed with the four-year-old chestnut and scored a total of 86.6 points. Second place went to Milou Drees with her bay gelding SPH Splendid with a score of 81.4. Completing the podium was Dinja van Liere who rode her stallion On Air to a total of 79 points.

Bart Veeze, Judith Ribbels and Beni Pachl in prizes in five-year-olds section

In the class for five-year-old dressage horses, 15 combinations competed. They were judged in the ring by judges Bettine van Harselaar and Ellen van den Berg. The highest score of the day and the win was again for Bart Veeze who had saddled Nero for this class. With an overwhelming score of 89.6 he won his second qualifier with the five year old Ferguson gelding and can not escape participation in the semi-finals in Harmelen. Judith Ribbels also performed very well again with her mare Nanny Mc Phee and took second place with a score of 83.4. Beni Pachl received 82.4 points for his test with Nachtwacht and finished third.

Only one selection race to go

With only one selection competition left on the program this season, this is a good time to take stock of the standings. The last chance for riders to select for the semi-finals is the league competition on November 11 in Berkel Enschot. After this competition the best fifteen combinations will receive an invitation to the semi-final which will be held in Harmelen in mid-December. During this semi-final only the best five combinations can win a starting ticket for the exciting final which will be held again this season on January 25, 2024 during the unique equestrian event Jumping Amsterdam.

Who are the biggest contenders for a spot in the semifinals?

In the four-year-olds, three combinations are invariably in the lead with all three scoring 35 points: Aniek de Laat with Oostrade, Dinja van Liere with On Air and Mercedes Verweij with Oliver R Tambo SV. Further down in the standings it is getting a lot more exciting and there are still several combinations that have a chance for a starting ticket for the semi-finals.
In the class for five-year-old dressage horses, there are currently two combinations convincingly in the lead: Bart Veeze with Nero and Febe van Zwambagt with Newport. Both combinations already have two victories to their name this season. Also for the class for four-year-olds, halfway through the standings anything can still happen. Which combinations may eventually compete for a coveted final ticket in Harmelen, depends on the results of the last selection round in Berkel Enschot.

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Varsseveld October 6, 2023

Four-year-olds

1 Bart Veeze, Entertainer Number One (by Escamillo) - 86.6
2 Milou Dees, SPH Splendid (by Sir Donnerhall) - 81.4
3 Dinja van Liere, On Air (by Fontaine) - 79

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Varsseveld

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Varsseveld

Five-year-olds

1 Bart Veeze, Nero (by Ferguson) - 89.6
2 Judith Ribbels, Nanny Mc Phee (by Vitalis (Capriool)) - 83,4
3 Beni Pachl, Night Watch (by Everdale) - 82.4

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Varsseveld

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Varsseveld

The final selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on November 11 in Berkel Enschot. For a complete overview of the intermediate rankings and more information please visit the Subli Competition page.

Mercedes Verweij and Danielle Heijkoop win Subli Competition Tolbert

Last Sunday, September 3, another competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses took place. A large group of participants had traveled to the HJC Manege in Tolbert, Groningen to give their best with their young horses. In the four-year-old class it was an exciting denouement and Mercedes Verweij with Oliver R Tambo Sv narrowly won. The class for five-year-olds was convincingly won by Danielle Heijkoop with Nordic Blue Hors.

Wonderful scores for amazons Mercedes Verweij and Marije de Lange

The class for four-year-old dressage horses had as many as 26 participants. The riders were judged by judges Dirk de Haas and Hendrik van Esch who were very impressed with the head of the class. Judge Dirk de Haas says, "We were pleasantly surprised by the tests shown and saw many good quality horses in the ring. Especially the top six we enjoyed enormously and rewarded them with high points. But the numbers one Mercedes Verweij with Oliver R Tambo Sv and two Marije de Lange with Ohjay really stood out. The difference between the two horses was very small. They were both presented nicely by their riders. Mercedes' score of 84.4 for Oliver R Tambo Sv could have been even higher because she forgot to show the neck stretching part of the test. However, her horse was presented very nicely closed for a four-year-old and showed a fine harmonious image, so her lead over Marije was just big enough to still win the class. But both horses have a lot of quality with potential for the future."

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Tolbert

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Tolbert

Subtop Dressage Multiday is great preparation for semifinals and finals

Judge Dirk continued: "The arena in which the participants had to ride the test proved very exciting for some of the horses. You could notice that they were not yet used to such an entourage. In view of the semi-finals and finals, this competition was therefore a nice preparation. Furthermore, there were several combinations who, in our opinion, had not arranged their test very logically. As judges we would like to give participants the opportunity to think about logical lines of the exercises in the test. Do not make it too difficult for your four-year-old horse. By riding too difficult lines a mistake in the bridle or tact is easily made and that is a shame and not really necessary. So don't make it too difficult for your horse and yourself and choose simple and logical lines that you can perform neatly and correctly."

Highest score for Danielle Heijkoop with her five-year-old stallion Nordic Blue Hors

In the class for five-year-old dressage horses, 17 combinations competed. The participants were judged by judges Jacques van der Harst and Paula Osterholt. The highest score in this class was for Danielle Heijkoop with her stallion Nordic Blue Hors who took the win convincingly with 81.6 points. Second place went to Judith Ribbels with her mare Nanny Mc Phee with 77.4 points. The podium was completed by Christel Heuseveldt with No Secret in third place.

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Tolbert

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Tolbert

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Tolbert September 3, 2023

Four-year-olds

1 Mercedes Verweij, Oliver R Tambo Sv (by Just Wimphof) - 84.4
2 Marije De Lange, Ohjay - 83.6
3 Jos Hogendoorn, Obama Dvb (by Totilas) - 81

Five-year-olds

1 Danielle Heijkoop, Nordic Blue Hors (by Totilas) - 81.6
2 Judith Ribbels, Nanny Mc Phee (by Vitalis (Capriool)) - 77,4
3 Christel Heuseveldt, No Secret (v.Secret) - 74.6

The next selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on Friday, October 6, in Varsseveld. Look for the complete agenda and more information on the Subli Competition page.

Julie Faiazza and Febe van Zwambagt win Subli Competition Aerdenhout

Last Sunday, August 20, the participants in the fifth selection competition of the Subli Competition traveled to the Noord Hollandse Ruiter Vereniging in Aerdenhout. First place in the four-year-olds went to Julie Faiazza with Orange. Just like during the final selection match in Boxtel in the five-year-olds, Febe van Zwambagt with Newport was overwhelmingly the best.

In sun-drenched Aerdenhout, judges Dirk de Haas and Janine van Twist saw many quality horses pass by. The horses were nicely presented. In the class for four-year-old dressage horses no less than 15 combinations participated. In the class for five-year-olds the number of participants was a bit smaller. In both classes could be distributed nice scores.

The four-year-old combinations in the top three were very nicely balanced

It was Julie Faiazza with Orange who stood out here. Dirk de Haas says, "Her horse was super nicely balanced, with no unevenness. Orange walked with a very fine bridle and was powerful in motion." Second place went to Margriet Simonse with Olivia. "Her horse was also extremely balanced. Among the top three, we were very pleased with the balance anyway. The combinations were very nicely balanced, which is very clever for four-year-old horses." The final podium spot went to Mercedes Verweij and Olivier R Tambo Sv. "This horse stood out positively at the canter and earned the highest mark with this. He was able to switch very easily in the scope."

Subli Competition Aerdenhout winners four-year-olds

High score for Febe van Zwambagt

The class for five-year-olds was led by Febe van Zwambagt with a score of 85.8. "Newport is a great horse. The bridle looked very natural," said judge Dirk de Haas. Second place went to Julie Faiazza with the five-year-old horse Nalien with a score of 78.8. Dirk adds: "Nalien was presented nicely in balance by Julie. Moreover, this duo could have scored higher. She had forgotten the turning turn during her test, therefore we unfortunately had to give a penalty point."

Subli Competition Aerdenhout winners five-year-olds

Save enough energy for the actual trial

Dirk also wants to give the riders an important tip. "We had the idea with some four-year-old horses that they were a bit tired. As a rider you have to consider what you are doing before you start the test. Excessive pre-riding can reduce your horse's energy level to such an extent, just at that crucial moment when you want to give everything."

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Aerdenhout 20 August 2023

Four-year-olds

1 Julie Faiazza, Orange - 81.6%
2 Margriet Simonse, Olivia - 80.8%
3 Mercedes Verweij, Oliver R Tambo Sv - 80.0%

Five-year-olds

1 Febe van Zwambagt, Newport - 85.8%
2 Julie Faiazza, Nalien - 78.8%
3 Jeroen Hamelink, Night Watch in 'T Veld - 74.6%

The next selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on Sunday, September 3, in Tolbert. Look for the complete agenda and more information on the Subli Competition page.

Annemijn Boogaard and Febe van Zwambagt take profit in Subli Competition Boxtel

The fourth competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses took place Sunday, July 16 at riding club Klavertje Vier in Boxtel. The participating combinations scored high. In the four year olds the victory went to Annemijn Boogaard with her horse Oxxi Lena. The class for five-year-olds was won by Febe van Zwambagt and Newport.  

Both classes were judged in Boxtel by judges Dirk de Haas and Cindy Heijligers who were able to give high points to the different combinations. Judge Dirk de Haas says, "We saw a good group of horses in both the four-year-olds and five-year-olds, with a clear leading group.

Minimal difference between number one and two in the four-year-olds

In the four-year-olds, Annemijn with Boogaard with Oxxi Lena was rightfully the winner. Her horse showed the complete picture and was very nicely balanced for a four year old. Oxxi Lena went through the test with a very nice touch and nicely on her own legs. It was made difficult for this combination by number two Femke de Laat with Oromance. The difference between the two was very small. Oromance had a very appealing trot, but was sometimes still searching for balance. That just made the difference for the result."

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Boxtel. Photo by: Fei Photography

All of them quality horses

In the class for five-year-old dressage horses, there was only a small field of competitors with six combinations but the level of performance was very high. Febe van Zwambagt with her horse Newport set the highest score of the day with a total of 88.240. Femke de Laat also presented her horse Network nicely in the ring. Their test was rewarded with a score of 84,840. Judge Dirk de Haas: "The group of five-year-olds may have been a bit small, but they were all quality horses. As judges we really enjoyed this class. Newport of Febe van Zwambagt was the most complete horse and won very deservedly. This horse has three very good gaits and even received a nine for the trot. The stallion was presented in a fine manner, nicely off the hand and remained well balanced throughout the test. We were also very pleased with Femke de Laat's stallion Network, who finished second. Femke presented Network very nicely and professionally. He only missed some power in the counter canter, but that is only a matter of time," Dirk concluded.

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Boxtel.

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Boxtel. Photo by: Fei Photography

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Boxtel July 16, 2023

Four-year-olds

1 Annemijn Boogaard, Oxxi_Lena (by Secret) - 82.36
2 Femke De Laat, Oromance (by For Romance) - 81,20
3 Crystal Van Vliet, Oreo (by Toto JR.) - 76.56

Five-year-olds

1 Febe van Zwambagt, Newport (by Toto JR) - 88.24
2 Femke De Laat, Network (by Just Wimphof) - 84,84

The next selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on August 20 in Aerdenhout. For the complete schedule and more information, visit the Subli Competition page.

Dinja van Liere and Judith Ribbels win Subli Competition in Wapenveld

On Saturday, July 8, the third competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses was held in Wapenveld. The participating combinations rode very well. In the four year olds Dinja van Liere with On Air was clearly the best and the class for five year olds was won by Judith Ribbels and her mare Nanny Mc Phee.

Judges Jacques van der Harst and Dirk de Haas were very pleased with the combinations that competed in Wapenveld. Mr. Van der Harst said afterwards, "The riders rode very professionally. We were very impressed with the level of the horses and the way they were presented. We saw many horses with good movements. You can also clearly notice that the riders pay a lot of attention to the bridle and dare to ride more and more on length. I think that is a very positive development, especially with young horses. However, there is always room for improvement. Riders can sometimes let their young horses walk more on their own legs, with the nose out.

High points for Dinja van Liere with four-year-old On Air

With the winner of the four-year-olds, Dinja van Liere with On Air, that was certainly fat. This combination really stuck out. That is also reflected in our high score of 83.00. The horse walked nicely uphill, with sufficient length and good on the hind leg. Dinja knew how to present On Air very correctly and professionally. With Leonie Bos and her horse Origi van de Nethe, we saw especially a good canter and fine stride. This combination came second with a point total of 79.00. One point of interest is that we would have liked this horse to be presented a little more in length for better balance. But Origi van de Nethe is definitely a very good horse with a lot of potential."

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition 2023 Wapenveld

Winners four-year-olds Subli Competition Wapenveld

Judith Ribbels and Nanny Mc Phee also successful at five-year-olds this season

Five combinations competed in the class for five-year-old dressage horses in Wapenveld. The highest score and the victory was for Judith Ribbels with her horse Nanny Mc Phee. Last year the combination competed in the Subli Competition for four-year-olds and finished fourth in the finals in Amsterdam. This season they are also in the top of the ranking in the five-year-olds. Judge Jacques van der Harst: "Judith certainly showed a good test with her horse. Especially the bends were very neat. Yet we noticed that there were also some moments of tension during the test. It would be nice if she could let her horse walk a bit more on her own legs so that the mare would use her back just a bit better."

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition 2023 Wapenveld

Winners five-year-olds Subli Competition Wapenveld

Results Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses Wapenveld July 8, 2023

Four-year-olds

  1. Dinja van Liere, On Air - 83.00
  2. Leonie Bos, Origi Van De Nethe - 79.00
  3. Nars Gottmer, Orlando - 75.80

Five-year-olds

  1. Judith Ribbels, Nanny Mc Phee - 79.6
  2. Wendy Kuiken, Novian - 77.20

The next selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses will take place on Sunday, July 16 in Boxtel. Look for the complete agenda and more information on the Subli Competition page.