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High scores for Bart Veeze and Diederik van Silfhout in Subli Competition Tolbert

September 6, 2022

In a sun-drenched Tolbert on September 4 another selection competition of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses was held. A large field of participants had traveled to the far north this Sunday with their talented four- and five-year-old dressage horses. Bart Veeze was the undisputed winner in the four-year-olds with his horse Nero. Diederik van Silfhout, just like the selection competition in Wapenveld, took the win in the five-year-olds with his horse Mister Maserati.

Section four-year-old dressage horses

The class for four-year-old dressage horses was judged by judges Van Hall and Drenth. Bart Veeze was head and shoulders above the field with Nero and achieved a great score of no less than 88.40. The experienced rider from Lochem looks back on his test with a satisfied feeling: "Nero was pretty relaxed and loose in the body. It was actually our best test in the Subli Competition so far so I am very happy with that. He can walk abnormally well and we got a nine for that as well as for the trot. He is always very relaxed and goes easily through the tests, that is really his strength. This week we are also competing in a class for four-year-olds at the World Young Dressage Horse Championships in Ermelo, so this competition in Tolbert was like a test competition for us. We wanted to try out some last things and that worked out very well. We are now working towards that and then of course we hope to participate in the semi-finals of the Subli Competition in December," Bart concludes.

Heading five-year-old dressage horses

In the class for five-year-old dressage horses as many as 18 competitors participated, with certainly the top of the standings achieving high scores. Judges Patrick Berends and Piet Groen were unanimous in their verdict and both pointed out Diederik van Silfhout with Galleria's Mister Maserati as the winner. Judge Piet Groen says, "We saw many talented horses in this class with a lot of potential for the future. Diederik's horse stood out for us. Mister Maserati is a fantastic moving horse with a lot of ability to close. He was presented very kindly by Diederik and showed a lot of suppleness. It was also the horse with the most collection. Very nice to watch." Right behind, Vai Bruntink finished second with Minte Lena. Judge Piet commented, "Minte Lena is a very good moving horse with a nice touch. Had an equally good walk, but just a little less. Was also just a little less collected and less powerful, so that actually made the difference. Then we have number three Fleur Prinsen with Messy D. Also a very nice horse with a nice silhouette and a nice head-neck posture. Three good gaits and lots of power to switch gears with lots of balance. But this combination just couldn't match the horses of Vai and Diederik."

Results Subli Competition Young Dressage Horses Sept. 4 Tolbert


1. Bart Veeze - Nero (by Ferguson), 88.40
2. Charissa Buurmeijer - No Limit (by Geniaal), 84.40
3. Laura Spronk - New Star (by Everdale), 81.40 


1. Diederik van Silfhout - Galleria's Mister Maserati (by Toto jr), 85.80
2. Vai Bruntink - Minte Lena (by Wynton), 82.60
3. Fleur Prinsen - Messy D (by Dream Boy), 82.20