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Wendy Kuiken and Diederik van Silfhout win Subli Competition Wapenveld

July 12, 2022

Participants of the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses were in action Saturday, July 9, in Wapenveld for already the fifth selection competition of the season. Wendy Kuiken won convincingly in the four-year-olds with Nick Wimphof. Diederik van Silfhout took the win in the five-year-olds with his horse Mister Maserati.

Judges Kristel Duren-Bodewes and Cor Jager were allowed to judge the combinations that entered the ring in Wapenveld and that yielded many nice results. Judge Kristel: "We have seen a group with very well moving horses that were presented nicely. Definitely in the top of classification. What struck us in particular is that there were many good 'steppers'. We were very impressed with the correct stride of many young horses, as this varies quite a bit."


Kristel continued: "In the four-year-olds, Nick Wimphof under the saddle of Wendy Kuiken really stood out for us. Really a beautiful and loose moving horse in all three gaits. Very nice to look at. That is also reflected in the high scores of 82.80. But we also enjoyed Laura Pronk's number two New Star. This horse has a lot of power and moves very strong and powerful. All that power only sometimes created just a little too much pressure and we would like to see just a little more looseness."


In the class for five-year-old dressage horses there were seven participants, two of whom were high standouts at the top of the standings: Diederik van Silfhout with Mister Maserati and Amber Hage with Mercurius. Judge Kristel: "Diederik is obviously a very experienced rider who also knew how to present his horse in a nicely correct way. But the differences with number two Amber Hage were very small. Both combinations were definitely matched and both had fine horses with a lot of potential for the future. Amber's Mercurius went very nice and loose through the track with lots of power and space and nicely ridden from back to front. He only showed a little less power than Diederik's Mister Maserati, which just made the difference. But we will certainly hear from both horses more often," Kristel concludes.

Results Subli Competition Young Dressage Horses July 9 Wapenveld


1. Wendy Kuiken - Nick Wimphof, 82.80
2. Laura Spronk - New Star, 79.60
3. Kim Koolen - Night Shadow, 77.60
3. Judith Ribbels - Nanny Mc Phee, 77.60


1. Diederik van Silfhout - Mister Maserati, 82.40
2. Amber Hage - Mercury 81.80