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Dwingeloo gets stamp of approval

Dwingelderveld National Park, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands. Saturday 10 June 2017.

Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld.

This was the first edition of the Dwingeloo event with CEIYJ1* 90km, CEI1* 90km, CEI2* 120km and CEI3* 160km.

Endurance World Dwingeloo. Belgian rider leaving the forest.Even though the number of entries were, as expected for a first event, somewhat low, it proved to be truly an international event with competitors coming from The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, UAE, Sweden, Slovakia & the USA.
The tracks took the entrants through Europe’s largest wet moorland area called the Dwingelderveld, covered by numerous fens and marsh flats featuring a variety of rare plants.

On the 24 of June there will be the national edition CEN Dwingeloo, with distances of 80, 60, 40 and 20km.
Organiser Frens van’t Zand stated before the event: “We highly appreciate the support of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the help given by the Boudheib Initiative Organising Committee to get the event off the ground.”

Then to the racing itself.
The CEI3* 160 km proved to be too long for Fenne Koppenol (Valesco), she quit the battle with the fifteen-year-old Arabian after 130 kilometers.
“I was the only participant in this race so we had to ride alone the whole race. That was a tough mental task for my horse. It did not work in Ermelo either, because my horse slipped and suddenly jumped. After 120km I found out that I had to ride an average of sixteen km/h and at that stage I couldn’t go faster than 11km/h. Then you can do nothing but stop. “Koppenol looked back.

Endurance World Dwingeloo. Nice reflection.
It was for Koppenol the last attempt to qualify for the European Championship, which is on the calendar in about two months.
Organizer Frens van ‘t Zand: “Needless to say that we are very disappointed that ten combinations, despite previous confirmations, did not show up. We had chosen this date to accommodate the riders as much as possible.”

Nant Baten (Naxice) competing in the CEI1* 90km was very happy with seventh place: “It were lovely stages with beautiful wide sand paths, which allowed you to gallop. In addition, it was lovely weather. Not too hot and due to the rain, that had fallen before the race, the sandy roads were pretty hard. Dream conditions.”
Victory here was for Joyce van den Berg (Burnet) who won the sprint from Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum (DVS Bradman) with Maud van Assche (Roc Castel Larzac) in third.

It was Eva Van Arem (Anougytine) who crossed the line in first place with a four-minute lead on Nico Helta (White Pablo) in the CEIYJ1* 90km

Endurance World Dwingeloo. The leader.In the CEI2* 120km race Brunhilde Parent (Vickie Del Faros) narrowly beat Jean Philippe Cohard (Eaunoire Vague Ewalraid) who was leading most of the race in the sprint. The final podium place was for Georgette Zeijen (D-Prodigy).

For the organization, this first international event was an exam in two ways. And reflect with a positive feeling.
This was a first introduction to this branch of equestrian sport in Dwingeloo for host Arjen Vos of Stable Vos: “I found it a great experience and see great possibilities. Especially thanks to the Dwingelderveld National Park.
To get more riders acquainted with the sport and the Dwingelderveld we have a national ride on 24 June and this on the shorter distances of 20 and 30, 40, 60, 80km.”said Vos.
Additional there was the introduction of the BECA aka The Boudheib Initiative.
First place went to Sofie van Aggelen (Wishpered Hope QA), second to Eva van Arem (Anougytine), third prize to Maud van Assche (ROC Castle Larzac).

Text provided by: Jacob Melissen
Photo credit: Ruud Overes Photography


Dwingeloo Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Dwingeloo. CEIYJ1* 90km
1stEva Van AremNEDAnougytine
2ndNico HeltaGERWhite Pablo
Dwingeloo. CEI1* 90km
1stJoyce van den BergNEDBurnet
2ndSheikh Saeed Al MaktoumUAEDVS Bradman
3rdMaud van AsscheBELRoc Castel Larzac
Dwingeloo. CEI2* 120km
1stBrunhilde ParentFRAVickie Del Faros
2ndJean Philippe CohardBELEaunoire Vague Ewalraid
3rdGeorgette ZeijenNEDD-Prodigy

Dwingeloo gets stamp of approval

Dwingelderveld National Park, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands. Saturday 10 June 2017.

Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld.

This was the first edition of the Dwingeloo event with CEIYJ1* 90km, CEI1* 90km, CEI2* 120km and CEI3* 160km.

Endurance World Dwingeloo. Belgian rider leaving the forest.Even though the number of entries were, as expected for a first event, somewhat low, it proved to be truly an international event with competitors coming from The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, UAE, Sweden, Slovakia & the USA.
The tracks took the entrants through Europe’s largest wet moorland area called the Dwingelderveld, covered by numerous fens and marsh flats featuring a variety of rare plants.

On the 24 of June there will be the national edition CEN Dwingeloo, with distances of 80, 60, 40 and 20km.
Organiser Frens van’t Zand stated before the event: “We highly appreciate the support of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the help given by the Boudheib Initiative Organising Committee to get the event off the ground.”

Then to the racing itself.
The CEI3* 160 km proved to be too long for Fenne Koppenol (Valesco), she quit the battle with the fifteen-year-old Arabian after 130 kilometers.
“I was the only participant in this race so we had to ride alone the whole race. That was a tough mental task for my horse. It did not work in Ermelo either, because my horse slipped and suddenly jumped. After 120km I found out that I had to ride an average of sixteen km/h and at that stage I couldn’t go faster than 11km/h. Then you can do nothing but stop. “Koppenol looked back.

Endurance World Dwingeloo. Nice reflection.
It was for Koppenol the last attempt to qualify for the European Championship, which is on the calendar in about two months.
Organizer Frens van ‘t Zand: “Needless to say that we are very disappointed that ten combinations, despite previous confirmations, did not show up. We had chosen this date to accommodate the riders as much as possible.”

Nant Baten (Naxice) competing in the CEI1* 90km was very happy with seventh place: “It were lovely stages with beautiful wide sand paths, which allowed you to gallop. In addition, it was lovely weather. Not too hot and due to the rain, that had fallen before the race, the sandy roads were pretty hard. Dream conditions.”
Victory here was for Joyce van den Berg (Burnet) who won the sprint from Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum (DVS Bradman) with Maud van Assche (Roc Castel Larzac) in third.

It was Eva Van Arem (Anougytine) who crossed the line in first place with a four-minute lead on Nico Helta (White Pablo) in the CEIYJ1* 90km

Endurance World Dwingeloo. The leader.In the CEI2* 120km race Brunhilde Parent (Vickie Del Faros) narrowly beat Jean Philippe Cohard (Eaunoire Vague Ewalraid) who was leading most of the race in the sprint. The final podium place was for Georgette Zeijen (D-Prodigy).

For the organization, this first international event was an exam in two ways. And reflect with a positive feeling.
This was a first introduction to this branch of equestrian sport in Dwingeloo for host Arjen Vos of Stable Vos: “I found it a great experience and see great possibilities. Especially thanks to the Dwingelderveld National Park.
To get more riders acquainted with the sport and the Dwingelderveld we have a national ride on 24 June and this on the shorter distances of 20 and 30, 40, 60, 80km.”said Vos.
Additional there was the introduction of the BECA aka The Boudheib Initiative.
First place went to Sofie van Aggelen (Wishpered Hope QA), second to Eva van Arem (Anougytine), third prize to Maud van Assche (ROC Castle Larzac).

Text provided by: Jacob Melissen
Photo credit: Ruud Overes Photography


Dwingeloo Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Dwingeloo. CEIYJ1* 90km
1stEva Van AremNEDAnougytine
2ndNico HeltaGERWhite Pablo
Dwingeloo. CEI1* 90km
1stJoyce van den BergNEDBurnet
2ndSheikh Saeed Al MaktoumUAEDVS Bradman
3rdMaud van AsscheBELRoc Castel Larzac
Dwingeloo. CEI2* 120km
1stBrunhilde ParentFRAVickie Del Faros
2ndJean Philippe CohardBELEaunoire Vague Ewalraid
3rdGeorgette ZeijenNEDD-Prodigy
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