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Marly van Ditzhuyzen (70) big fan of the Boudheib Initiative

The Netherlands. Wednesday 23 August 2017.
The Boudheib Initiative has its fans (like Marly van Ditzhuyzen) and its opponents. But the forces behind the Boudheib Initiative (BI) are convinced that they are proving to the world that putting horse welfare at the forefront of endurance is not the only criteria involved.

As international BI events gain momentum and an indication for the supporters is that they’re seeing the benefits and long-term pleasure and professionalism gained from competing at top level, not just by younger riders involved in the sport, but also many partnerships that have endured throughout the lives of both horse and rider.

Endurance World Marly van Ditzhuyzen. The team.A wonderful example of what a great sport endurance can be, was recently seen at Camprieu in the Cevennes region of Southern France. 70-year-old Marly van Ditzhuyzen from The Netherlands and her home bred 15-year-old grey Arabian stallion Eenhoorn’s Dahman in the CEI 3* 2 x 90km.
Having started riding aged six, Marly finally entered the world of endurance in 1994 with a horse called Maspero van de Eenhoorn and hasn’t looked back.

Marly van Ditzhuyzen and Eenhoorn’s Dahman, (Oostervelds Marsaz x Nefisa des Camards) sire of 18 foals, competed all over Europe and is on his third FEI passport! Was Dutch National Champion in 2013, won silver in 2012 and 2014 together with best condition prize in 2012 and 2013. They rode their first 3* event in Kreuth in Germany in 2010 and have competed for the last seven years at 3* level, had more than 35 finishes from 39 races, 30 times in the top 10 with 10 total wins.
Mrs. van Ditzhuyzen has been following the growth of the Boudheib Initiative and is a great supporter of everything it stands for – horse and rider in true partnership and proof that no drugs and solid riding skills can win through.

Marly van Ditzhuyzen announced that Camprieu would possibly be her last 3* competition somehow there seems doubt about that.

News report made with the assistance of Leigh Young
Photo credit: Leigh Young

Marly van Ditzhuyzen (70) big fan of the Boudheib Initiative

The Netherlands. Wednesday 23 August 2017.
The Boudheib Initiative has its fans (like Marly van Ditzhuyzen) and its opponents. But the forces behind the Boudheib Initiative (BI) are convinced that they are proving to the world that putting horse welfare at the forefront of endurance is not the only criteria involved.

As international BI events gain momentum and an indication for the supporters is that they’re seeing the benefits and long-term pleasure and professionalism gained from competing at top level, not just by younger riders involved in the sport, but also many partnerships that have endured throughout the lives of both horse and rider.

Endurance World Marly van Ditzhuyzen. The team.A wonderful example of what a great sport endurance can be, was recently seen at Camprieu in the Cevennes region of Southern France. 70-year-old Marly van Ditzhuyzen from The Netherlands and her home bred 15-year-old grey Arabian stallion Eenhoorn’s Dahman in the CEI 3* 2 x 90km.
Having started riding aged six, Marly finally entered the world of endurance in 1994 with a horse called Maspero van de Eenhoorn and hasn’t looked back.

Marly van Ditzhuyzen and Eenhoorn’s Dahman, (Oostervelds Marsaz x Nefisa des Camards) sire of 18 foals, competed all over Europe and is on his third FEI passport! Was Dutch National Champion in 2013, won silver in 2012 and 2014 together with best condition prize in 2012 and 2013. They rode their first 3* event in Kreuth in Germany in 2010 and have competed for the last seven years at 3* level, had more than 35 finishes from 39 races, 30 times in the top 10 with 10 total wins.
Mrs. van Ditzhuyzen has been following the growth of the Boudheib Initiative and is a great supporter of everything it stands for – horse and rider in true partnership and proof that no drugs and solid riding skills can win through.

Marly van Ditzhuyzen announced that Camprieu would possibly be her last 3* competition somehow there seems doubt about that.

News report made with the assistance of Leigh Young
Photo credit: Leigh Young

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