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Iconic Amsterdam hosts top riders as they battle for spot in World Cup Final

Iconic Amsterdam hosts top riders as they battle for spot in World Cup Final

23/01/2019 at 15:27

Amsterdam’s first name was Aemstelredamme, after people living near the Amstel river built a bridge and dam to deal with floods. By 1327, the name of the flourishing city had evolved to Aemsterdam, and the rest is history. Today, the Dutch capital is one of the best-known cities in the world, and this weekend will host the latest Longines FEI World Cup show jumping qualifier in Western Europe.

On the dressage side, Amsterdam’s Diamond edition competition will be the eighth World Cup qualifier for horses and riders based in Europe, after Mechelen, Belgium, London, Salzburg, Madrid, Stuttgart, Lyon and Herning, Denmark. Still to come before the Gothenburg Final are Neumünster, Germany and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, also in the Netherlands. Champion pair Isabell Werth and Weihegold are entered in the event, but will face stiff competition from several rivals, including Adelinde Cornelissen and Hans Peter Minderhoud from the host nation. Great Britain will be represented by Richard Davison and Emma Hindle, with Judy Reynolds at the show from the Emerald Isle.

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