Netherlands: Anky van Grunsven About Day One at Dutch National Dressage Championships
8 June 2012
Dutch Anky van Grunsven was not very satisfied about her Grand Prix test at the first day of the Dutch championships today. She came fourth with Salinero (18) with a score of 73,830%. The test started with low marks for entering and extended trot. Two ninth she got for a canter pirouette but is wasn’t a top test.
‘I really am disappointed. My horses wasn’t focused at all. This resulted in several mistakes. If you ask me what went well in the test, I can say: not enough. I rode Salli last Wednesday in the main ring and he was good. Tomorrow, I will ride some exercises of the Special and then I hope he is focused on me on Saturday. The reason for this ranking and score? It might be the lack of competition rhythm. Every half an hour I have another thought about the London Olympics. But when I really don’t want to go, I already was on my way home, I think.’
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