Elike Morsink was too quick to beat the competitors in the Hästens price for U25 riders. Morsink rode the 1.45m class with the 12-year-old Dakina II (f. Indoctro). The Dutchman stayed in the 9-man jump-off clear in a time of 33.75 seconds. Micky Morssinkhof came second with 9-year-old Graziano (f. Baltic VDL) and in the jump-off left all bars in a time of 34.52 seconds. Lisa Bongers rode with the KWPN’er Donbalian (by Carthino Z). Bongars finished in the jump-off in 34.67 seconds.

Fluent jump-off

Morsink: ”My ride went very smoothly. In the first round my horse already felt fine and the jump-off went smoothly. I didn’t expect to win at all. I was glad that I could start here.”  

Taking risks

During the jump-off I focused on the obstacles I had to overcome. At the last style jump I took a risk that turned out well. I was the first rider to ride through the obstacle,” says Morsink.

Fantastic attitude

“I’m very lucky to be able to ride this horse. I’ve been riding her for over two years. She always goes for it. If I ride well, my horse can stay faultless and that’s a very nice feeling. “She’s got a great attitude.

Dutch Championship

“This year’s gonna be my first year with the Young Riders. I want to take part in the NK in Mierlo.

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Photo: Digishots

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