Team Belgium announce their riders for Alltech World Equestrian Games…

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AME NAME ORIGINS HORSE OWNERS
Devos Pieter Bekkevoort Dream of India Greenfield Devos Stables
Lansink Jos Lanaken Ensor de Litrange Lxii Jos Lansink Horses & Stephex Stables
Philippaerts Olivier Meeuwen-Gruitrode Cabrio van de Heffinck Van de Heffinck – Stoeterij Dorperheide – Ludo Philippaerts
Wathelet Gregory Clavier Conrad de Hus Haras de Hus
RESERVE
Verlooy Jos Grobbendonk Domino Eurohorse – Axel Verlooy

“We have opted for horses which are very fresh and who are for the time to the best of their form with their jumper, or very close to this form of high level. We want to qualify with the team in Normandy for the Olympic Games in Rio” said assistant-coach Dirk Demeersman, in summary of the selection for the Altech FEI World Equestrian Games.

To obtain this qualification, the team must be ranked in the top 5 at the World Championships. The champion of Belgium, Gregory Wathelet has, among others, made this year with Conrad of Hus a double without fault during the Nations Cup of Aachen and has also carried out a course without fault during the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup of Hickstead (GBR). The vice-champion of Belgium Pieter Devos won this year with Dream of India Greenfield at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai and has done a double without fault in the price of the United of Hickstead. In the price of the United of Aix-la-Chapelle, he had only one point of penalty for time on the two courses.

In 2012, Olivier Philippaerts and its standard Cabrio vd Heffinck have won the Grand Prize of Spruce Meadows (CAN) and this year, it has already shown that Cabrio is new in form. In the month of March, they have won the Grand Prize of the CSI3 * Vejer de la Frontera (ESP) and they have done a double without fault in the Nations Cup Furussiya of La Baule. In the Grand Prix of the CSIO5 * of Saint-Gallen, they finished in fourth place after a double clear performance.

Jos Lansink is the 2006 World Champion with Cavalor Cumano and Lansink also helped the Belgian team in 2010 with Cavalor Valentina van ‘t Heike to obtain the Bronze medal and the Olympic qualification of the Team for London. Beginning of this year he broke his collarbone in a fall at Lanaken: “After his fourth place in the Grand Prix of the jumping of Amsterdam with Ensor of Litrange Lxii, Jos has had the misfortune to cause of its fracture of the clavicle. Because of this it has accumulated a little late, but it seems now to be in very good shape with Ensor. In addition, Jos himself is convinced of his possibilities in Caen, and in decisive moments, he can certainly, thanks to its experience, make the difference.”

Jos Verlooy is the first reserve who will accompany the team to Caen with Domino. “This combination also has already performed a very beautiful season. In case of necessity, it can very well make a good replacement. “Constant

Constant Van Paesschen with Citizenguard Tuscan Sainte-Hermelle and Nicola Philippaerts with Challenge vd Begijnakker have been designated as the second and third reserve.

Source: Equibel