Dressage, Western

Anky Van Grunsven Competes at the Championships Wearing a Cowboy Hat

Anky Van Grunsven


The top Dutch rider Anky van Grunsven is competing at the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015. However, this time the three-time Olympic dressage gold medallist and two-time World Champion will be taking part in the western dressage competitions.

Together with Jurgen Pouls, Olivier van den Berg and Rieky Young, she is namely a member of the Dutch reining team.

In addition to her exceptional dressage career, she is also trying her hand at a different discipline. She has been successfully participating in reining competitions since 2009. The 47-year-old competed at the CHIO Aachen the last time as a dressage rider in the Deutsche Bank Preis in the year 2004 and in the Lambertz Nations’ Cup with the Dutch team in 2005. Whether she will be able to repeat her victories of past years in Aachen as a reiner?

On Friday, 14th August 2015, the triumphant team will claim the European Championship title in the Deutsche Bank Stadium. This competition is simultaneously the first qualifier for the individual classification. The final of the individual classification, the “HAVENS Pferdefutter Prize”, is scheduled for Sunday, 16th August 2015.


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