Marten Luiten strikes again - victory in Lövsta Future Challenge International Grand Prix Freestyle
27 januari 2023
During Friday morning, Lövsta Future Challenge International Tours Grand Prix Kür was held at Jumping Amsterdam. Once again, there was no one to beat Holland's latest shooting star Marten Luiten, who together with Fynona won with a procentage of 78.558%.
-" It was such a great feeling to ride here today! I had a much better feeling than on Wednesday, Fynona was a little more relaxed and with me today. At the end I probably relaxed a little too much and then we had a miss in the one tempis , but apart from that I'm super happy," says a happy Marten after the ride.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Dutch dressage is on the rise, as demonstrated by the home riders in today's class. With nearly faultless rides of high difficulty, Thalia Rockx, Marten Luiten and Jessica Poelman held a firm grip on the top 3 for a long time. But as the last rider out of the starting field came Danish Thea Bach with Dionisos (15 year old KWPN Spielberg-Sir Sinclair). They landed at 77.12% and were thus able to secure second place.
-" This was the second time we rode our freestyle, which has a high school musical theme. It is my boyfriend who helped me put together both the program and he also did the music. I am very happy for the opportunity to compete in an arena like this, the is so educational for us U25 riders," concludes Thea.
Third place went to Thalia Rockx with 21-year-old Verdi de la Fazenda at 76.617%.
Jumping Amsterdam is the second of a total of three competitions in the new concept Lövsta Future Challenge International Tour. The concept creates opportunities for U25 riders to compete in the international arenas where competitions in the FEI Dressage World Cup™ are also held. The other two competition venues are Jumping Amsterdam which is decided on 25-29 January 2023 and the tour ends during the Gothenburg Horse Show 22-26 February 2023.