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Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover unbeatable

Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover (Ferro x Donnerhall) were unbeatable in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Grand Prix. Daniëlle Heijkoop convincingly finished runner-up with Kingsley Siro (Gribaldi x Hemmingway), followed by Italy’s Valentina Truppa with Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno. Surpisingly strong was the performance of Holland’s Diederik van Silfhout who finished fourth with the KWPN approved stallion Arlando (Paddox x Mytens xx).

Edward Gal showed much control in the ring. However, the test had a few little mistakes. “Before I had to temper Undercover’s will to go forward, but now I can let him go a bit more. This goes perfect when training at home, but now it has to become consistant in the test as well. We therefore still have some little mistakes, but I hope to improve in the next few months.”

Valentina Truppa and Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno performed a very controlled test, but had some mistakes in the one tempi.

Kingsley Siro’s test showed some tension. Daniëlle Heijkoop: “My horse stabled near two stallions who are very busy with each other. Siro was therefore very tense when I saddled him. I was not able to get rid of the tension during the warm-up.”

Photo: Edward Gal with the FEI’s Frédérique Martin-Basté