Dutch Bondscoach Rob Ehrens has announced his team for the EC in Gothenburg. The show-jumping team will consist of Marc Houtzager with Sterrehof’s Calimero, Ruben Romp with Audi’s Teavanta II CZ, Harrie Smolders with Don VHP Z and Jur Vrieling with VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest. Aniek Poels and Athens are the reserve pair.
Rob Ehrens explained that Smolders, Vrieling and Houtzager’s current results spoke for themselves. Ruben Romp made it to the team due to his performances at Falsterbo and Hickstead. Aniek Poels had had her opportunity in Aachen and Falsterbo, where she presented herself well but Ruben had a bit more experience and his horse was in great form and therefore he had been the preferred option.