Harrie Smolders & Don VHP Z

Zonik and Don VHP Z Awarded N.O.P. Status

Edward Gal’s 10-year-old stallion Zonik has been chosen for the sponshorship plan of the foundation “Nederlands Olympiade Paard”, N.O.P. The horses in the foundation are horses with potential for Olympic Games and whose riders get financial support. The dressage stallion by Zonik/ Don Schufro now is one of them. Next to Zonik currently Anne Meulendijk’s Avanti is part of the foundation

Harrie Smolder’s Don VHP Z was chosen as show-jumping horse. He now also carries the “N.O.P” suffix in his name. Don VHP Z and his rider won individual silver at last year’s European Championship in Gothenburg; they also were part of the victorious Nations Cup Final team in Barcelona. The Diamant de Semilly son contributed massively to the victory of his rider in the Longines Global Champions tour. The only other show-jumping horse currently supported by the foundation is Jur Vrieling’s VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest.