Netherlands Equestrian Masters Welcomes Top World Obstacle Course Elites To Gather In Hertochenbosch
[March 11, 2019, Schertochenbosch, The Netherlands]-From March 14th to 17th, the elites of the field obstacle races from around the world will gather in the Netherlands to participate in the Netherlands The Dutch Masters. The event has been one of four Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping events since last year. This year’s main event, the Rolex Grand Prix, will kick off on Sunday, March 17.
For more than six decades, Rolex has supported a number of international equestrian events and has established a unique and close relationship with equestrian sports.
The Dutch Equestrian Masters began in 1967 and attracted more than 60,000 spectators last year. The long history and strict standards of the event coincide with Rolex’s long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence, and the cooperation with the brand is perfect.
To win any Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix, horses and jockeys need to show enough courage and precision. Each Grand Slam event is a rigorous test of courage and strength, and every jockey who comes to Schertochenbosch has to accept the challenge set by Dutch venue designer Louis Konickx. He was the pioneer of equestrian arena design, known for his subtle and precise design.
In the Dutch Equestrian Masters 2018, Rolex Grand Slam MARCUS EHNING rides at the Rolex Grand Prix
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Rolex Grand Slam contender German jockey Marcus Ehning remains a strong contender for the Rolex Grand Slam honor. He not only won the CHI Geneva Rolex Grand Prix in December 2018, but also won the CHIO Aachen Championship in July of the same year. In addition, he also won the Dutch Equestrian Masters Championship in 2016, and aims to reach another city this year.
Rolex spokesperson Steve Gorda rides in the Rolex Grand Prix at the Dutch Equestrian Masters 2018
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The world’s number one Swiss jockey and Rolex spokesperson, Steve Guerdat, is also a big hit among forty jockeys. He won the championship at the Geneva International Equestrian Festival last year’s Rolex IJRC (International Obstacle Jockey Club) top ten final, and hopes to achieve similar results this year. ‘I attach great importance to Rolex’s obstacle course Grand Slam, and I am now fully focused on the Dutch Equestrian Masters in order to win the first Grand Slam in 2019.’
Gorda’s opponent is also American jockey Kent Farrington-one of the most fearless players on the field. He and Kevin Staut, the 2014 Rolex Grand Prix champion, will come to Schertochenbosch to compete in the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA.
There is no doubt that many Dutch viewers will fully support their national jockey Jeroen Dubbeldam. Also competing in the field was British jockey Scott Brash, who became the only jockey to win in three consecutive Rolex track obstacle races in 2015. Bertram Allen from Ireland is not only the youngest spokesperson for Rolex, but also a new generation of Rolex. He will also strive for the title, hoping to make a breakthrough after finishing fourth in 2018.
In the Dutch Equestrian Masters 2018,
Rolex ambassador Burent Allen rides at Rolex Grand Prix
IZZY BY PICOBELLO © ROLEX / ASHLEY NEUHOF
In addition to the field obstacle course masters at the Dutch Equestrian Masters, the award-winning dressage jockey Isabell Werth also performed. The German jockey has won countless honors in her brilliant career and continues to set new heights.