ERMELO, Netherlands, June 6, 2021–Edward Gal completed his domination of the Netherlands Championships with a victory on Glock’s Total U.S. in the Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday while his partner Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock’s Dream Boy and Dinja van Liere on Hermès produced results to make them top contenders for the team to go to the Olympics in less than seven weeks.
Edward and the nine-year-old Hanoverian stallion scored 85.625% for the musical performance a day after winning the Grand Prix Special in vying for a place on Holland’s Olympic team of three riders and horses. The national title was the 12th for the 51-year-old Edward seeking to go to his third Olympics. Total US and Toto Jr., that were first and second, respectively in the Special, are sons of Totilas, the black stallion that Edward rode to become a global celebrity partnership but was sold in 2010 without going to an Olympics.
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