April 6, 2010 -- The Netherlands' Edward Gal and the stallion Moorlands Totilas claimed the 25th anniversary FEI World CupT Dressage title in s'Hertogenbosch March 28.
Gal's stallion was tipped to take the honors throughout the entire 2009/2010 FEI World CupT Dressage season during which he secured his third record-breaking score of 2009 at London Olympia last December. Fellow-Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen took advantage of an edgy test from her teammate to win the preliminary Grand Prix with Jerich Parzival. However, Gal and Moorlands Totilas came back to win by a margin of almost seven percentage points.
"When I came into the arena I thought it could be better--and it was!" said Gal, age 40, who clinched the trophy for The Netherlands for the 10th time. The previous nine Dutch titles were won by Anky van Grunsven.
1. Moorlands Totilas (Edward Gal) The Netherlands, 89.80 percent
2. Jerich Parzival (Adelinde Cornelissen) The Netherlands, 82.85 percent
3. Hunter Douglas Sunrise (Imke Schellekens-Bartels) The Netherlands, 82.15 percent
4. Warum Nicht (Isabell Werth) Germany, 79.75 percent
5. Watermill Scandic (Patrik Kittel) Sweden, 76.55 percent
6. Digby (Nathalie Zu Syan-Wittgenstein) Denmark, 75.15 percent
7. Le Bo (Carola Koppelmann) Germany, 73.25 percent
8. Triviant-Unicef (Matthias Alexander Rath) Germany, 72.05 percent
9. ApolloVan Het Vijverhof (Jeroen Devroe) Belgium, 71.85 percent
10. Victory Salute (Brett Parbery) Australia, 70.55 percent
11. Edwador (Katarzyna Milczarek) Poland, 68.90 percent
12. Favourit (Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven) Sweden, 68.25 percent
13. Randon (Michal Rapcewicz) Poland, 67.10 percent
14. Cointreau (Peter Gmoser) Austria, 66.45 percent
15. Samba (Luiza Almeida) Brazil, 61.55 percent