First Edition 2023 was very succesful

Strong foreign interest from (top) dressage riders for the first edition of Top Dressage Tolbert

The organisation welcomed a large number of foreign dressage riders from 17 countries, including several Olympia participants from Great Britain, Spain, Finland and Ireland.

A large participation with more than 85 foreigners and just under 390 starts has made a very succesful first edition



Top Dressage Tolbert: New Dutch CDI added to the FEI calendar

At the beginning of the outdoor season 2023, an ambitious international dressage event took place in the North of The Netherlands. From the 13th till the 16th of April 2023, this new Dutch CDI3* welcomed both top riders as well as youth riders in Tolbert.  

Although the international event might be new, the organization, ( the Foundation Dutch Horse Events in association with L&R Horse Events) and the location (HJC Tolbert) are wellknown for organizing high class national dressage competitions. Riders love to participate in national shows in Tolbert, because of the high quality footing and horse friendly organization.

The idea of L&R Horse Events to organize their first international event is fully supported by many sponsors and professionals, including Glock Horse Performance Center. On their behalf, Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud were happy to become the ambassadors of this upcoming international event. Hans Peter Minderhoud: ”In Tolbert everything is well organized by a team that always act very flexible.” Also Edward Gal is enthousiastic about the new CDI: “It’s great that nowadays there are people that take initiatives like this. It gives us riders the ability to ride at great shows.”

Together with Edward and Hans Peter, the organization is looking forward to welcome riders from all over the world in Tolbert. 

A fantastic location with a ditto appearance, of international allure where many equestrian events have already been held. The HJC Manege in Tolbert is already a household name nationally in the dressage world. This unique location also lends itself to let our (inter)national guests enjoy what makes this competition extra attractive because of the possibilities this location has to offer.

Address showground: Hoofdstraat 53
9356 AV  Tolbert  Netherlands

Side events and entertainment
In addition to the dressage competitions, programs will be organized during the event to introduce Groningen youth to the beautiful sport of dressage. Also, present international judges will give clinics to (youth) riders.
There will also be show programs between the competitions where equestrian Groningen shows itself to the public and international guests.
Friday evening there will be an equestrian ball organized for all participants, sponsors and guests from home and abroad.

Also open to participants and visitors will be the on-site Plaza Posta, an entertainment center. With activities such as indoor laser game-fun curling and race to escape



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