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The Stichting Nederlands Olympiade Paard (N.O.P.) has signed two new horses into its programme. Diederik van Silfhout’s dressage stallion Expression and Alice Naber-Lozeman’s eventer ACSI Peter Parker have been secured with the focus on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. N.O.P. Chair Ieko Sevinga explains; “The nine year old Expression (by Vivaldi) had a very strong international debut in April. He was crowned KNHS indoor champion in his very first start at Grand Prix level and has since shown his incredible talent on the international stage.” Chef d’Equipe for the Dutch dressage riders Rien van der Schaft shares the N.O.P.’s high expectations; “Expression has a lot of potential. Despite his relatively young age for this highest level, he has shown us some very mature tests.” In ACSI Peter Parker, the N.O.P. has secured yet more routine. Alice Naber-Lozeman rode him to multiple national eventing titles , as well as competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “This combination is a fixture on the Dutch eventing team,” Sevinga adds, “His signing is a show of faith and appreciation for ACSI Peter Parker’s owners, and could be of great value for the team’s Tokyo qualification.”

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