BIDDINGHUIZEN/ANDELST- ACSI Eventing team member Alice Naber Lozeman (48) has had to withdraw from Boekelo. ACSI Peter Parker is not fit to compete due to a small sensitivity. In consultation with team veterinarian Leendert-Jan Hofland and sponsor ACSI it was decided not to let him start.
Alice Naber says: “Very sad, but it would be even sadder if, after the cross, I could not jump on Sunday. The health of my horse is paramount! He is happy and I ride him every day, but a heavy four star cross is not wise right now. Maybe next year again.”
Triple Dutch champion ACSI Peter Parker started in Boekelo 6 times. In his career he has competed internationally no less than 59 times so far. Of these he finished 24 times in the top 10 and won 6 times. He ran the European Championship in 2015 and the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Alice concludes: “Winning once is difficult, but to keep winning and performing is even more difficult. The health of my horse is worth everything to me. He stays at home now.”
ACSI Champ de Tailleur
Janneke Boonzaaijer (23) represents the ACSI Eventing team in Boekelo with ACSI Champ de Tailleur. She is very sorry to have to miss Alice, but will start from a completely different perspective. Janneke says: “I am really looking forward to Boekelo and everything around ACSI Champ is really well! Everything is in excellent shape: the blood values, the gallop training. I can’t wait to start.”
ACSI at Arrêt
Sponsor ACSI has an ACSI tent in Boekelo at the Arrêt where participating riders and their team will be able to follow the competition on the livestream. Alice Naber will be present to familiarize ACSI guests with the eventing sport.