Marcel's student Trudy Derks has scored over 60% at Grand Prix level aboard her mare Spectra so that makes the pair officially Grand Prix! A great result as Trudy is the first Dutch para rider competing the regular Grand Prix.
Trudy tells about her test: 'Wow, a dream comes true! I am so proud of brave Spectra! Today we became officially Grand Prix! 60,65% isn't a top score but it's incredible that we got it! I will compete Spectra a bit more and than I retire her. Hopefully she will have a beautiful foal by Iconic B.
Without the help of Marcel this never ever was happened. And Joyce always gave me a pep talk when I came to train. Many times I had my doubts if I should do this.... Thank you so much!!'
Trudy... on behalf of the complete Beukenvallei team we congratulate you with this fantastic result!!