Friday 10 February - 22h09 | Stephanie Sieckmann
Parzifal To Retire At Den Bosch
One of the greats of the dressage stage takes his sporting leave. Adelinde Cornelissen's Parzival will turn his last round of honor in s'Hertogenboch, in his home country of The Netherlands.
Only a few weeks ago, in January of this year, a message of confusion arose, informing him that the now 20-year-old Parzival had been nominated for the Dutch A-squad with his rider Adelinde Cornelissen. The dressage rider promptly responded and informed her that the communication had been published without her knowledge. The horse is by no means available for further championships.
Now Andelinde Cornelissen announced that her longtime top horse will be retired from the sport at the event in s'Hertogenbosch. With the son of Jazz, the Dutch woman has started both at the European Championships in Windsor 2009 and 2011. Together, the pair also participated in several World Cup final examinations. In 2010, Adelinde Cornelissen won silver with Parzival, and in the 2011 final it was even enough for the gold. They were the silver medallists behind Valegro at the London 2012 Olympic Games.