Tim Lips wins Dutch National Eventing Championship

       2017 Dutch National Champion Tim Lips with Alice Naber-Lozeman (silver) and Sanne De Jong (bronze)


A clear show jumping round on the final day at Boekelo sealed the deal for Tim Lips as the 2017 Dutch National Champion.

Tim and his Dutch bred warmblood, the 13 year grey Bayro, finished second in the CCIO3* at Boekelo which incorporated the Dutch National Eventing Championship

Tim and Bayano were in second place after the dressage on a score of 39.10 and moved to third when they jumped clear but with 6.4 time penalties on a tough cross country day. When the second placed Alex Hua Tian withdrew Don Geniro before the showjumping, Tim put the pressure on the overnight leader Tim Price by jumping a clear round, finishing as runner-up in the overall competition and taking the Dutch Championship

Alice Naber-Lozeman, who has taken the title for the past four years, took silver on ASCI Peter Parker (sixth in the overall competition) and Sanne De Jong won bronze on Enjoy