Youngest competitor wins Medium Tour
The youngest competitor in Valkenswaard, the 14-year-old French rider Rose de Balanda, won the 2* Medium Tour this afternoon with the mare Tzara Belin (SF, Toulon x Diamant de Semilly). Rose’s last name will sound familiar to many and indeed, Rose is the granddaughter of the famous French jumper Gilles de Balanda. Her granddad won, among others, team gold at the World Championships in Dublin in 1982 with the legendary Galoubet. Rose is trained by her mother, Ines de Balanda, who also jumped at high level (team silver at the European Championships for Young R…
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