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{ Christa Laarakkers }

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Christa Laarakkers

Country: Netherlands

Christa Laarakkers is a relative newcomer to the world of high performance dressage. Just 10 years ago, she quit her job as a speech therapist of 14 years and established her own dressage stable with her husband who also gave up his job as an accountant.

The family’s success has paralleled that of their nation which has become the leading competition dressage nation. Now 47, Christa has established herself as an enthusiastic and successful trainer and clinician. She competed in World Cup qualifiers at Odense, Denmark, Stockholm, London’s Olympia and Amsterdam in the intensely competitive West European League this season and is participating in her first Exquis World Dressage Masters.

# Event Horse Points (%) Place
1 Palm Beach 2011 - Grand Prix Freestyle Ovation 72.60 6
2 Palm Beach 2011 - Grand Prix Ovation 68.08 11
3 Palm Beach 2010 - Grand Prix Freestyle Ovation 71.15 6
4 Palm Beach 2010 - Grand Prix Ovation 68.17 6
5 Falsterbo 2011 – Grand Prix Freestyle Divoza Horseworld Ovation 69.950 7
6 Falsterbo 2011 - Grand Prix Divoza Horseworld Ovation 66.809 9
7 Falsterbo 2010 - Grand Prix Special Divoza Horseworld Ovation 67.25 2
8 Falsterbo 2010 - Grand Prix Divoza Horseworld Ovation 65.96 10
Total prize money won: €5 500

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