|Anky Van Grunsven and Whizashingwalls during the first 2010 WEG horse inspection. (Kit Houghton/FEI)|
Van Grunsven, from The Netherlands, recorded exactly the same score as team-mate Fenna Elzinga to slot into equal-14th position. After her performance with her seven year-old palomino Whizashiningwallas, Van Grunsven said she just went for it. And, while she knew her spins needed improvement, she was very happy with her all-around performance. Not surprisingly, it was her flying changes which garnered the most praise. "It's fun and I really enjoy it and the atmosphere is fantastic" said the woman who dominated the dressage arena for years.
Audio interviews with Van Grunsven are available in both English and Dutch.