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Edward Gal
Edward Gal's Schooling Progam
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: DressageHub
Edward Gal and GLOCK
Edward Gal and GLOCK's Zonik
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: Dasha Smuraga
Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas 90.7% KUR European championship Windsor
Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas 90.7% KUR European championship Windsor
Published: 2009/08/29
Channel: miramishorse
HORSES.NL: Grand Prix-debuut Glock
HORSES.NL: Grand Prix-debuut Glock's Zonik en Edward Gal (76,05%)
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Horses.nl
Edward Gal Record Breaking test in Olympia
Edward Gal Record Breaking test in Olympia
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: FEI
Edward Gal training Moorlands Asther de Jeu feb 2011
Edward Gal training Moorlands Asther de Jeu feb 2011
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: Emmy de Jeu
Totilas & Edward Gal WEG Grand Prix Freestyle
Totilas & Edward Gal WEG Grand Prix Freestyle
Published: 2010/10/08
Channel: Kultig87
Edward Gal: "Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it goes bad"
Edward Gal: "Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it goes bad"
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Horse & Country TV
Edward Gal met Glocks Zonik! | training Snuitje | Vlog #86 | snuitable
Edward Gal met Glocks Zonik! | training Snuitje | Vlog #86 | snuitable
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: Snuitable
BEST DRESSAGE EVA-  Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas
BEST DRESSAGE EVA- Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas
Published: 2010/01/11
Channel: ozzymite101
Edward Gal & Sisther de Jeu Kur 77.050% FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE 2010 UK London Olympia
Edward Gal & Sisther de Jeu Kur 77.050% FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE 2010 UK London Olympia
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: Irina Mironova
President
President's Jack Sparrow en Edward Gal Stallion Show President Stallions 7 april 2012
Published: 2012/04/08
Channel: Maartje Clerx
Edward Gal Use of the aids
Edward Gal Use of the aids
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: ThinK dressage
“Totilas nog altijd een open zenuw voor Edward Gal - RTL LATE NIGHT
“Totilas nog altijd een open zenuw voor Edward Gal - RTL LATE NIGHT
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: RTL Late Night
Edward Gal Totilas warm up WEG Kentucky 2010 - Trot work - Part 2
Edward Gal Totilas warm up WEG Kentucky 2010 - Trot work - Part 2
Published: 2013/10/15
Channel: Bbinify
WEG 2010 Edward Gal Interview
WEG 2010 Edward Gal Interview
Published: 2010/10/08
Channel: nassau27
Edward Gal riding Gribaldi for the last time 050210
Edward Gal riding Gribaldi for the last time 050210
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: Herbie Rijndorp
20130825   Edward Gal
20130825 Edward Gal
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: Patrick GAL
Edward Gal and Glock
Edward Gal and Glock's Voice - 78.921%
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Shaina Kennedy
Edward Gal: Relaxation and the Hot Young Horse
Edward Gal: Relaxation and the Hot Young Horse
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: DressageHub
Totilas and Edward Gal - KWPN Hengstenkeuring 2010 Den Bosch HD 1080i
Totilas and Edward Gal - KWPN Hengstenkeuring 2010 Den Bosch HD 1080i
Published: 2010/02/06
Channel: holdthebeans
Edward Gal en Glock’s Zonik CDI 3* CHIO Rotterdam
Edward Gal en Glock’s Zonik CDI 3* CHIO Rotterdam
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: CHIO Rotterdam
Clinique - Edward Gal - 2010 - Part 7
Clinique - Edward Gal - 2010 - Part 7
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: myhorsetvEN
EDWARD GAL & MOORLANDS TOTILAS RECORD BREAKING KUR @ HICKSTEAD
EDWARD GAL & MOORLANDS TOTILAS RECORD BREAKING KUR @ HICKSTEAD
Published: 2010/10/06
Channel: Horse & Country TV
Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas Kür 92.300% FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE 2009 UK London Olympia
Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas Kür 92.300% FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE 2009 UK London Olympia
Published: 2009/12/16
Channel: Irina Mironova
Clinique - Edward Gal - 2010 - Part 1
Clinique - Edward Gal - 2010 - Part 1
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: myhorsetvEN
Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, KUR Olympia dressage London 16.12.2009 -  92.300%
Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, KUR Olympia dressage London 16.12.2009 - 92.300%
Published: 2009/12/16
Channel: miramishorse
Edward Gal&Glock
Edward Gal&Glock's Undercover training (Pferd International 2012)
Published: 2012/05/17
Channel: Lillakamfor
Edward Gal & Glock
Edward Gal & Glock's Voice Kur- CDIW Salzburg - 80 900 %
Published: 2015/12/06
Channel: Lily Forado
Edward Gal and Totilas Record Breaking 92.3% Grand Prix Dressage Freestyle
Edward Gal and Totilas Record Breaking 92.3% Grand Prix Dressage Freestyle
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: DressageHub
Indoor Brabant 2010 - Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas - FEI World Cup Dressuur
Indoor Brabant 2010 - Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas - FEI World Cup Dressuur
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: Trix Keulers
Edward Gal en provence
Edward Gal en provence
Published: 2011/08/22
Channel: Lydie.k ThinK dressage
Edward Gal Totilas warm up WEG Kentucky 2010 - one tempis - Part 1
Edward Gal Totilas warm up WEG Kentucky 2010 - one tempis - Part 1
Published: 2013/05/26
Channel: Bbinify
Edward Gal wint Wereldbeker Kür met Glock
Edward Gal wint Wereldbeker Kür met Glock's Undercover tijdens Indoor Brabant
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: EismaHorsesMedia
Edward Gal and Glock
Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover Kur "Secretum Revelatum" Olympics 2012
Published: 2012/08/11
Channel: Joost Peters
Edward Gal op EK Gothenburg: "Dit was niet zo goed"
Edward Gal op EK Gothenburg: "Dit was niet zo goed"
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Hoefslag NL
Edward Gal Clinic with Lord of Loxley Zwolle 2011
Edward Gal Clinic with Lord of Loxley Zwolle 2011
Published: 2011/01/09
Channel: Emmy de Jeu
Edward Gal and Moorlands Asther de Jeu training canter feb 2011
Edward Gal and Moorlands Asther de Jeu training canter feb 2011
Published: 2011/02/14
Channel: Emmy de Jeu
Edward Gal & lingh freestyle jumpstyle
Edward Gal & lingh freestyle jumpstyle
Published: 2007/04/30
Channel: zoetjuh
Edward Gal and Glock
Edward Gal and Glock's Zonik wins Prix St. George at de Peelbergen Netherlands
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: Horsecooper
Edward Gal and Glocks Zonik @ freestyle dressage Jumping Amsterdam 2016
Edward Gal and Glocks Zonik @ freestyle dressage Jumping Amsterdam 2016
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: megroenendijk
De hitsige hengsten van Edward Gal - Bureau Sport Radio
De hitsige hengsten van Edward Gal - Bureau Sport Radio
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Bureau Sport
Edward Gal - Glock
Edward Gal - Glock's Undercover Grand Prix Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage
Published: 2013/03/16
Channel: Equireport
Edward Gal en Gerard Joling Jumping Amsterdam
Edward Gal en Gerard Joling Jumping Amsterdam
Published: 2010/01/31
Channel: Angelique84
Aachen CHIO 2010  Kür Totilas and Edward Gal .avi
Aachen CHIO 2010 Kür Totilas and Edward Gal .avi
Published: 2010/07/18
Channel: HorseTime
Edward Gal en Maria van Dungen
Edward Gal en Maria van Dungen
Published: 2010/01/10
Channel: Sharonn91
Kur Edward Gal Moorlands Totilas Aachen 2010
Kur Edward Gal Moorlands Totilas Aachen 2010
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: Joost Peters
DJ @ Hans Peter Minderhoud & Edward Gal
DJ @ Hans Peter Minderhoud & Edward Gal
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Anne Pouwels
www.reitschule-sandbrink.de Edward Gal with Jack Sparrow Stallion Show Vechta 2012
www.reitschule-sandbrink.de Edward Gal with Jack Sparrow Stallion Show Vechta 2012
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: Dressurstall Sandbrink / Reitschule Sandbrink
Windsor les van Edward Gal
Windsor les van Edward Gal
Published: 2008/05/19
Channel: Hetty Osseweijer
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Edward Gal
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Edward Gal with Totilas
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Equestrian
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team dressage
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lexington Team dressage
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lexington Special dressage
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lexington Freestyle dressage
Silver medal – second place 2006 Aachen Team dressage
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Normandy Team dressage
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Windsor Team dressage
Gold medal – first place 2009 Windsor Freestyle dressage
Gold medal – first place 2015 Aachen Team dressage
Silver medal – second place 2005 Hagen Team dressage
Silver medal – second place 2009 Windsor Special dressage
Silver medal – second place 2013 Herning Team dressage
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Rotterdam Team dressage
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Den Bosch Individual dressage
Silver medal – second place 2004 Düsseldorf Individual dressage
Silver medal – second place 2005 Las Vegas Individual dressage
Silver medal – second place 2015 Las Vegas Individual dressage
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Lyon Individual dressage

Edward Gal (born 4 March 1970 in Rheden) is a Dutch dressage rider.[1] He and the stallion Totilas (nicknamed "Toto"), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games,[2][3] becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games.[2] Going into the 2010 Games, they had amassed multiple world-record scores in international competition, leading one American journalist to call them "rock stars in the horse world".[4] After the World Equestrian Games, Totilas was sold to German trainer Paul Schockemöhle.[5] Gal continues to be successful training and competing dressage horses at the international level.

Career[edit]

Gal began his equestrian career as a jumper at age 14, beginning with ponies and graduating to larger horses at age 20. However, when he discovered his horse did not like jumping, he switched to dressage. While enjoying solid success in national and international competition, he did not become a truly dominant rider until he began competing with Totilas in 2008. Gal would later say that he and his team understood that Totilas was a special horse after their first Grand Prix competition.[4]

At the time, Gal replaced his countrywoman Anky van Grunsven as the dominant rider on the world dressage circuit. In July 2009, Gal and Totilas broke van Grunsven's world record score in Grand Prix Freestyle[6] with an 89.50% mark at Hickstead, England, and shortly thereafter followed it up with another record score of 90.75% in the same discipline at that year's European Championships.[7] In December 2009, at the fourth leg of the 2009–10 FEI World Cup Dressage series at Olympia in London, they extended their record in GP Freestyle to 92.30%, more than 10 points above the second-place finisher.[7] While not setting a world record, they easily won that season's FEI World Cup final in GP Freestyle at home in the Netherlands, winning by more than 7 points with a score better than their first world record.[8] The pair also had a world-record score in the Grand Prix Special discipline to their credit, having recorded 86.460% at Aachen in July 2010.[2][6]

Gal and Totilas were installed as the overwhelming favorites in the 2010 FEI World Games in Lexington, Kentucky, their first competition outside Europe. Klaus Röser, head of the German dressage team that has long dominated the discipline, said about Gal, "That we can beat Edward; I don't think so, I don't believe so. We have to be realistic."[4] Röser's assessment proved correct, with Gal and Toto first leading the Dutch team to gold in the team competition, and then easily winning gold in Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.[2][3]

In a piece in The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky that ran before the 2010 Games, dressage trainer Susan Posner pointed out that Totilas was only in his second year in grand prix dressage despite being 10 years old, and said that his success illustrated how capable Gal was as a rider.[4]

He also competed at the 2015 European Dressage Championships in Aachen where he won a gold medal in team dressage. The Dutch national dressage coach Wim Ernes died on 1 November 2016 due to a brain tumor. Gal, together with the other gold medal winners Patrick van der Meer, Hans Peter Minderhoud and Diederik van Silfhout, carried his coffin during the funeral on 5 November 2016.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Gal is in a long-term relationship with teammate Hans Peter Minderhoud. Gal has been interviewed in several Dutch media outlets about his relationship with Minderhoud.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward Gal, Dutch dressage rider". horseandhound.co.uk. 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gal and Totilas Win the Special in Style – Can They Make It a Hat-Trick of Gold?" (Press release). International Federation for Equestrian Sports. 29 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Gal and Totilas Make It a Golden Hat-Trick on a Night to Remember" (Press release). International Federation for Equestrian Sports. 1 October 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cengel, Katya (26 September 2010). "Dutch pair setting pace for dressage competition at World Equestrian Games". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 30 November 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=8673
  6. ^ a b "Search Centre: Results by Competitor". International Federation for Equestrian Sports. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.  Search fields: Competitor = Gal, Administering NF (National Federation) = NED (Netherlands), Gender=Male
  7. ^ a b "Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas Set New Dressage World Record" (Press release). International Federation for Equestrian Sports. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Cuckson, Pippa (27 March 2010). "Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas win FEI World Cup dressage final". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Gouden EK-team gaat de kist van overleden Ernes dragen - Sportnieuws". 2 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud, One Track Minds". Eurodressage.com. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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