2022 CPEDI Waregem Eurodressage's long-time correspondent, eventing and para dressage fan, and dressage history wizz Silke Rottermann is in Waregem, Belgium, to photograph and cover the 2022 CPEDI competition. Hosted at the Bloso sport centre, the CPEDI Waregem brought some of Europe's best para dressage riders to Belgium. Competition report and show results to follow later Photos © Silke Rottermann Belgian’s para super star and multiple Paralympics champion Michèle George and her Tokyo championBest of 8. Mona-Sophie Bimmel, daughter of Baden-Württemberg based professionals Renate Gohr - Bimmel and Jürgen Bimmel, forms an elegant pair with the 12-year-old Hanoverian Fabricio von Nymphenburg (by Fürst Nymphenburg-Hohenstein/Trak.). Both give their international para debut in Waregem. German Angela Scharpff instilling confidence in her big framed and big moving, but comparatively inexperienced 6-year-old Westfalian gelding Sir Conhos (by Sir Heinrich-Fleurop). Riding for South Africa, Paralympian Philippa Johnson-Dwyer and her mare Just in Time trained with their trusted trainer Chris Haazen. Danish grade I rider Line Munk Madsen and Loboss Donya. Belgian based Dutch Grand Prix trainer Chris Haazen Peggy Touzard from France and the stunning SF stallion Bretzel de Feeries (by Worldly-Samber). Cadre Noir rider Nadège Bourdon and the Hanoverian mare Rhapsodie IFCE who is trained in Saumur. Paralympic bronze medalist Sara Morganti and her second horse Mariebelle who gets a treat from Italian coach Laura Conz. The Rhinelander mare Belissima M (by Belissimo M - Weltmeyer) of German Paralympic champion Hanne Brenner. Holland’s Tokyo bronze medalist in grade III, Rixt van der Horst, schooling her new horse, the Westfalian mare Akuna Matata (by Arpeggio-Lanciano). The charismatic head profile of Canadian Berta Sheffield’s Gelderlander mare Fairuza, aka as „Wonky,“ who already successfully competed at the CPEDI in Deauville and trained at Volker Eubel in Germany the past weeks. Les Bleu en noir: Cadre Noir member Nadège Bourdon showing the 17-year-old Rhapsodie IFCE, a Hanoverian mare by Brentano II - Weltmeyer) French youngster Chiara Zenati filming the vet check of her routinier, 16-year-old Hanoverian Swing Royal IFCE (by Royal Blend-Matcho AA). German grade I horse, the Lipizzan gelding Nautika of Martina Benzinger. Tryon 2018 bronze medalist Fürst Sinclair, an impressive Oldenburger stallion by Fürstenball OLD-Lord Sinclair III, at the vet check which he passed with flying colours. The 12-year-old former top horse of German Elke Philipp gives his debut with grade 2 rider Gianna Regenbrecht in Waregem. Dutch para trail blazer Frank Hosmar showed Nel Schakel’s KWPN gelding Edison in the vet-check.