Wednesday, 23 December 2015 CDI-W London

New record and World Cup leadership for Hans Peter!

In the British capital, in the context of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, GLOCK rider Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED) has probably given himself the nicest possible Christmas present. With the wonderful 14-year-old stallion, GLOCK's Flirt (Florestan x Gauguin de Lully), he tackled the sixth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series and was able to achieve extraordinary results.

In the Grand Prix Hans Peter and 'Flirty' presented a brilliant show, coming third. With their mark of 76.120 % they were less than one and a half percentage points behind the winner Charlotte Dujardin on Uthopia and half a point behind the second-placed Carl Hester on Nip Tuck.

In the freestyle the GLOCK Rider and the audience’s darling 'Flirty' were able to take it up a notch. GLOCK's Flirt impressed the judges with his smooth transversals, the accelerated canter and the smooth flying changes and was rewarded with 80.975 %. Never before has this GLOCK duo achieved such a high mark. Thus they were not only able to secure third place in the test but also assumed leadership of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League.

GLOCK's Flirt enjoys cuddling with Hans Peter Minderhoud. © GHPC

The top three from London: GLOCK rider Hans Peter Minderhoud on GLOCK's Flirt, Carl Hester on Nip Tuck and Charlotte Dujardin on Uthopia. © GHPC

Happy! GLOCK rider Hans Peter Minderhoud was able to assume leadership of the dressage world cup with his third place on GLOCK's Flirt. Edward Gal is happy for them. © GHPC