Sunday, 31 May 2015 CDI4* CDI3* CDIU25

Hat trick for GLOCK's Casper and Hans Peter Minderhoud!

Their debut in the international dressage arena simply could not have gone better for eight-year-old GLOCK's Casper and Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED). It was at Dressage International at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER that the GLOCK Rider first presented this Dutch-bred, promising son of Westpoint before a large audience, only to delight all in every test.

On Friday the duo won the CDI3* Prix St. Georges, yesterday the Intermediaire I and again today, at the Intermediaire musical freestyle, they were in a class of their own. Technical A-scores of up to 73.750 % were awarded whilst, for artistic presentation, the panel of judges produced B-scores as high as 81.000 %. The resulting 75.000 % spoke for itself. "I’m super happy with GLOCK's Casper. He has mastered his first tournament simply perfectly and certainly has a great future in the dressage arena ", said Hans Peter of the nifty GLOCK youngster.

Anja Plönzke from Germany followed up her previous fourth and third places with her second GLOCK trophy today. With her nine-year-old Westphalian Revolverheld NRW, she achieved scores between 67.500 % (A-score) and 78.000 % (B-score), the overall 71.450 % taking second place. Fiderstern danced under his rider Christine Eglinski (GER) with 71.075 % to third place.

Austria’s female trio, consisting of Caroline Kottas-Heldenberg (W), Patricia Kottas-Heldenberg (W) and Belinda Weinbauer (B), took seventh, eighth and ninth places respectively.

Competition 10: CDI3* FEI Intermediate I Freestyle
Test: FEI Intermediate I Freestyle (Edition 1998, rev. 2009, update 2015)

1. Glock's Casper - Minderhoud Hans Peter (NED) 75.000 %
2. Revolverheld NRW - Plönzke Anja (GER) 71.450 %
3. Fiderstern - Eglinski Christine (GER) 71.075 %
4. Florentinus V - Hoffmann Jennifer (USA) 70.975 %
5. Cupido - Schelstraete Jonna (NED) 70.850 %
6. Cupido - Boschman Seth (NED) 70.700 %
7. Darius Rubin - Kottas-Heldenberg Caroline (AUT/W) 70.250 %
8. Silbermond 13 - Kottas-Heldenberg Patricia (AUT/W) 70.075 %
9. Fustanella - Weinbauer Belinda (AUT/B) 69.750 %
10.Titus Fan de Marren - Montanari Claudia (ITA) 67.675 %
11.Fifth Avenue - Birkenholz Katharina (GER) 67.200 %
12.Show Boy - Lenaerts Joyce (NED) 63.250%
Link to results

GHPC sports director Franz-Peter Bockholt and chair of the panel of judges Katrina Wüst congratulate GLOCK Rider Hans Peter Minderhoud on GLOCK's Casper for the win. GLOCK Groom Anna celebrates too. © GHPC / studiohorst

GLOCK's Casper and GLOCK Rider Hans Peter Minderhoud are the big winners of the CDI3* Intermediaire I musical freestyle. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Second place in the CDI3* Intermediaire I musical freestyle was secured by Anja Plönzke (GER) and Revolverheld NRW. © Michael Rzepa

Fiderstern put on a magnificent show in his first Intermediaire I freestyle and, under Christine Eglinski (GER), came third. © Michael Rzepa

Caroline Kottas-Heldenberg (AUT/W) and Darius Rubin delivered the best red-white-red result in the CDI3* Intermediaire I with seventh place. © Michael Rzepa