Sunday, 31 January 2016 CSI3* CSI1* CSIYH1* GHPC

Valerie Wick secures the GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final for Austria

Today the starter bell rang 22 times in the CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final. The jumping competition was decided in a course over 1.35 m with jump-off and, to the joy of the large audience, the beaming winner comes from Austria.

After two third places in the first two days, today the Lower Austrian rider Valerie Wick and her ten-year-old BWP gelding Gijon van den Hunsberg succeeded in winning. To loud cheering from her fans, the young European Championship participant risked it all and was rewarded with first place in 38.19 seconds. “This victory is very special for me”, said the clearly moved 21-year-old female rider. “I haven’t won a show jumping competition in a while, and it’s fantastic that it worked out today after twice coming third.”

Dutch rider Bart Haselbekke and his just eight-year-old son of Voltaire, Dorus, were narrowly beaten (38.74). Completing the podium were Josefina Goess-Saurau (AUT/B) and her powerful SIEC Castillo, coming third in 40.46 seconds.

Int. jumping competition with jump off 1.35 m

1. Gijon van den Hunsberg - Wick, Valerie (AUT/NÖ) 0/38.19 jump-off
2. Dorus - Haselbekke, Bart (NED) 0/38.74 jump-off
3. SIEC Castillo - Goess-Saurau, Josefina (AUT/B) 0/40.46 jump-off
4. Casey Calhou - Martin, Victoire (AUT/NÖ) 0/41.68 jump-off
5. Cuela - Pfingstl, Katrin (AUT/St) 0/43.78 jump-off
6. Cartina W - Winninghoff, Natasja (NED) 0/45.37 jump-off
7. Catminster - Kremser, Julia (GER) 4/41.36 jump-off
8. Tanaelle du Moulin - Puch, Michele (SUI) 4/43.23 jump-off
9. Risky Fun - Zaccaria, Matteo (ITA) 8/46.70 jump-off
10.Takuma T - Schrot, Rosa (AUT/OÖ) 4/71.53 round 1
11.Cesar Franck - Bradt, Celine (BEL) 4/72.59 round 1
12.Redley Kerfontaine - Lehner, Carola (AUT/V) 4/73.19 round 1
Link to results

Having ridden fast and penalty-free to win the GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final: Valerie Wick (AUT/NÖ) on Gijon van den Hunsberg. © Michael Rzepa

A great second place in the GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final for Bart Haselbekke (NED) and Dorus. © Michael Rzepa

Josefina Goess-Saurau (AUT/B) and SIEC Castillo secured third place in GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final. © Michael Rzepa

Franz-Peter Bockholt (Sports Director GHPC) congratulates Valerie Wick (AUT/NÖ) on Gijon van den Hunsberg on her GLOCK’s Medium Tour Final victory. © GHPC / studiohorst