Sunday, 10 June 2018 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* GHPC

GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final win for Martin Fuchs and Karel VDB

Twenty-seven highly talented seven and eight-year-old show jumping horses, with famous fathers and the best mothers, showed their qualities on the course of the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final.

Tasked with jumping 13 obstacles with heights of up to 1.40 or 1.45 metres and stretching over 500 metres, these youngster horses had a demanding basic round ahead of them and their experienced riders. According to the rules, the best 12 duos could then qualify for the deciding, second round. In the final, the starting order was then the reverse of their placing order.

Given that three-times GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs had already scored victory in yesterday’s GLOCK’s Youngster Tour with his eight-year-old Karel VDB, son of Udarco and blessed with enormous basic speed, there was no doubting his potential to win today. The 25-year-old Swiss rider piloted his top, Belgian-bred youngster through the second round in an unbeatable 41.79 seconds and collected his second GLOCK winner’s trophy at this International Show Jumping tournament at the GHPC Austria.

“I knew my horse was in good form and had mastery of the height. So of course I hoped that, barring mistakes or bad riding on my part, we could be in front again.” Said the likeable winner Martin Fuchs with a grin.

Lining up in second place (0/43.60) and also representing Switzerland were the eight-year-old mare Judika Km and Alain Jufer. This duo was around 1.7 seconds faster than Willem Greve (NED) with his eight-year-old KWPN stallion Faro in third place.

With ninth place in this GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final, Mevisto-rider Roland Englbrecht (OÖ), in the saddle on his seven-year-old chestnut gelding Calippo 8, secured a top placing for Austria (4/53.22).

Int. jumping competition over 2 rounds (1.40 m / 1.45 m)

1. Karel VDB - Fuchs, Martin (SUI) 0/41.79
2. Judika Km - Jufer, Alain (SUI) 0/43.60
3. Faro - Greve, Willem (NED) 0/45.33
4. Miss Felicia Z - Bruggink, Gert Jan (NED) 0/45.35
5. Balasco de l’Abbaye - Alvarez Aznar, Eduardo (ESP) 0/46.00
6. Havana M - Mansur, Yuri (BRA) 4/44.97
7. Chavira - Lindelöw, Douglas (SWE) 4/46.53
8. Little Magic d’Asschaut - Sprunger, Janika (SUI) 4/49.75
9. Calippo 8 - Englbrecht, Roland (AUT/OÖ) 4/53.22
10. Be Check It Out - Schindele, Marianne (AUT/K) 5/51.60
11. Cellagon Flipper - Meyer-Zimmermann, Janne-F. (GER) 8/43.98
12. Novita Jovial Z - Renwick, Laura (GBR) 8/44.24
Link to results 

What: International Show Jumping
When: 08-10/06/2018
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With their victory in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final, Karel VDB and Martin Fuchs (SUI) received their second GLOCK winner’s trophy this weekend at the GHPC Austria. © studiohorst/ GHPC

Martin Fuchs and Karel VDB on their way to victory in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final. © Cedric Vlemmings

With Alain Jufer and Judika Km, second place in the GLOCK's Youngster Tour Final also went to Switzerland. © Cedric Vlemmings

Willem Greve (NED) and Faro also remained penalty-free twice in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final, coming third. © Cedric Vlemmings

Scoring for Austria was Roland Englbrecht (OÖ) with Calippo 8, taking ninth place in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Final. © Nini Schäbel