Saturday, 09 June 2018 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* GHPC

Karel VDB under Martin Fuchs is the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour winner

The second day’s sporting programme at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER came to a close with the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour, a special competition in two phases over 1.35 m or 1.40 m. This type of competition was developed specially for seven and eight-year-old horses. All duos automatically enter the second phase, thus giving the four-legged youngster stars the opportunity to acquire experience, even if the odd bar should happen to fall in phase one.

Eleven seven-year-old and 17 eight-year-old youngster horses were piloted over the 14 jumps by their riders. The descendents of top stallions like Plot Blue, Nabab de Reve, Quick Star, Con Spirit and Chacco Blue stood out for their jumping ability, with a total of 15 duos finishing penalty-free.

Ultimately the winning horse in this GLOCK’s Youngster Tour was reared in Belgium, because occupying first place was the eight-year-old Karel VDB, bred from Udarco x Corland, under the saddle of three-times GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs (SUI). In an unbeatable 27.52 seconds, the ninth-placed duo in Friday’s GLOCK’s Youngster Tour pushed Horse Gym’s Landino (Lord Z x Calato) under Felix Hassmann (GER) into second place (0/29.14).

“I’m always very successful at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER; my horses and I feel so at ease here and I can look forward to a victory here every year actually”, said Martin Fuchs, evidently content following his success. “Albeit this time I’ve only come with my youngsters, so I won’t be starting in tomorrow’s GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix.”

In third place were eight-year-old Havana M, daughter of Verdi Tn, and Yuri Mansur from Brazil. The practised duo took tenth place in the youngster competition yesterday (Friday, 08/06) with a penalty-free round.

Also achieving a placing with a penalty-free round in 34.28 seconds for twelfth were Cuba Libre 57, bred from Con Spirit, and Austria’s Max Kühner.

Int. special jumping competition in two phases (1.35 m/1.40 m)

1. Karel VDB - Fuchs, Martin (SUI) 0/27.52
2. Horse Gym’s Landino - Hassmann, Felix (GER) 0/29.14
3. Havana M - Mansur, Yuri (BRA) 0/29.62
4. Queensway Royal - Guerdat, Steve (SUI) 0/29.64
5. Novita Jovial Z - Renwick, Laura (GBR) 0/29.65
6. Absolhut - Hough, Lauren (USA) 0/29.69
7. Cellagon Flipper - Meyer-Zimmermann, Janne-F. (GER) 0/30.25
8. Quido van de Helle - Paesschen, Constant van (BEL) 0/30.59
9. Don Corleone 111 Z - Cox, Karel (BEL) 0/31.14
10. Crystal de Lau (e.T) - Patteet, Gudrun (BEL) 0/31.79
11. King Kong d’Avifauna - Vermeir, Wilm (BEL) 0/33.78
12. Cuba Libre 57 - Kühner, Max (AUT/T) 0/34.28
Link to results

What: International Show Jumping
When: 08-10/06/2018
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Day 02 at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER ended with victory for Switzerland for Karel VDB and Martin Fuchs in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour. © Nini Schäbel

In a penalty-free 27.52 seconds, eight-year-old Karel VDB and his rider Martin Fuchs (SUI) won the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour. © Cedric Vlemmings

Second place for Germany in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour thanks to Horse Gym’s Landino and Felix Hassmann. © Cedric Vlemmings

It was a magnificent third place for Havana M under Yuri Mansur (BRA) in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour. © Cedric Vlemmings

With a penalty-free round, Cuba Libre 57 and Max Kühner (AUT/T) were also able to achieve a placing in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour at International Show Jumping. © Cedric Vlemmings