Friday, 04 January 2019 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* 2019

5 stars for the start of the season! Premiere for the GLOCK 2019 Season Opening

It will be a distinguished start to the season. For the first time ever, the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER is opening the international tournament season in Austria with a 5-star equestrian sports event. As a consequence, what is undeniably the most exceptional show jumping tournament in equestrian sport worldwide has now definitely ascended to the zenith of the constellation of equestrian events. Because there cannot be more stars. Olympic champions, World and European Champions have already registered for the extravagant Season Opening at GHPC Austria. From February 1st – 3rd 2019 and in that unique GLOCK ambiance, the spotlight will be on international, top-level show jumping, which the GHPC Austria blends with incomparable flair, top-class international stars and show acts.

International equestrian sport stars at GHPC Austria
For three days the riders and their horses focus on contesting victory and placings in twelve jumping competitions. The total prize money awaiting athletes at GHPC Austria amounts to 597,000 euros. The Gaston Glock’s Championat alone on Saturday (02/02/2019) will see 92,000 euros of prize money distributed, whilst the GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix (03/02/2019) enjoys a prize pot of 344,000 euros. The youngster competitions and the possibility of coaching their own students in the international amateur competitions make the Season Opening especially attractive for the stars of the equestrian sports world. Also tempting are the total of four FEI Longines World Ranking list show jumping events.The youngster competitions and the possibility of bringing Grand Prix candidate horses to the starting line in international 2-star competitions, make competing in the Season Opening particularly attractive to stars of the equestrian sports world. Also tempting are the total of five FEI Longines World Ranking list show jumping events.

GLOCK perfection meets equestrian sport
The exclusivity of the event is reflected not only in the top-class field of starters. The special flair of tournaments at the GHPC Austria is internationally renowned and carries the personal signature of managing director Kathrin Glock. Awaiting participants and visitors alike are not only equestrian sporting highlights but also a truly magical world that spotlights breathtaking design, exquisite dining, inspiring live acts and touching charity initiatives for people and animals in need.

About the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER

Industrialist Gaston Glock handed his wife Kathrin responsibility for achieving international positioning of the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER in 2010. Today not only world champions, Olympic medal holders and European champions but also international show stars are delighted to attend the tournaments.

GLOCK’s Entertainment in the Riders Lounge
 “Horses and Stars” stands for GLOCK-style, high-class entertainment awaiting guests in the exclusive Riders Lounge:
Top-class international show acts
Gourmet entertainment by and with Alfons Schuhbeck
Wellness Lounge (manicure, pedicure, massage)
Styling Lounge with star stylist Eren Bektas and his team
Kids Lounge with creative supervision
Cinema Lounge for little cinema fans
Dog Wellness – the very finest dog massage with Manfred Kellenc

Free entry to the Cooking Lounge
German star chef Alfons Schuhbeck will gain be delighting all at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER and in his Cooking Lounge. The cooking shows take place on Friday and Saturday at 11am, 2pm and 5pm and on Sunday at 11am and 2pm. All visitors to the tournament enjoy free entry to the cooking shows.

Free entry to all competitive events

For all visitors there’s free entry to the spectator grandstand in the tournament hall. In the Kids Lounge there’s a guarantee of fun and entertainment for the little ones. The dogs aren’t forgotten either: at the Dog Lounge there are plenty of treats and the finest of massages (by appointment and subject to availability) for our faithful friends.

Fully informed
You can find all the information about the competitions, daily summaries, many photos and news as well as the live stream of International Show Jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER at www.ghpc.at.

INFOBOX
What: International Show Jumping
When: 01–03/02/2019
Where: GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Austria
VIP day tickets: call +43 664 88 73 44 01
Free entry to all competitive events
www.ghpc.at

GHPC Austria welcomes one and all to the Season Opening! Marking the opening of the international show jumping season, GLOCK’s famous red carpet is rolled out at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Austria for the four-legged and two-legged superstars. © studiohorst / GHPC

The World and European Champion Gerco Schröder is coming. This successful Dutch rider will go to the starting line for Team GLOCK and is a regular competitor with GLOCK horses every year at GHPC Austria. © Michael Rzepa

The special flair of international tournaments at the GHPC Austria is outstanding and internationally renowned. © studiohorst/ GHPC