Sunday, 19 June 2016 CSI5* CSI2* CSIAm-A CSIYH1* GHPC

Belgium ahead of Austria in the GLOCK’s Perfection Tour

The final day of CSI5* International Show Jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Austria saw a top-class opening this morning. Thirty-four rider-horse duos had declared their readiness to start in the GLOCK’s Perfection Tour over 1.45 m. At stake in this two-phase jumping competition were not only a prize pot of 25,000 euros but also points for the FEI Longines World Ranking.

Taking the lion’s share in both cases was the Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet. On the twelve-year-old BWP stallion Eldorado van het Vijverhof, he finished the second phase in 32.61 seconds and was therefore the fastest by a clear margin. Second-placed Austrian Max Kühner (AUT/T) was also in top form on his Holsteiner stud, Cielito Lindo 2, with the clock stopping at 36.44 seconds. The third fastest time was laid down by twice GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix winner John Whitaker (GBR) with Lord Of Arabia, son of Cassini II, in 36.85 seconds.

05 - CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour
Int. jumping competition in two phases 1.45 m
Competition counts for the LONGINES Ranking List

1. Eldorado van het Vijverhof - Wathelet, Gregory (BEL) 0/32.61 Phase 2
2. Cielito Lindo 2 - Kühner, Max (AUT/T) 0/36.44 Phase 2
3. Lord Of Arabia - Whitaker, John (GBR) 0/36.85 Phase 2
4. Connelly 2 - Bruggink, Gert Jan (NED) 0/38.25 Phase 2
5. Fardon - Kontio, Anna-Julia (FIN) 0/38.47 Phase 2
6. Crown - Will, David (GER) 0/38.84 Phase 2
7. Hendrik - Ehning, Marcus (GER) 0/39.09 Phase 2
8. Checkpoint U - Dinan, Katherine A. (USA) 0/39.38 Phase 2
9. H & M Henna de Goedereede - Philippaerts, Olivier (BEL) 0/39.41 Phase 2
10.Vanilla di Villagana - Johannpeter, Karina (BRA) 0/41.26 Phase 2
11.Inliner - Bitter, Eva (GER) 0/41.41 Phase 2
12.Silver Deux de Virton H D C - Staut, Kevin (FRA) 0/41.63 Phase 2
Link to results

No getting around Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Eldorado van het Vijverhof in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour. © Michael Rzepa

Max Kühner’s (AUT/T) top round with Cielito Lindo 2 made for second place in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour. © Michael Rzepa

Always up for a quick, clear round: John Whitaker (GBR) and Lord Of Arabia came third in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour. © Michael Rzepa

By far the fastest duo and thus deserved winners in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour: Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Eldorado van het Vijverhof. © Nini Schäbel