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Bertram Allen (IRL) and Cheese W Z triumph in GLOCK’s Youngster Opening

'Youth rules' was the slogan in the opening show jumping event of CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour. Thirty-two riders had saddled their promising young seven and eight-year-old horses and faced the course over 1.30 m.

The youngest duo took the lead in the starting field. The 19 year old superstar Bertram Allen (IRL) let his seven-year-old Zangersheide stallion Cheese W Z (Chatman x Galoubet) gallop forward with consummate ease, caught the ideal distance at every jump and, with a time of 49.01 seconds, relegated his elder competitors to their places.

Even the winner of the preceding CS13* opening, Markus Saurugg (AUT/St), with eight-year-old Spirit 31 (Sir Shutterfly x Balou du Rouet), had to admit defeat (0/49.32). Pius Schwizer (SUI) and the impressively jumping eight-year-old Selle Francaise mare, Tina de l'Yserand, made third place in  50.09 seconds.

After a clear round, Gerfried Puck (AUT/St) was pleased with his eight-year-old  KWPN grey horse Poker Face and sixth place. He was closely followed by the seven-year-old Campino (Canturo x Adlantus As), who was presented by Lower Austrian Stefanie Bistan without faults (0/51.88).

Int. show jumping competition according to errors and time, 1.30 m

1. Cheese W Z - Allen Bertram (IRL) 0/49.01 sec
2. Spirit 31 - Saurugg Markus (AUT/St) 0/49.32 sec
3. Tina de l'Yserand - Schwizer Pius (SUI) 0/50.09 sec
4. Cendiamo - Skrzyczynski Jaroslaw (POL) 0/50.66 sec
5. Such is Life - Bitter Eva (GER) 0/51.30 sec
6. Poker Face - Puck Gerfried (AUT/St) 0/51.41 sec
7. Campino 457 - Bistan Stefanie (AUT/NÖ) 0/51.88 sec
8. Fischerdaily Impressed - Jung Michael (GER) 0/52.12 sec
9. Arkol - Whitaker William (GBR) 0/53.37 sec
10.Cambiato - Bruggink Gert Jan (NED) 0/53.82 sec
11.Quadros - Kutscher Marco (GER) 0/54.31 sec
12.Angelina - Modolo Zanotelli Marlon (BRA) 0/54.59 sec
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So young and so talented. Bertram Allen (IRL) and Cheese W Z outshone all others in CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening. © Michael Rzepa

After his victory in GLOCK’s CSI3* Opening with Zita, Markus Saurugg (AUT/St) also achieved second place in CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening with Spirit. © Michael Rzepa

Pius Schwizer (SUI) was able to claim third place with Tina de l'Yserand in CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening © Michael Rzepa

Poker Face jumped to sixth place under Gerfried Puck (AUT/St) in CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening. © Michael Rzepa

Stefanie Bistan (AUT/NÖ) rode to seventh place with Campino 457 in CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening . © Michael Rzepa

Two youngsters on the winner's podium: Bertram Allen (IRL) and seven-year-old Cheese W Z, won the CSIYH1* GLOCK’s Youngster Tour Opening. © GHPC / studiohorst