Saturday, 30 May 2015 CDI4* CDI3* CDIU25

GLOCK's Casper and Hans Peter Minderhoud collect their second victory!

Today in the CDI3* Intermediaire I test, for 23 horse-rider duos it was all about qualifying for tomorrow’s freestyle at this level. Once more, GLOCK rider Hans Peter Minderhoud and just eight-year-old GLOCK's Casper were able once again to take the limelight in particularly great style.

The elegant KWPN gelding presented himself relaxed and focused and, for his swinging extended trot movement, scored up to 9.0. Only two tiny insecurities, in the pirouette and the flying changes, gave a hint that GLOCK's Casper, at just eight years old, is still a very young horse really. But with an overall score of 71.684 %, the GLOCK duo secured victory today too. "I am super happy with GLOCK's Casper. He did this test for the first time and it isn’t an easy one to ride. He did a fantastic job, so let’s see how things go tomorrow in the freestyle”, said the visibly contented GLOCK Rider on the performance of his youngster.

In turn, second place was also taken by a Dutch rider. Jonna Schelstraete and Cupdio, son of Tuschinski, were beaten by just a narrow margin with their score of  71.263 %, whilst third-placed Anja Plönzke (GER), with Revolverheld NRW, was not far behind (71.026 %).

There was strong applause for Austria three times too, as Caroline (W/Darius Rubin), her sister Patricia Kottas-Heldenberg (W/Silbermond 13) and Belinda Weinbauer (B/Fustanella) took ninth, tenth and twelfth places respectively.

Competition 07: CDI3* international dressage test - Intermediaire I
Level: FEI Intermediaire I, 2015
Qualification for the Intermediaire I freestyle

1. Glock's Casper - Minderhoud Hans Peter (NED) 71.684 %
2. Cupido - Schelstraete, Jonna (NED) 71.263 %
3. Revolverheld NRW - Plönzke Anja (GER) 71.026 %
4. Florentinus V - Hoffmann Jennifer (USA) 70.526 %
5. Titus Fan de Marren - Montanari Claudia (ITA) 68.632 %
6. Fifth Avenue - Birkenholz Katharina (GER) 68.342 %
7. Fiderstern - Eglinski Christine (GER) 68.211 %
8. Cupido - Boschman Seth (NED) 67.184 %
9. Darius Rubin - Kottas-Heldenberg Caroline (AUT/W) 67.158 %
10.Silbermond 13 - Kottas-Heldenberg Patricia (AUT/W) 67.105 %
11.Show Boy - Lenaerts Joyce (NED) 66.947 %
12.Fustanella - Weinbauer Belinda (AUT/B) 66.632 %
Link to results

GLOCK's Casper delivered an outstanding performance today too and, under Hans Peter Minderhoud in the saddle, took victory in the Intermediaire I. © Arnd Bronkhorst

For Jonna Schelstraete (NED) and Cupido it was second place in the CDI3* Intermediaire I today. © Michael Rzepa

Anja Plönzke (GER), with Revolverheld NRW, achieved third place in the CDI3* Intermediaire I. © Michael Rzepa

With Darius Rubin, Caroline Kottas-Heldenberg (AUT/W) was best Austrian rider, securing ninth place in the CDI3* Intermediaire I. © Michael Rzepa

GLOCK Rider Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED) and GLOCK's Casper. © Arnd Bronkhorst