Thursday, 27 August 2015 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* CSIAm-A

Conor Drain (IRL), number one in the GLOCK's CSI2* opening

Almost double Austrian victory today in the opening of the GLOCK's CSI2* Tour. In the end, the two female riders Stefanie Bistan (NÖ) and Marianne Schindele (K) only had to give way to Ireland’s Conor Drain. He rode a scorcher of a clear round in the show-jumping test over 1.35 m in the saddle of the eleven-year-old KWPN gelding Zidane, thereby securing first place in 69.47 seconds. Covered in the GLOCK winner’s rug, the man from the “emerald isle” beamed happily while being interviewed. When asked, whether he thought that things might continue like this, he answered with a whimsical smile: “I surely do hope so. ”

Stefanie Bistan, who had saddled Kennedy 2, son of Kannan, for the GLOCK's CSI2* Tour, only just had to concede victory with 70.89 seconds. Marianne Schindele and her powerful Outlaw came third in 71.02 seconds.

07 - GLOCK's CSI2* Tour
Int. jumping competition against the clock 1.35 m

1. Zidane - Drain, Conor (IRL) 0/69.47
2. Kennedy 2 - Bistan, Stefanie (AUT) 0/70.89
3. Outlaw II - Schindele, Marianne (AUT) 0/71.02
4. Alina 465 - Schober, Philipp (GER) 0/71.72
5. Campino 344 - Harvey, Georgina (AUS) 0/71.86
6. Sea Coast Ferly - Clemens, Pieter (BEL) 0/74.27
7. Clever Pkz - Seydoux, Florence (SUI) 0/74.70
8. Izzy By Picobello - Dodd, Jack (IRL) 0/74.89
9. Quantus 12 - Schranz, Christian (AUT) 0/76.31
10.Chain Bridge - Rouckova, Natalie (CZE) 0/77.23
11.Kingdom Come - van der Pluijm, Bram (NED) 1/79.85
12.King Julio - Vargas, Victoria (VEN) 2/85.81
Link to results

Conor Drain (IRL) received the GLOCK’s winner’s trophy in the CSI2* opening from Franz-Peter Bockholt (Sports Director GHPC). © GHPC / studiohorst

With a magnificent clear round, Conor Drain (IRL) wins the GLOCK's CSI2* opening in the saddle of Zidane. © Michael Rzepa

Top performance by Stefanie Bistan. The rider from Lower Austria came second in the GLOCK's CSI2* opening with Kennedy 2 © Michael Rzepa

Carinthia’s Marianne Schindele came third with Outlaw II in the GLOCK's CSI2* Opening © Michael Rzepa