Saturday, 29 August 2015 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* CSIAm-A

Hilary McNerney triumphs in the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour Final

The first competition final at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER was contested today by 20 determined riders, namely that of the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour. Those seeking a chance of victory were obliged first to master the basic round over 1.35 m without faults in order then to enter the jump-off.

Seven participants cleared the first hurdle, while five remained free of faults over the shortened course. Of them, clearly the fastest was US-American Hilary McNerney. "Today I simply wanted to give it a go! My horse really fought on my behalf, we worked well together and ultimately did a good job!" stated the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour Final winner. With her ten-year-old horse Contact, progeny of Con Air, she took just 37.42 seconds for the jump-off course, pushing Carinthian Klaus Hernler with Bovidius B to second place (0/41.14). Nina Barbour (GBR) with Douglas Delight won the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour competitions on Thursday and Friday. Today it was an immaculately clear round in 43.04 seconds in the jump-off for third place.

Int. jumping competition with jump-off 1.35 m

1. Contact - Mc Nerney, Hilary (USA) 0/37.42 jump-off
2. Bovidius B - Hernler, Klaus (AUT) 0/41.14 jump-off
3. Douglas Delight - Barbour, Nina (GBR) 0/43.04 jump-off
4. Zen - Boon, Isabelle (NED) 0/46.58 jump-off
5. Cuela - Pfingstl, Katrin (AUT) 0/50.25 jump-off
6. Amadeus U - Haberl, Wilhelm (GER) 4/51.53 jump-off
7. Athen - Wimmer, Caroline (AUT) 8/43.54 jump-off
8. Effe - Starke, Isabel (AUT) 4/69.04
9. Cash 1 - Zoecklein, Eva (AUT) 4/70.42
10.Cititia V - van der Pluijm, Tessa (NED) 4/70.77
11.Ria de Janeiro - Tschaitschmann, Mario (AUT) 4/74.66
12.HB Leonard K - Madl, Monika (AUT) 4/76.26
Link to results

With an advantage of around four seconds, Hilary McNerney (USA) on Contact secured victory in the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour Final. © Michael Rzepa

Klaus Hernler (AUT) and his Bovidius B achieved second place in the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour Final. © Michael Rzepa

Two wins and a third place; Nina Barbour’s (GBR) impressive record of success in the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour. © Michael Rzepa

A beaming Hilary McNerney (USA) accepted the GLOCK’s Amateur Tour winner’s trophy and congratulations from Franz-Peter Bockholt (Sports Director GHPC). © GHPC / studiohorst