Summer Feeling at the CSI5* International Show Jumping
From June 16th – 19th 2016, the Gaston and Kathrin Glock family is hosting international 5-star show jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER. Meeting here over a period of four days will be world-class show jumping stars from around 20 nations, once again making this very special venue the equestrian sport hotspot in this year of the Olympic Games. Participants and visitors can enjoy close encounters with the riding and ridden stars, outstanding top-class sport paired with celebrated international stars and show acts, all staged in that unique GLOCK-style setting.
Here come the crème de la crème of show jumping’s elite
This year again, the sheer number of superstars both in and under the saddle is huge, with fans’ pulses set to race harder too. Of the top 50 riders on the current world ranking list, around half will be coming to GHPC Austria to contest rankings and wins in the 18 jumping competitions. They are drawn not only by the total prize money amounting to 600,000 euros and five world ranking jumping competitions, but also by the prestigious GLOCK’s CSI5* Grand Prix on Sunday, where 350,000 euros are at stake.
Contestants anticipated include, for example, the leader of the Longines Global Champions Tour ranking and number two in the world Christian Ahlmann (GER), Olympic and twice World Cup winner Steve Guerdat (SUI), double world and European champion Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), twice GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner John Whitaker (GBR) and GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix title defender Pius Schwizer (SUI).
Spectators can also look forward to performances by the powerful German Daniel Deusser (No. 11 in the world), Marco Kutscher (No. 14 in the world), Marcus Ehning (No. 23 in the world), Irish superstar Bertram Allen (No. 9 in the world) along with strong female rider Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS – No. 18 in the world).
The appearance of London 2012 Olympic Games twice silver-medal-winner, team-world and European champion Gerco Schröder is keenly anticipated. The GLOCK Rider will be travelling with GLOCK’s Cognac Champblanc N.O.P., GLOCK’s Lausejunge and GLOCK’s Zaranza to his ‘second home’ and will join his fellow team members from the Netherlands at the forefront of competition at the GHPC.
Keep your fingers crossed for the red-white-red stars
Austria will also be sending its best athletes to the GHPC. At the CSI5* you’ll have the chance to spur on European championship contender Max Kühner (T), Roland Englbrecht (OÖ), Astrid Kneifel (OÖ) and twice Austrian national champion Gerfried Puck (St) as well as up-and-coming Christian Rhomberg from Vorarlberg.
ABOUT THE GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER
Industrialist Gaston Glock handed his wife Kathrin responsibility for achieving international positioning of the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER in 2010. Today not only world champions, Olympic medal holders and European champions but also international show stars are delighted to attend as guests of the Gaston and Kathrin Glock family.
GLOCK Perfection meets equestrian sport
The exclusivity and very special flair of tournaments held at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Austria are internationally renowned and bear the personal signature of the CEO, Kathrin Glock. Here, over a period of four days, not only equestrian sport but also a veritable world of enchantment open up to participants and visitors alike. The breathtaking design of the Riders Lounge, exquisite dining and cocktails, captivating live acts by show stars and moving contributions to charities for people and animals in need.
GLOCK’s Entertainment in the Riders Lounge
With the theme “Horses and Stars”, there’s GLOCK-style high-class entertainment awaiting guests in the exclusive Riders Lounge:
• Gourmet entertainment by and with Alfons Schuhbeck
• Top-class international show acts
• Styling Lounge with star stylist Eren Bektas and his team
• Kids Lounge with creative supervision
• Cinema Lounge for little cinema fans
• Wellness Lounge (manicure, pedicure, massage)
• Dog Wellness – the very finest dog massage with Manfred Kellenc
German star chef Alfons Schuhbeck will gain be delighting all in his Cooking Lounge at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER. Here, all tournament guests enjoy free entry. The cooking shows take place on Friday and Saturday at 11am, 2pm and 5pm and on Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
The tournament arena is accessible to all visitors free of charge. In the Kids Lounge and at the Pony Riding area, fun and entertainment are guaranteed for the youngsters. Dogs have been considered too: in the Dog Lounge there’s plenty of sustenance and the very finest of massages (by appointment and subject to availability) for your faithful pets.
All the information about the competitions, daily summaries, lots of photos and news, along with a live stream and videos of International Show Jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER, are all to be found at www.ghpc.at
What: CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* CSIAm-A | International Show Jumping
When: June 16th – 19th 2016
Where: GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Austria
VIP day tickets: for Saturday & Sunday, 300 euros per person via the hotline +43 664 887 344 01
Free entry to all competition events