Friday, 02 February 2018 CSI3* CSIAm-A CSIAm-B CSIYH1*

Michael Duffy is the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Champion

For the first time this weekend it was a matter of important World Ranking points for the show jumping riders in the CSI3* Gaston Glock’s Championat. Both the layout of the line and the dimensioning underlined the prestigious level of show jumping competition involved. The course over 1.50 m, extending over a length of 450 m, led over 13 obstacles including three double combinations.

Pulling off the trick of a much-coveted “double zero” was the reserve of 8 of the 15 duos who qualified for the jump-off. First to start was twice GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs (SUI) who, riding Fardon, set down a time of 43.81 seconds, ultimately coming fourth.

Finding the best mix of rhythm and tight turns in the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat was 21-year-old Michael G Duffy from Ireland on the ten-year-old, Irish-bred stallion Lapuccino 2. The duo won by a margin of close to two seconds (0/40.81). Coming in second was the Dutch rider Sanne Thijssen, just 19 years young, who saddled up Celine M Z, daughter of Crusador, and crossed the line penalty-free in 42.63 seconds. In third place was a Belgian duo, namely Christophe Vanderhasselt and his Belgian warmblood Identity Vitseroel, who also achieved a jump-off under 43 seconds.

Michael G Duffy, having made his debut start at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER, was correspondingly delighted with his successful premiere. “I’m very pleased to have the chance to be here. A really lovely victory! Lapuccino will have a rest tomorrow and then, on Sunday in the Grand Prix, we’ll aim to give it all. I have two more horses here, which I’ll be taking to the start tomorrow.”, said Duffy following his win.

12 CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat
Int. standard jumping competition with jump-off 1.50 m
This competition counts for the LONGINES Ranking

1. Lapuccino 2 - Duffy, Michael G (IRL) 0/40.81 in jump-off
2. Celine M Z - Thijssen, Sanne (NED) 0/42.63 in jump-off
3. Identity Vitseroel - Vanderhasselt, Christophe (BEL) 0/42.91 in jump-off
4. Fardon - Fuchs, Martin (SUI) 0/43.81 in jump-off
5. Calevo 2 - Skrzyczynski, Jaroslaw (POL) 0/44.23 in jump-off
6. Top Dollar VI - Renwick, Laura (GBR) 0/47.32 in jump-off
7. Stakkato Rouge - Joost, Annabel (USA) 0/47.58 in jump-off
8. Cupido van de Hoefslag Z - Romp, Ruben (NED) 0/48.08 in jump-off
9. Balou Rubin R - Schwizer, Pius (SUI) 4/42.30 in jump-off
10. Charco - Kutscher, Marco (GER) 4/45.33 in jump-off
11. Glock’s Zaranza - Schröder, Gerco (NED) 4/45.81 in jump-off
12. H&M Cue Channa - Baryard-Johnsson, Malin (SWE) 6/64.00 in jump-off
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What: International Show Jumping
When: 01–04/02/2018
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Michael G Duffy (IRL) had a distinguished first visit to the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER, winning the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat. © Nini Schäbel

Fast and careful. Under Michael G Duffy (IRL), the grey stallion, Lapuccino 2, cantered magnificently to victory in the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat. © Michael Rzepa

Sanne Thijssen (NED) and Celine M Z celebrated second place in the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat. © Michael Rzepa

Occupying third place and representing Belgium in the CSI3* Gaston GLOCK’s Championat were Christophe Vanderhasselt and Identity Vitseroel. © Michael Rzepa