Friday, 29 January 2016 CSI3* CSI1* CSIYH1* GHPC

Close call in GLOCK’s Medium Tour

There was fierce competition for top position in the CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour. The 23 registered duos sped off the line in the fault/time test over 1.30 m and the first three were separated by less than three tenths of a second. In the end it was Salzburg-based rider Ute Antonie Meinhart who prevailed. In her first start in the GHPC she immediately made best time in 64.47 seconds with her eleven-year-old Caretino son, Cabalou. "This tournament is completely different from all the others. All of the context, the evening programme, the many surprises – it is beyond words”, she said, beaming in the winner’s interview. "Today my horse Cabalou really helped so much and exerted himself. I’m happy!”

Nina Barbour (GBR), in the saddle on Douglas Delight, was narrowly beaten and lined up for second place in 64.55 seconds. Third place was secured in 64.76 seconds by Young Rider EC participant Valerie Wick (AUT/NÖ) in the saddle on her cheeky BWP gelding Gijon van den Hunsberg.

Int. jumping competition (fault/time) 1.30 m

1. Cabalou - Meinhart, Ute Antonie (AUT/S) 0/64.47
2. Douglas Delight - Barbour, Nina (GBR) 0/64.55
3. Gijon van den Hunsberg - Wick, Valerie (AUT/S) 0/64.76
4. Dorus - Haselbekke, Bart (NED) 0/65.02
5. Takuma T - Schrot, Rosa (AUT/OÖ) 0/65.66
6. Robert Heinrich Kvo - Schiller, Katharina (AUT/NÖ) 0/66.45
7. Redley Kerfontaine - Lehner, Carola (AUT/V) 0/67.11
8. Levisto’s Loverboy - Wulff, Lesley (GER) 0/67.62
9. SIEC Castillo - Goess-Saurau, Josefina (AUT/B) 0/67.77
10.Revolution 3 - Florian, Silvana (AUT/St) 0/67.79
11.Surprise G - Gierlinger, Franz (GER) 0/68.71
12.Cartina W - Winninghoff, Natasja (NED) 0/72.39
Link to results

First start at the GHPC and immediate victory in the CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour for Ute Antonie Meinhart (AUT/S) and Cabalou. © Michael Rzepa

Nina Barbour (GBR), with her Douglas Delight, conceded defeat by just a whisker in the CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour. © Michael Rzepa

Valerie Wick (AUT/NÖ), in the saddle on Gijon van den Hunsberg, took third place in the CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour. © Michael Rzepa

Beaming CSI1* GLOCK’s Medium Tour winner, Ute Antonie Meinhart (AUT/S), on Cabalou. © GHPC / studiohorst