Firefly H jumps to victory in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour
It was a chance for talented young horses aged between seven and eight to grab the limelight today in the late afternoon in the GLOCK’s Youngster Tour. The course over 1.30/1.35 m offered a nicely flowing ride and presented the future champs with an outstanding opportunity to debut in the four-day event. Almost half of the 22 participating duos starting remained penalty-free. A result that underlined the quality of the young animals.
“Ahead by a nose” was literally how Firefly H, a mare raised in the Netherlands, finished. With her rider Victoria Gulliksen (NOR), the just seven-year-old daughter of Douglas put on a magnificent show and cantered over the line in 59.92 seconds.
“Firefly is very brave and always gives her best over the course. I did hope that victory might be possible - and so it was!” said the great female rider in her interview.Also hailing from The Netherlands was the second-placed duo. Marc Houtzager (NED) piloted the eight-year-old gelding Edinus, bred from Padinus, over the line in 61.88 seconds. Third place was to go to Karel Cox (BEL) riding Clintissima van Spalbeek Z, a Zangersheide mare bred from Clintissimo Z (0/63.50).
01 CSIYH1* GLOCK’s YOUNGSTER TOUR
Int. standard show jumping over 1.30/1.35 m
1. Firefly H - Gulliksen, Victoria (NOR) 0/59.92
2. Edinus - Houtzager, Marc (NED) 0/61.88
3. Clintissima van Spalbeek Z - Cox, Karel (BEL) 0/63.50
4. Charco - Kutscher, Marco (GER) 0/64.60
5. Escoffier - Muff, Werner (SUI) 0/66.36
6. Carressa Z - Crotta, Fabio (SUI) 0/67.07
7. Larocco - Lill, Maximilian (GER) 0/67.43
8. Jasmien v. Bisschop - Ekberg, Jonna (SWE) 0/67.98
9. Ferdinand - Belova, Natalia (RUS) 0/68.15
10. Over The Top - Meyer, Tobias (GER) 0/69.26
11. Cortney Cox - Schwizer, Pius (SUI) 0/72.37
12. Luziana - Haselbekke, Bart (NED) 4/66.07
Link to results