GLOCK’s indoor paradise for riders and horses
International riders and horses are well-travelled personalities. Because almost every weekend and so on almost 365 days a year, equestrian sports events are taking place worldwide. From April till October the majority of the events are carried out in the so-called ‘green season’. But in the winter months too, the equestrian sports circus continues its journey. Be it Kentucky or London, Paris, Geneva, Los Angeles, Salzburg or the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER in Treffen: the world’s best athletes and their four-legged partners do travel a lot. But what makes an indoor event something special and what is the difference between indoor events and their outdoor counterparts?
Smaller spaces – bigger challenges?
Whilst in the outdoor tournaments, horses are able to gallop over large surfaces in generous arenas, they have to get used to a somewhat different scale for the indoor season. The space is smaller, the audience closer and the atmosphere completely different. For some of the horses, this is sometimes not so easy and requires a lot of sensitivity from the riders. Also the individual shapes of the indoor arenas – from almost circular to elliptical, rectangular or square – require a certain degree of flexibility from both riders and horses. Young and inexperienced horses in particular allow themselves to be distracted by various features in the arenas. But this is exactly what they need in order to gain experience.
On the other hand, some horses love the indoor atmosphere. GLOCK’s Zaranza for instance. “Zaranza loves the atmosphere in indoor events. You can really feel it”, says twice World and European champion Gerco Schroeder, describing the 12-year-old KWPN stallion.
Perfect conditions at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTRE
The ground consists of a sand-fleece mixture, guaranteeing to offer sufficient grip for the horses and pleasant cushioning before and after jumps. The warm-up area is directly adjacent to the arena and the audience will be able to watch all activities in both halls from the heated grandstands.
GLOCK’s entertainment at the Riders Lounge
The motto “Horses and Stars” stands for GLOCK-style, high-class entertainment, and guests in the exclusive Riders Lounge can look forward to:
• Gourmet entertainment
• Wellness Lounge (manicure, pedicure, massage)
• Styling Lounge with star stylist Eren Bektas and his team
• Kids Lounge with creative carers
• Cinema Lounge for little cinema fans
• Dog Wellness – the very finest dog massage with Manfred Kellenc
• Live coverage from the tournament hall
• International top-class show acts
Teatro dinner show by Alfons Schuhbeck – The Original
Let yourself be carried away by Alfons Schuhbeck himself to enjoy the delights of a holistic experience for all the senses, to experience what are truly “culinary top-acrobatics”. Because this evening offers a perfect mix of magic, a spectacular show programme and comedy paired with culinary delights. For information on exclusive Riders Lounge tickets for “Teatro Friday”, January 29th 2016 at 300 euros/day, please contact email@example.com or the hotline +43 664 887 34 401.
Once again, German star chef Alfons Schuhbeck will be delighting all in his Cooking Lounge at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER. All tournament guests enjoy free entry here. The cooking shows take place on Fri and Sat at 11am, 2pm and 5pm and on Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
Free entry to the tournament hall
There is free entry to the spectator grandstand in the tournament hall every day. At the Public Lounge, day-guests can enjoy public viewing, exclusive catering and a supervised Kids Corner. The dogs aren’t forgotten either: at the Dog Lounge there are plenty of treats for our faithful friends.
You can find all the information about the competitions, daily summaries, many photos and news as well as the live stream of International Show Jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER at www.ghpc.at
What: International Show Jumping
When: January 28th -31st 2016
Where: GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER Treffen nr. Villach, Austria
VIP day tickets for Friday – Teatro dinner show: 300 euros per person, call +43 664 887 344 01
Free entry to all competitive events at the spectator grandstand in the tournament hall