GLOCK's Johnson TN becomes "Nederlands Olympiade Paard"
The Dutch Olympic Horse Foundation "Nederlands Olympiade Paard", N.O.P. for short, has set itself the task of securing its nation’s best horse-rider combinations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro through collaboration with the relevant horse owners. The decision as to who is accepted into the foundation’s programme falls to the team managers responsible for particular disciplines.
Two GLOCK horses have already achieved this distinction: GLOCK's London N.O.P. who, under GLOCK Rider Gerco Schroeder, won two silver medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and won a team gold medal at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, alongside GLOCK's Undercover N.O.P. who, with GLOCK Rider Edward Gal, contributed to an Olympic bronze medal in London 2012 and team gold at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen.
Now 13-year-old KWPN stallion GLOCK's Johnson TN gains the coveted affix N.O.P. to his name too. This exquisitely handsome son of Jazz, ridden by GLOCK Rider Hans Peter Minderhoud, won individual bronze (Grand Prix Special) and team gold at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen as well as a team bronze medal at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen.