GLOCK’s Zonik is “Nederlands Olympiade Paard”
The Dutch “Nederlands Olympiade Paard” (Dutch Olympic horse) foundation, in short N.O.P., in collaboration with corresponding horse-owners, strives to make sure that the best rider-horse duos of every nation are secured for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The decision on who will be invited to the programme of the foundation is made by the chefs d’équipe responsible for their corresponding disciplines.
Four GLOCK horses have already received the honour: GLOCK’s London N.O.P., who, under GLOCK rider Gerco Schröder, won two silver medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as well as the team gold medal at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen.
GLOCK’s Undercover N.O.P., who, with GLOCK rider Edward Gal, contributed to the Olympic bronze medal in London 2012 and to team gold at the European Championships in Aachen 2015.
GLOCK’s Johnson TN N.O.P., who, under the saddle of GLOCK rider Hans Peter Minderhoud, won a bronze medal (Grand Prix Special) and team gold in the 2015 European Championships in Aachen, along with team bronze in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen.
GLOCK’s Cognac Champblanc N.O.P., who was part of the victorious team in the 2015 European Championships in Aachen with GLOCK rider Gerco Schröder and helped the Dutch équipe to come third in the Furusiyya-FEI-Nations-Cup™ finale.
Now that powerful mover, GLOCK’s Zonik, is also allowed to carry the much-sought-after addition to his name. With this nine-year-old, licensed Danish warm-blood stallion bred from Blue Hors Zack, during 2017 GLOCK rider Edward Gal has already been victorious in the Dutch Dressage championships, as well as in Freestyle (74.450%) and Grand Prix (75.440%) of CDI3* Rotterdam and Grand Prix (75.780%) and Grand Prix Special (76.333%) at CDI4* Roosendaal. In December 2017 under Edward Gal, GLOCK’s Zonik achieved his first World Cup successes at the World Cup Tournament in London (GBR) with victory in the Grand Prix (76.68%) and third place in the Freestyle to Music (79.34%).
Name: GLOCK’S Zonik N.O.P.
Rider: Edward Gal
Pedigree: Blue Hors Zack x Blue Hors Romanov
Breeder: Linette Jaeger, Avlum (Den.)
Owner: Glock HPC Holding B.V.
Year of birth: 2008
Approved for: DWB, WESTF, RHEIN, OLDBG, MECKL
Recognised for: KWPN
Most important (recent) results:
CDIW London 2017: winner Grand Prix (76.68%) and 3rd in the Freestyle to Music (79.34%)
Dutch Dressage Championship Ermelo 2017: Champion seniors
CDI3* Rotterdam 2017: winner Freestyle (74.450%) and Grand Prix (75.440%)
CDI4* Roosendaal 2017: winner Grand Prix (75.780%) and Grand Prix Special (76.333%)