Tuesday, 02 May 2017 Kootwijk (NED) & Shanghai (CHN)

GLOCK’s Zonik makes his Grand Prix debut, GLOCK’s Lausejunge scores points in Shanghai

GLOCK Rider Edward Gal had already announced the grand prix debut of 9-year-old GLOCK’s Zonik at the start of the year. The time came at the national show in Kootwijk on the 29th of April. This nine-year-old stallion raised in Denmark (Blue Hors Zack x GLOCK’s Romanov x Don Schufro) was presented for the first time at this level by GLOCK Rider Edward Gal in Kootwijk (NED) and received 76.05% for his performance. “I’m just so happy with his performance. Of course he still has to gain experience and a sense of routine for everything to improve in terms of harmony, but Zonik is already on firm ground” was Edward’s altogether contented comment on the successfully debut.

Meanwhile GLOCK’s Lausejunge, with GLOCK Rider Gerco Schröder, had gone to the starting line in Shanghai (China) for the Longines Global Champions Tour. Two penalty-free, harmonious rounds gave Gerco an outstanding ninth place in the 5-star Global Champions League show jumping on Friday April 28th. What’s more, with Don Diego he managed twelfth place in the CSI5* jumping competition against the clock over 1.45 m on Sunday.

Dream Team: Edward Gal and piano-black GLOCK’s Zonik in perfect harmony. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Edward Gal was more than satisfied with talented GLOCK’s Zonik’s Grand Prix debut. © Arnd Bronkhorst

What a horse! GLOCK’s Zonik put on an outstanding show at his grand prix debut in Kootwijk. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Old hand: GLOCK’s Lausejunge chilling in his stall in Shanghai. © GHPC