Thursday, 07 June 2018 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* GHPC

Ready for Horses & Stars! Austria’s sole 5* show jumping tournament begins

From June 8th till 10th 2018, the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER AUSTRIA is opening its gates for a 5-star event for the fifth time. Expected at International Show Jumping are the best riders in the world from 17 nations, accompanied by more than 150 horses. There’s a heady atmosphere of anticipation because, as every year, the number of nominated top athletes is outstandingly high.

Twelve bouts of excitement on the course
From Friday till Sunday at GHPC Austria, spectators can cheer on their own, personal idols a total of twelve times. At stake for the riders are not only prize money totalling 596,000 euros but also, on five occasions, points for the World Ranking list and the potential to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2019 European Championships. So it’s no wonder that, alongside the 25 riders from among the current top 100 in the world, numerous Olympic winners, World and European Champions have announced their participation.

The opening competitions for all tours will take place on Friday (08/06) from 9am. From this moment on, spectators will be able to marvel at exciting sport, ranging from seven and eight-year-old youngster horses to the professionals, with entry free. The highlight will be the GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix, with prize money totalling 345,000 euros, starting on Sunday (10/06) at around 3:30pm.

The crème de la crème of the show jumping elite are here
Alongside the red-white-red top athletes including Austria’s number one Max Kühner (T), top female Julia Kayser (T) and shooting star Miklos-Tassilo Csillaghy (W), spectators can also look forward to appearances by GLOCK Rider Gerco Schröder (NED), GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix winner Steve Guerdat (SUI) and Martin Fuchs (SUI), overall World Cup winner Beezie Madden (USA) and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Daniel Deusser (GER).

GLOCK perfection meets equestrian sport
The exclusivity of the event is reflected not only in the high calibre starting field. The very special flair of tournaments held at GHPC Austria is internationally renowned and bears the signature of the CEO, Kathrin Glock, in every last detail. Awaiting competitors and visitors alike are not only the sporting highlights but also a veritable world of enchantment in which breathtaking design, exquisite dining, captivating live acts and moving contributions to charities for people and animals in need take centre stage.

Industrialist Gaston Glock handed his wife Kathrin responsibility for achieving international positioning of the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER in 2010. Today not only world champions, Olympic medal holders and European champions but also international show stars are delighted to attend as guests.

GLOCK’s Entertainment in the Riders Lounge

“Horses and Stars” stands for GLOCK-style, high-class entertainment awaiting guests in the exclusive Riders Lounge:

• Gourmet entertainment by and with Alfons Schuhbeck
• Wellness Lounge (manicure, pedicure, massage)
• Styling Lounge with star stylist Eren Bektas and his team
• Kids Lounge with creative supervision
• Cinema Lounge for little cinema fans
• Dog Wellness – the very finest dog massage with Manfred Kellenc
• Top-class international show acts

Autograph hour with pop star Dieter Bohlen
Because of the many requests by fans, the super-talent juror will be giving autographs on Friday  8 June 2018 from 3pm till 4pm in the Public Lounge at the GHPC Austria. Simply drop in and meet Dieter Bohlen up close. The Public Lounge on the Glock Horse Performance Center site is accessible free of charge. 

Free entry to the Cooking Lounge
German star chef Alfons Schuhbeck will again be delighting all in his Cooking Lounge at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER. Here the cooking shows take place on Friday and Saturday at 11am, 2pm and 5pm and on Sunday at 11am and 2pm. All tournament guests enjoy free entry to the cooking shows.

Free entry to all sporting competitions
The tournament arena is accessible to all visitors free of charge. In the Kids Lounge and at the Pony Riding area, fun and entertainment are guaranteed for the youngsters. Dogs have been considered too: in the Dog Lounge there’s plenty of sustenance and the very finest of massages (by appointment and subject to availability) for your four-legged friends.

Fully informed
All the information about the competitions, daily summaries, lots of photos and news, along with a live stream and videos of International Show Jumping at the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER, are all to be found at

What: International Show Jumping
When: 08-10/06/2018
VIP day-tickets: call +43 664 88 73 44 01
Free entry to all competitive events

Austrian Max Kühner has long been at the forefront of the world’s elite and will be representing the red-white-red colours at the GHPC Austria. © Michael Rzepa

It was with GLOCK’s Lausejunge that GLOCK rider Gerco Schröder achieved a leading placing in the 2017 GLOCK’s 5* Grand Prix and, this year too, he counts among the favourites. © Michael Rzepa