Friday, 14 June 2019 CSI5* CSI2* CSIYH1* 2019

Super! Will ahead of Fuchs and Sellon in the GLOCK’s Perfection Tour

The list of starters in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour over 1.50 m read like a Who’s Who of the show jumping scene, with 10 of the top 100 riders in the world travelling to Carinthia to claim their share of the generous prize purse of almost 600,000 euros.

Two-times GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner Christian Ahlmann had already commented on the technically demanding task: “At this level it isn’t just the height that’s decisive, but also how the rider-horse duo deals with the technical challenge. Especially in the turns and stand-off distances you can spot how well a horse reacts to the rider’s aids.”

With 62,000 euros of prize money at stake, the competition course led over13 obstacles with 16 jumps, including two double and one triple combination.

The first of a total of five Longines Ranking competitions this weekend was decided in the jump-off, opened by Paris Sellon (USA) and Cassandra with a magnificent clear round. The time of 50.20 seconds meant an outstanding third place in this selective competition for the 27-year-old partner of top Swiss show jumper Martin Fuchs. The silver medallist of Tryon 2018 and three-times GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner is currently in 3rd place 3 in the Longines Ranking and was therefore of course one of the favourites in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour. In the saddle on his eleven-year-old Oldenburg competition horse The Sinner, Fuchs finished the competition in second place (0/49.39).

Victory and the associated 15,000 euro prize were secured by 31-year-old David Will from Germany, riding 13-year-old Selle Francaise mare Spring Dark across the line in an unbeatable time of 47.03 seconds.

“It’s always a great honour to have the chance to be here and today was definitely my best victory. Spring Dark is in great form right now and we have great hopes of the Grand Prix on Sunday”, said a beaming David Will in the winner’s interview.

05 CSI5* GLOCK's Perfection Tour
Int. jumping competition with jump-off (1.50 m)
Counts for the Longines Ranking (Group C)

1. Spring Dark - David Will (GER) 0/47.03 in jump-off
2. The Sinner - Martin Fuchs (SUI) 0/49.39 in jump-off
3. Cassandra - Paris Sellon (USA) 0/50.20 in jump-off
4. Dublin V - Laura Renwick (GBR) 0/51.68 in jump-off
5. Jet Run - Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) 4/49.05 in jump-off
6. Royce - Margie Goldstein-Engle (USA) 16/55.52 in jump-off
7. Connery - Luca Maria Moneta (ITA) 1/78.30
8. Gravity Of Greenhill - Julien Anquetin (FRA) 4/71.91
9. Full House Ter Linden Z - Gregory Wathelet (BEL) 4/74.27
10. Sterrehof’s Edinus - Marc Houtzager (NED) 4/74.53
11. Abrisco V - Pal Flam (NOR) 4/75.78
12. Kastar Hof Ten Zoetendaele - Alvaro Diaz Garcia (ESP) 4/76.98
Link to results

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GLOCK Trophy for the beaming winner David Will (GER) in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour on the Opening Day of Horses & Stars 2019. © Nini Schäbel

Unbeatable David Will (GER) and Spring Dark in the first of five Longines Ranking tests in the CSI5* International Show Jumping. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Second place in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour over 1.50 m for three-times GLOCK’s Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs (SUI) and The Sinner. © Arnd Bronkhorst

Paris Sellon (USA) and Cassandra delighted by their third place in the CSI5* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour, featuring a prize purse of 62,000 euros. © Arnd Bronkhorst