Martin Fuchs (SUI) hopes to be able to repeat his GLOCK’s CSI3* Grand Prix victory of 2012 on Sunday with Picsou du Chene © Michael Rzepa
How exciting it was! Today 46 participants registered in the starting list of the CSI3* GLOCK’s Perfection Tour. This weekend they rode not only for victory but also to gain points for the Longines world ranking list. The show jumping over 1.40 m included two phases. Only those who mastered the seven obstacles without any faults made it into the second phase and were serious contenders for victory.
In the end, it was indeed one of the most talented young riders in the world who was delighted to receive the wonderful GLOCK’s trophy. Swiss-born Martin Fuchs performed an unfettered round with twelve-year-old Selle Française gelding Picsou du Chene in the tournament arena of GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER and, with a fault-free time of 26.97 seconds, he couldn’t be beaten by anyone.
“Picsou du Chene is in great form. I will ride him tomorrow in the GLOCK’s CSI3* Grand Prix and hope to win again” said the Gold medal winner of the Olympic Youth Games in Singapore in his winner’s interview.
Second place in GLOCK’s Perfection Tour also went to a young shooting star. Nineteen-year-old Bertram Allen (IRL) piloted Aminko N, progeny of Numero Uno x Corland, equally fault-free through the course in 27.28 seconds and once again delivered a real demonstration of talent.
Many cheers went to the third-placed rider. In the saddle of twelve-year-old GLOCK’s Prince de Vaux (Flipper D’Elle x Super De Bourriere), double Olympic silver medallist, current Team World Champion and GLOCK Rider, Gerco Schröder (NED), delivered a perfect ride in a fault-free time of 27.75 seconds.
Max Kühner (AUT/T) and eight-year-old mare Electric Touch (Untouchable Z x Ti’s Voltaire) made it to seventh place in an equally fault-free time of 28.36 seconds, providing the best result for Austria.
Source: Glock Horse Performance Center
13 – CSI3* GLOCK’s PERFECTION TOUR Int. jumping competition in 2 phases, 1.45 m
Counting for the Longines World Ranking List
1. Picsou du Chene – Fuchs Martin (SUI) 0/26.97 sec
2. Aminko N – Allen Bertram (IRL) 0/27.28 sec
3. Glock’s Prince de Vaux – Schröder Gerco (NED) 0/27.75 sec
4. Connelly 2 – Bruggink Gert Jan (NED) 0/27.94 sec
5. Sportsmann S – Jung Michael (GER) 0/28.11 sec
6. Lafayette III – Estermann Paul (SUI) 0/28.27 sec
7. Electric Touch – Kühner Max (AUT/T) 0/28.36 sec
8. Domingo – Bruynseels Niels (BEL) 0/29.01 sec
9. Corbinian – Guerdat Steve (SUI) 0/30.02 sec
10. Chaccorina – Kutscher Marco (GER) 0/31.24 sec
11. Last Minute – Hetzel Holger (GER) 0/32.16 sec
12. Que Sera – Hargreaves Julia (AUS) 0/35.34 sec