Martin Fuchs & Cool and Easy Ph. © GHPC/ Michael Rzepa
Previously winning the feature class in 2012 (CSI3 *) and 2017 (CSI5 *), twenty-five year old Swiss rider Martin Fuchs has now won his third GLOCK’s Grand Prix victory. Aboard the 14-year-old Holsteiner by Contender, Cool And Easy on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Fuchs jumped to an unbeatable time in the GLOCK’s 3 * Grand Prix in 43.30 seconds.
“I’ve been riding Cool And Easy since November, he’s an incredibly fast and easy-riding horse, who always jumps great in the tournament and with Hans-Dieter Dreher he has already won the five-star Grand Prix and I hope that will help me,” said Fuchs. “It’s one of my favorite shows here because it addresses the needs of riders, horses and grooms, and my horses. I [enjoy coming here and I think that is reflected] in the results. ”
Not only is this Fuch’s third GLOCK’s Grand Prix win, this is also his third Grand Prix win thus far into 2018— Longines Grand Prix of Basel CSI5* and Longines Grand Prix at Zurich CSI5*-W being his first major victories in the new season.
Olympic, World and European champions were in attendance at the GLOCK Horse Performance Center bringing the flair of international top-level jumping to Austria. The audience ranks were filled to the last seat and each combination was greeted with motivating applause.
Thirty-seven combinations addressed the course with 11 moving on to the second round. Latvia’s Kristaps Neretnieks and the 13-year-old Cornet Obolensky son Moon Ray, jumped to second in 43.98 seconds. Third went to Belgium’s Wilm Vermeir, with his only 9-year-old, Belgian stallion DM Jacqmotte in 44.93 seconds.
Full results here.