Germany’s Eva Bitter won the CSI3* 100.000 Euro Glock’s Grand Prix in Treffen on Sunday, at a full seated Glock Horse Performance Center. Aboard the 14-year-old stallion Perigueux (Perpignon x Stakkato), the German lady rider was the one leading the way in the competition counting 43 combinations.
Eventually only seven riders cleared the first round track consisting of thirteen fences and sixteen jumps, with the narrow upright at fence six as well as the final oxer placed as fence thirteen proving to make the most trouble for the horses and riders.
The jump-off track was shortened to nine jumps, and the six skilled horse-rider pairs made it really exciting to watch. In the end it was two-time German champion and winner of the Glock's 2014 CSI2 * Grand Prix that went out superior with a time of 42.38 seconds to take the victory. "First and foremost I want to thank my horse and his groom Sabine. We have done some great team work," smiled the winner afterwards. "I am very proud to be on top with such a strong field of riders, and it was a wonderful week here. Thanks to Gaston and Kathrin Glock!"
Bitter’s compatriot Holger Hetzel followed in second with his 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding Legioner (Limbus x Calido I), stopping the clock at 45.26 seconds. Sweden’s Charlotte Mordasini finished third on Tiny Toon Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Kannan) with a time of 45.47 seconds. Glock rider Gerco Schröder was just outside the podium to end fourth.
Source: Press release from Equestrian Worldwide // Picture © Michael Rzepa
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