The GHPC indoor arena was filled up to the last seat on Saturday for the CSI3* Gaston Glock’s Championat. The audience kept their fingers crossed for all of the 34 participants in this 1.50 class, with a jump-off. The competition was the second chance to qualify for Sunday's CSI3* Grand Prix, and also counted for the Longines Ranking.
Eight combinations managed to remain penalty-free over the first round track. Like in the first round, Netherland's Gert-Jan Bruggink was the first to go in the jump-off and he remained unbeatable until the end. With his 15-year-old KWPN mare MCB Ulke (Lux x Peter Pan), Bruggink took the risks and was rewarded with a fast time in 40.52 seconds. This was the second big Glock success for the Dutch rider after his victory in the Gaston Glock’s Grand Prix in Magna Racino in May last year.
Second place went to Poland's Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski and Crazy Quick (Chacco-Blue x Quick Star). They were beaten just by a fractions, finishing the jump-off in 40.76 seconds. Third place went to Great Britain's William Whitaker on Balibu (Baloubet du Rouet x Grannus).
Source: Press release from Equestrian Worldwide // Picture © Michael Rzepa
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