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John Whitaker and Argento take the Glock's 4* Grand Prix

Sunday, 07 July 2013

The legendary John Whitaker en route to his win in Treffen. Photo by © Michael Rzepa.The highlight class of the day in Treffen, the GLOCK's 4* Grand Prix, went to the legendary John Whitaker riding Argento (Arko III x Gasper). Glock Horse Performance Center was filled with spectators, who watched the best showjumpers in the world fighting for the 300,000 Euro prize money as well as valuable ranking points. The 1.60 track was demanding enough, and also served as an important qualification for the World Equestrian Games 2014. Fourteen of the 42 riders went on to the jump-off, but nobody could do anything with John.

Aboard the 11 year old stallion the British rider really went for the first prize of 75,000 Euro, leaving no risk untaken to cross the finish line on a time of 45.37 seconds. Max Kühner and the 13 year old Holsteiner stallion Coeur de Lion (Coriano x Cassini I) also produced a brave round to finish second in 46.01. For the third place it was a case of like father, like son as Robert Whitaker took this spot on Catwalk IV (Colman x Corleone) at a time of 46.67 seconds.

Earlier in the day home rider Thomas Frühmann took home the two star Grand Prix, riding The Sixth Sense.

Click here for full results.

06 | GLOCK'S 4* GRAND PRIX 1.60 m

1. Argento - Whitaker John (GBR) 0 45.37 - im Stechen
2. Coeur de Lion - Kühner Max (GER) 0 46.01 - im Stechen
3. Catwalk IV - Whitaker Robert (GBR) 0 46.67 - im Stechen
4. Croesus - Mändli Beat (SUI) 0 47.53 - im Stechen
5. Bernadien van Westuur - Terceira Jillian (BER) 0 49.50 - im Stechen
6. Urleven van de Helle - Mallat Maiju (FIN) 0 51.90 - im Stechen
7. Qarat de la Loge - Epaillard Julien (FRA) 4 45.93 - im Stechen
8. VDL Groep Sapphire B - Vleuten Maikel van der (NED) 4 46.17 - im Stechen
9. Sterrehof's Tamino - Houtzager Marc (NED) 4 46.53 - im Stechen
10.S.I.E.C. Livello - Augustsson Angelica (SWE) 4 47.01 - im Stechen
11.Leonie W - Nieberg Lars (GER) 4 48.29 - im Stechen
12.Audi's Wizard - Biessen Ivo (NED) 4 49.39 - im Stechen
13.Luikka - Bettinger Marc (GER) 4 49.56 - im Stechen
14.Romanov - Allen Bertram (IRL) 8 43.31 - im Stechen

Source: Press release from Glockpress

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