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Bruggink wins the Gaston Glock's Grand Prix at Magna Racino

Monday, 25 May 2015
CSI4* Magna Racino 2015

Gert Jan Bruggink and MCB Ulke. Photo (c) Bernhard Horst
Gert Jan Bruggink and MCB Ulke. Photo (c) Bernhard Horst

Every last seat was taken in Ebreischdorf Monday as the first Gaston Glock's Grand Prix Magna Racino took place. Thirty five riders were on the start list for the CSI4* Grand Prix and they all wanted their hands on the wonderful GLOCK winners trophy.

Six riders were clear and managed to qualify for the jump-off, Max Kühner, Holger Hetzel, Zuzana Zelinkova, Ondrej Zvara, Frank Schuttert and Sunday’s winner Gert-Jan Bruggink.

Austria’s Max Kühner immediately set a fast pace in the saddle of his ten-year-old Cornet Kalua (Cornet Obolensky x Platin) whith his wife Liv excitedly cheering fro him in the ‘kiss and cry area’. As Kühner encouraged Cornet Kalua to gallop he was accompanied by great applause from the spectators and crossed the finish line in a fault-free 36.56 seconds.

Kühner’s time was good and for a long time it looked like the crowd would get their home win. That was until two flying Dutchmen entered the arena as the two last riders to go.

Frank Schuttert and his KWPN gelding Winchester HS (Numero Uno x Nimmerdor) were first to take over the lead from Kühner with the jump-off time 35.55, but the excitement was not over yet. Gert Jan Bruggink is always dangerously fast and today was no exception. Aboard his KWPN mare MCB Ulke (Lux x Peter Pan) Bruggink was able to secure his second big win of the weekend as he cut off 0,87 seconds on Schuttert’s time.

“We again had the chance to ride a completely new and absolutely beautiful course”, commented Gert Jan Bruggink at the award ceremony.“It wasn’t easy – the triple and the steep-steep combination demanded full concentration. My win in the Gold Tour yesterday motivated me and after those fast rides by Max and Frank, I knew I had to give it all here.”

Source: Press release from Magna Racino

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