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Laura Renwick wins the Glock's 5* Grand Prix

Sunday, 16 June 2019
CSI5* Glock Horse Performance Center 2019

Photo © Arnd Bronkhorst Laura Renwick and Dublin V won the CSI5* Glock’s Grand Prix. Photo © Arnd Bronkhorst.

 

Press release from EQWO Media

 


 

As three-times Glock’s Grand Prix winner and ranked as number three in the world, Martin Fuchs was of course on the shortlist of favorites for the Glock’s 5* Grand Prix with 344,000 euros of prize money for Horses and Stars at the Glock Horse Performance Center. In his preceding interview, the Swiss rider analyzed the key aspects of the course over 1.60 m, in which the riders could also achieve the FEI qualification criteria for the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. For this they had to complete the first round of this competition at the GHPC Austria with a maximum of eight penalty points.

“Today there could easily be errors at both the triple combination oxer-oxer-upright and combination 12a,b consisting of two tricky uprights, because the riders have to go for speed if they’re to keep within the allowed time. Staying focused from the first till the last jump and taking every last detail into account, these are decisive at this level,” commented the 2018 World Equestrian Games silver medalist.

Among the seven who had remained penalty-free from the first round and last to start in the jump-off, characterized by extended canters and tight turns, it was the number 63 in the world of show jumping, Laura Renwick (GBR), who took her second victory of the day following a first place in the youngster final. In the saddle of Dublin V (Vigaro x Calvados), she emerged victorious in the Glock’s 5* Grand Prix after finishing in 44.82 seconds. Awaiting the beaming British rider, alongside the elegant winner’s blanket and specially produced Glock trophy, was a prize of 86,000 euros as well as valuable world ranking points in the highest AA category. “This is my third year here as a guest and it has always been a dream of mine to win the Grand Prix. The fact that it really has happened here at the unique Glock Horse Performance Center in Treffen is unbelievable and absolutely wonderful!”

Occupying second place was the son of show jumping legend John Whitaker, the six-times Young Rider European Champion Robert Whitaker. With his experienced Holsteiner Catwalk IV (Colman x Corleone), he completed the jump-off penalty-free in 46.14 seconds. 

Today the winner of the Glock’s 5* Grand Prix in February 2019, Christian Ahlmann (GER), took third place. Currently number 13 in the world and riding Take A Chance On Me Z (Taloubet Z x Aldatus Z), he also remained penalty-free in the jump-off and took third place for Germany in 46.55 seconds. Martin Fuchs (SUI) with The Sinner (Sanvaro x Landgold 3) was also penalty-free, but his time of 47.02 was only sufficient for fourth place. 

 

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