All paths lead to the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER – Equestrian stars at the CSI5*

All paths lead to the GLOCK HORSE PERFORMANCE CENTER – Equestrian stars at the CSI5*

They’re from Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Estonia and Finland, France, Ireland and Italy, Germany as well as England, Libya, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Sweden, Turkey, Austria and the USA.

For four days from July 24th until 27th, 2014, 120 riders from 22 nations with more than 250 horses will provide sporting highlights on the show jumping course. In the five star show-jumping premiere, visitors will be able to cross their fingers for a good third of the currently best show jumping riders worldwide! Amongst them not less than seven Olympic winners, seven world champions, eight world cup winners, 22 European and four US champions.

Surely fingers are crossed particularly tightly for the twice silver medal winner of the London Olympic Games 2012. In his first start as a GLOCK team member, Gerco Schroeder (NED), currently ranking 15th worldwide, will participate with the beautiful chestnut stallion GLOCK's London in the GHPC. With Maikel van der Vleuten, Marc Houtzager and Jur Vrieling, the complete silver team of the Olympic Games 2012 London will be participating in the five star premiere and, together with Harrie Smolders and Gert-Jan Bruggink, consists of no fewer than six riders from the world ranking top 100.

Gold medals in Olympic Games, world and European championships are also part of the CV of one of Germany’s most famous rider. In addition, Marcus Ehning won the world cup three times, European championship silver and world championship and European bronze. Also the victory in the overall standings of the Global Champions Tour 2010 is amongst the milestones of the current number four in the world. Amongst others, he is supported by world cup winner and runner-up in the European championships, Daniel Deusser, as the world’s number nine, along with world and European champion as well as world cup winner Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, and the three-time European champion Marco Kutscher.

Currently best female show-jumping rider Elizabeth 'Beezie' Madden, as the world’s number ten, leads the group of US-American female riders. Part of her collection of trophies are Olympic team gold as well as individual bronze, two gold medals and one silver medal in Pan-American Games and innumerable winner’s cups from international tests. She was a model for many female riders when she entered the top 3 world ranking in 2004. Her team mates Reed Kessler, Katherine Dinan, Lucy Davis and Lauren Hough complete the successful female quintet.

A strong Swiss guard with Olympic winner and European champion Steve Guerdat at the top, who, together with runner-up in the Olympic games, world cup winner and runner up in the European championships Beat Maendli, Paul Estermann and young talent Martin Fuchs, represents Switzerland.

Presenting an athletic challenge are the Brits with John Whitaker, as defending champion in the Gaston Glock's Grand Prix. Whitaker being described as a “Living Legend”, as the most successful show jumping rider of his country, has been able to gather more than 18 medals in Olympic games, world and European championships.

In addition world champion Jos Lansink also takes part in the CSI5* events. The Belgian rider won his title in 2006 in Aachen and, in addition to numerous Grand Prix victories, he can also refer to world championship bronze, EM gold, silver and bronze.

Fingers-crossed also for Austria, which would like to score with its two highly successful evergreens Hugo Simon and Thomas Fruehmann, Julia Kayser (Tyrol) and GLOCK Rider Robert Puck, as well as the promising candidates for this year’s World Equestrian Games, Stefanie Bistan (Lower Austria), Stefan Eder (Salzburg), Roland Englbrecht (Upper Austria), Alice Janout (Lower Austria), Christian Juza (Salzburg) and Markus Saurugg (Styria).

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