Nasser Al Ghazali claims victory in CSI2* Gold Tour

The starting bell was rung 35 times in today’s CSI2* Gold Tour Final presented by Alpenspan – once for every horse and rider duo tackling the 1.45m high course. It proved to be a stiff test, with just two participants managing a flawless ride and hence qualifying for the jump-off. Austria’s Mario Bichler (Styria), riding his nine-year-old Mecklenburg gelding Don Dickson, made it over the obstacles without errors but picked up a time penalty point, thereby finishing third.

Der Sieger vom CSI2* Alpenspan Gold Tour Finale: Nasser Al Ghazi (KSA) Argtelith Squid. © Michael Graf

Der Sieger vom CSI2* Alpenspan Gold Tour Finale: Nasser Al Ghazi (KSA) Argtelith Squid. © Michael Graf

That left Alice Janout (Lower Austria) on Vodka Lime and Nasser Al Ghazali (QAT) on Argelith Squid to battle it out for the victory. In the saddle of his nine-year-old Gibraltar stallion, the ambitious Qatari finished with his nose narrowly in front with an impressive time of 39.95 seconds, consigning the 2012 Austrian champion to second place. Despite tripping twice on the obstacles, the European Young Rider Championships competitor Willi Fischer from Upper Austria was able to secure ninth position, riding the jump-happy Colmar 2.

Nasser Al Ghazali (QAT) und Argelith Squid. © Michael Graf

Nasser Al Ghazali (QAT) und Argelith Squid. © Michael Graf

Alice Janout (NÖ) und Wodka Lime holten Platz zwei im CSI2* Alpenspan Gold Tour Finale. © Michael Graf

Alice Janout (NÖ) und Wodka Lime holten Platz zwei im CSI2* Alpenspan Gold Tour Finale. © Michael Graf

"Mr. Alpenspan" Wolfgang Pirker gratuliert dem Drittplatzierten Mario Bichler auf Don Dickson von Steirer zu Steirer. © Andreas Schnitzlhuber - www.scan-pictures.net

“Mr. Alpenspan” Wolfgang Pirker gratuliert dem Drittplatzierten Mario Bichler auf Don Dickson von Steirer zu Steirer. © Andreas Schnitzlhuber – www.scan-pictures.net

14 – CSI2* Gold Tour Final presented by Alpenspan

International 1.45m jumping examination with jump-off

Points examination for LONGINES rankings

1. Argelith Squid – Al Ghazali, Nasser (QAT) 0/39.95 jump-off

2. Wodka Lime – Janout, Alice (AUT/NÖ) 0/40.57 jump-off

3. Don Dickson – Bichler, Mario (AUT/St) 1/71.07

4. Atessa B L H – Kellnerova, Anna (CZE) 4/67.33

5. Be Gentle – Walker, Nicole (CAN) 4/68.52

6. Cupido Z – Straumann, Flaminia (SUI) 4/70.14

7. Evita van de Veldbalie – Newlands, Wesley (CAN) 4/70.32

8. Arizona Pie 9 – Al Thani, Sheikh Khalifa Abdula (QAT) 5/72.01

9. Colmar 2 – Fischer, Willi (AUT/OÖ) 8/67.93

10.Quentucky Jolly – Heise, Emma (USA) 8/68.41

10.Heartbreaker 5 – Ziebicki, Michal (POL) 8/68.41

12.Walona – Pohl, Nicola (GER) 8/68.92

Result

Gustavo Mirabal wins CSI2* Bronze Tour Treble

Competing in the CSI2* Bronze Tour at the Vienna Masters, Venezuelan Gustavo Mirabal was simply in a class of his own! With a masterful performance on his twelve-year-old Belgian mare G and C Lucy, he claimed victories in both qualifying competitions as well as the final (presented by Lenz Moser). A total of 30 rider-horse partnerships entered the 1.20m jumping competition, with 13 of them making it through to the jump-off.

Gustavo Mirabal (VEN) und G And C Lucy waren im CSI2* Bronze Tour Finale presented by Lenz Moser die Sieger. © Michael Graf

Gustavo Mirabal (VEN) und G And C Lucy waren im CSI2* Bronze Tour Finale presented by Lenz Moser die Sieger. © Michael Graf

With a flawless completion of the course in just 31.90 seconds, Gustavo took first place ahead of R34 team rider Katharina Biber (AUT/Lower Austria) on Arpeggio’s Son (0/32.39). Sheik Hasan Bin Rashi (BRN) was delighted to secure third place in the saddle of his 14-year-old HBR Urano with a time of 35.86 seconds. Other finishers representing Austria were Josefina Goess-Saurau (Burgenland), Andreas Mühlsätter (Tyrol), Magdalena Margreiter (Lower Austria), Brigitte Prömer (Tyrol), Natalie Magyer (Lower Austria) and Marie Christine Sebesta (Vienna).

Katharina Biber (NÖ) und Arpeggio's Son. © Michael Graf

Katharina Biber (NÖ) und Arpeggio’s Son. © Michael Graf

Sheikh Hasan Bin Rashi und HBR Urano. © Michael Graf

Sheikh Hasan Bin Rashi und HBR Urano. © Michael Graf

13 – CSI2* Bronze Tour Final presented by Lenz Moser

International 1.20m jumping examination with jump-off

1. G And C Lucy – Mirabal, Gustavo (VEN) 0/31.90 jump-off

2. Arpeggio’s Son – Biber, Katharina (AUT/NÖ) 0/32.39 sec jump-off

3. HBR Urano – Al Khalifa, Sh. Hasan Bin Rashi (BRN) 0/35.86 jump-off

4. Chanel de Tiji Z – Goess-Saurau, Josefina (AUT/B) 0/36.68 jump-off

5. Sunday Hit – Mühlstätter, Andreas (AUT/T) 0/36.71 jump-off

6. Uriko van Sint Antoniushoeve – Store, Alicia (GBR) 0/37.04 jump-off

7. Cassiair – Margreiter, Magdalena (AUT/NÖ) 0/41.73 jump-off

8. Loroville – Prömer, Brigitte (AUT/T) 4/33.09 jump-off

9. Corona 2 – Magyer, Natalie (AUT/NÖ) 4/33.62 jump-off

10.Olala 2 – Sebesta, Marie Christine (AUT/W) 4/34.44 jump-off

11.Avalon 305 – Hodgson, Guy (GBR) 9/47.86 jump-off

12.Be Eme Chanel N.5 – Baraggioli, Maria Cristina (ITA) eliminated jump-off

Result

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