At this year’s Vienna Masters, the youngest prospects in the saddle as well as established, world-famous equestrian sports stars are getting their chance at a big performance in front of Vienna’s Town Hall. 13 ambitious pony riders from Austria were able to battle it out for the Wink prize in the national pony jumping championships, with the winner coming from Lower Austria.

Noelle Ruth (NÖ) und ihre Naomi waren im Pony Springen nicht zu schlagen. © Michael Graf

Noelle Ruth (NÖ) und ihre Naomi waren im Pony Springen nicht zu schlagen. © Michael Graf

Of a total of seven flawless rides, it was Noelle Ruth riding “Naomi” who was fastest with a time of just 56.21 seconds, pushing her sister Lena with 57.61 seconds into second place. Natalie Krapf, also of Lower Austria, finished third with “Balu” with a time of 59.72 seconds.

Im Pony Springen knapp geschlagen geben musste sich Naomi Ruth (NÖ) auf Lena. © Michael Graf

Im Pony Springen knapp geschlagen geben musste sich Naomi Ruth (NÖ) auf Lena. © Michael Graf

Balu sprang unter Natalie Krapf (NÖ) im Pony Springen auf Platz drei. © Michael Graf

Balu sprang unter Natalie Krapf (NÖ) im Pony Springen auf Platz drei. © Michael Graf

N1 – Wink prize
National pony jumping in order of least penalty points and fastest time
1. Naomi – Ruth, Noelle (AUT/Lower Austria) 0/56.21
2. Lena – Ruth, Naomi (AUT/Lower Austria) 0/57.61
3. Balu – Krapf, Natalie (AUT/Lower Austria) 0/59.72
4. Girlfriend – Zinsmeister, Sophie (AUT/Burgenland) 0/60.45
5. Rusty – Goess-Saurau, Ludovika (AUT/Burgenland) 0/62.86
6. Where’s the Party – Koller Ludwig, Leona (AUT/Burgenland) 0/64.52
7. Bronti – Daimer, Carla (AUT/Lower Austria) 0/68.83
8. Kiara – Borth, Ines (AUT/Lower Austria) 4/54.30
9. Leandros – Kroker, Valerie (AUT/Lower Austria) 4/54.99
10.Jorrit – Goess-Saurau, Klara (AUT/Burgenland) 4/60.82
11.Tequila du Meribon – Praunseis, Anna (AUT/Burgenland) 4/63.38
12.Candy – Wink, Francesca (AUT/Burgenland) 4/66.43
13.PV32 Orchid’s Chantal – Kuzbari, Sidra (AUT/Lower Austria) 18/92.03
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VIENNA MASTERS | LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR
Int. 5* Show-jumping | Working Equitation | Int. Pony-dressage | Show | Shopping mile | Kids area
17th-20th September 2015 | Vienna’s Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square)
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