It’s just one highlight after another at the 2015 Vienna Masters! As a preliminary to the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Vienna at 18:30 this evening, the world’s best show-jumpers battled it out in the CSI5* Vienna Challenge presented by Gestüt Römerhof, with 24,500 Euro in prize money at stake. The starter list for the 1.50m event was comprised of 34 high-calibre rider-horse duos. With Longines world rankings also at stake, 15 made it through to the exciting jump-off.
It was 2013 European champion Roger Yves Bost (FRA) in the saddle of twelve-year-old stallion Pegase du Murier who ultimately came out on top. Having mastered the course in a flawless 43.28 seconds, he was congratulated by Serena Hamberg (Gestüt Römerhof) to the strains of the Marseillaise. Second placed was team gold-medal winner of the 2015 Pan-Am Games Tiffany Foster (CAN) with Brighton (0/45.21), with Alberto Zorzi of Italy taking third on AD Reflet d’Azif in 45.29 seconds.
Three Austrian riders made it to the jump-off with faultless ground circuits. In the jump-off though, Max Kühner (Tirol) on Coeur de Lion (9th place), Alpenspan team rider Gerfried Puck (Styria) on Poker Face (11th place) and his team-mate Dieter Köfler (Kärnten) on Askaban (12th place) all had to accept a drop.
03 CSI5* Vienna Challenge 2015 präsentiert vom Gestüt Römerhof
Int. Springprüfung mit Stechen 1.45/1.50 m
Wertungsprüfung für Longines World Ranking List
1. Pegase du Murier – Bost, Roger Yves (FRA) 0/43.28 jump-off
2. Brighton – Foster, Tiffany (CAN) 0/45.21 jump-off
3. Ad Reflet d’Azif – Zorzi, Alberto (ITA) 0/45.29 jump-off
4. Carib – Ryan, Thomas (IRL) 0/45.49 jump-off
5. Zekina Z – Richard Philips, Jane (SUI) 0/45.56 jump-off
6. Pironella – Deusser, Daniel (GER) 0/46.01 jump-off
7. Glock’s Zaranza – Schröder, Gerco (NED) 0/46.26 jump-off
8. Castlefield Cristobal 21 – Whitaker, John (GBR) 0/46.39 jump-off
9. Coeur de Lion 14 – Kühner, Max (AUT/T) 4/45.91 jump-off
10.Domino – Coulter, Audrey (USA) 4/46.91 jump-off
11.Poker Face – Puck, Gerfried (AUT/St) 4/47.82 jump-off
12.Askaban – Köfler, Dieter (AUT/K) 8/49.32 jump-off
It is easy to purchase tickets for the VIENNA MASTERS online. Tickets are now available directly from the event website.
Party with the show-jumping stars!
Some spectators will want to get to know the riders not only on the show-jumping course, but also up close and personal. Those in that category should not miss this year’s hotly anticipated Vienna Masters party nights! All information about the Vienna Masters official after-show parties can be found on Facebook.
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)