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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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)