A canopied section with around 3000 seats, 500 VIP seats, a 3500m² arena and a colourful world of music, shopping, activities for kids and culinary delights spread over an area of around 30000m² – these are the key data of the s.Oliver Vienna Masters Festival 2016 at the trotting course at Krieau, Vienna.
Proceedings started at 8:00 sharp, with Lara Stampler-Ullrich (AUT/ST) and Querida B entering the 1.15m 2-star examination and looking to claim the DFG Event GmbH prize. The s.Oliver team member began the CSI2* competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour with an error-free lap to achieve a 12th place finish.
Brigitte Prömer of Tyrol took the opening victory, having saddled 13-year-old Oldenburger mare Chanel 418 (0/52.43). Places two and three went to Joao Robert Marinho, the vice-president and CEO of Brazil’s largest media corporation Globo Organization. Riding Coco Chanel and Toscane Briovere, he too remained error-free.
01 CSI2* Bronze Tour 1,15 m
Price of the DFG Event GmbH
1. Chanel 418 – Brigitte Prömer (AUT/T) 0/52,43
2. Coco Channel – Joao Roberto Marinho (BRA) 0/53,02
3. Toscane Briovere – Joao Roberto Marinho (BRA) 0/53,19
4. Valentino v.Z – Harry Allen (IRL) 0/53,37
5. Coriana – Sarah-Denise Fink (AUT/ST) 0/53.42
6. Before Sunrise – Brigitte Prömer (AUT/T) 0/54.66
7. Cora du Rouet – Nicole Ebner (AUT/W) 0/56.74
8. Day Dream IV – Berenice Laurent (FRA) 0/57,97
9. la Cortina – Marlis Schellenbauer (AUT/NÖ) 0/60,72
10.Contento – Melanie Hutter (AUT/W) 0/63,94
11.First Edition 2 – Karin Reichl (AUT/S) 0/65,16
12.Querida B – Lara Stampler-Ullrich (AUT/ST) 0/66.98
What else is going on on Thursday?
Today’s programme includes the opening examinations of the CSI2* Gold (1.40m), Silver (1.25m) and Bronze (1.15m) Tours, the first competition of the International Juniors Tour as well as Working Equitation.
Where the music festival is concerned, the motto is Austrian pop and Viennese songs – the highlight being a performance at around 20:30 by Hans Krankl aka Johann K., featuring Monti Beton.
There is plenty on offer for families too; beginning at 17:00 there is the big children-and-horses show with pony competitions, displays by mares and foals from the Spanish Riding School, working equitation leading-rein classes, liberty dressage and performance by the star pony Emil von Wiesenhof and his friends.