Great victorys and even greater Goodbyes

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Great victorys and even greater Goodbyes

AlpenspanA perfect week lies behind the Alpenspan Teamnriders, who competed at the Austrian show jumping championships in St. Margarethen, the Austrian dressage championships at Schindlhof and at the Longines Global Championstour of Rom (ITA).

Stolzer Peter! Peter Gmoser freute sich über den Meistertitel seiner Belinda. © Privat
Proud! Peter Gmoser was happy for his Belinda. © Privat

Belinda Weinbauer makes Peter proud!
The longtime partner of Alpenspan Teamrider Peter Gmoser, Belinda Weinbauer, managed to deliver a truly outstanding result at the Austrian dressage Championships. Riding Söhnlein Brilliant MJ, she ended the 13-year winning streak of Victoria Max-Theurer und secured the title. It is probably unnecessary to say how proud Peter was when you look at the picture.

Gerfied Puck saves the Alpenspan Victory!
It was Styrias Gerfried Puck, who scored from 7th to 11th of September in St Margarethen for Alpenspan. With Cola, he remainded two times fault-free in the Youngster Classes up to Heights of 1,05 metres. A little bit higher was the first round of the austrian championships and here, Gerfried and Davey placed sixth over 1,50 metres! Furthermore, the Grand Prix of St Margarethen led the riders over heights of 1,40 metres and again it was Gerfried Puck who scored for Alpenspan! He gained the Alpenspan-Victory on Bo 3!

Dieter was the best of Austrias Champions!
With a phenomenal third place in the second round of the Austrian Championships, Dieter Köfler scored high and finished the overall ranking as Alpenspans Best Man in the Championship Classes! With his successful horse Askaban 15 he placed forth in the overall ranking.

Govonni benefits from home advantage!
The italien showjumper and successfull Alpenspan Team Member Gianni Govonni celebrated a bunch of placements at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Rom (ITA/08.-11.09.). It was on Saturday (09.09.), when he finished second in the 1,50 metres high CSI5* class riding his Chin Chin-Daughter Winn Winn. Only Great Britains Laura Renwick was on Helidor Hybris faster. Furthermore, Gianni and his KWPN-gelding Antonio placed 17th for Alpenspan in the 1,60 metres high Longines Global Champions Tour class.

Emotional retirements
„I am happy he has a 13-year old girl who cares a lot fro him“, commented Austrias Showjumping Star and Alpenspan Team Rider Thomas Frühmann the actual living situation of his horse The Sixth Sense. Upcoming saturday (17.09.) the Gelding will officially be send in his deserving retirement during the s.Oliver Vienna Masters Event. Therefore, and also because of Thomas´ retirement of active sports riding, the Alpenspan Rider gave an interview for the ORF program Sport am Sonntag on 11th of September. Why we don´t have to be dissappointed now – the 65-year old rider will stay in sports as coach and instructor.

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​This article was written by EQUESTRIAN WORLDWIDE – EQWO.net on behalf of Alpenspan.