CSI 5*

Ales Opatrny & Forewer Fly to First in €40,120 GCL Individual Speed Challenge CSI 5*

Prague, Czech Republic – November 18, 2021 – To the delight of Czech equestrian fans present at the stunning O2 Arena, Ales Opatrny (CZE) and Forewer flew to first in the €40,120 First GCL individual Speed Challenge CSI 5* last Thursday during the Global Champions Prague Playoffs.

Opatrny (CZE) and the 10-year-old bay Czech Warmblood gelding (Caruso 279 / Grossadmiral) overcame 56 other combinations in the 1.45m/1.50m challenge by clearing all the obstacles and blazing through the timers in 57.52 seconds.

Bryan Balsiger (SUI) and Dubai du Bois Pinchet (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Andiamo) claimed the second spot on the podium backed by a penalty-free effort in 59.01 seconds.

Titouan Schumacher (FRA) and Atome Z (Amadeus Z*Brimbelles x Toulon) also registered a clean scorecard, securing bronze honors in 59.97 seconds.

Final Results – €40,120 1st GCL individual classification CSI 5*

1) Ales Opatrny (CZE) & Forewer – 0 / 57.52

2) Bryan Balsiger (SUI) & Dubai du Bois Pinchet – 0 / 59.01

3) Titouan Schumacher (FRA) & Atome Z – 0 / 59.97

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Photo: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso