United Touch S (by Untouched) in 2015 – Photo: Rick Helmink
Five years ago, the spectacular powerhouse United Touch S (by Untouched) at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf jumped into the hearts of German breeders. He became reserve champion in Warendorf as a five-year-old. Since then, several top riders have been on his back, including Willem Greve, but the powerhouse has not yet won internationally. Since yesterday he has won the first (national) Grand Prix: United Touch won the Grand Prix of Warendorf under Richard Vogel.
United Touch S is a horse with a giant gallop that seems to be able to jump over a house, but his spectacular way of cantering and jumping seems to get in the way sometimes too. Internationally, the ten-year-old Untouched son was hardly at the forefront.
After some time in the Netherlands (with Willem Greve and Bart Bles), the brown one is now being ridden by Richard Vogel. In the qualifying test, the stallion inbred to Classic Touch still had two bars, in the Grand Prix the stallion jumped flawlessly and in 39.28 seconds in the jump-off to the win of the 1.45m. S*GP.
With this he defeated, among others, the Holsteiner stallion Catch (by Colman) with Rolf Göran Bengtsson, who only took a tenth longer in the jump-off. Ten-year-old Cyber Zirkeline (by Comme il faut), a reincarnation of Ratina Z who finished fourth at the Bundeschampionat as a six-year-old, now finished third in the Grand Prix for 8-year-olds and older horses who previously participated in the Bundeschampionate.
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