In Memoriam - GLOCK’s Zonik N.O.P.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
GLOCK’s Zonik N.O.P. (Blue Hors Zack x Rousseau) is a very important, cornerstone stallion at Glock's Horse Performance Center both as a exquisite breeding stalllion but as premier competition horse on the world stage.
The beautiful, black Danish bred stallion made his debut in the Indoor Bra-bant in 2015 as a 7-year-old earning over 78% in the Small Tour thrilling the spectators. He went on to also capture the Small Tour victory in the 2016 Dutch Championship garnering a fantastic 81.70%.
Zonik N.O.P. made his international debut with Edward Gal in 2017 and went on to take the crown as Dutch Champion for three years in a row.
In 2018, he competed in his first World Cup and represented the Dutch Team in both the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games and the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam where he was a key player in earning the team Silver Medal.
CDIW Jumping Amsterdam is where Zonik and Gal went on to earn their personal best score with an 81.86% bringing the crowd to it's feet in celebration.
Team GLOCK released this heartfelt statement about their beloved stallion Zonik
"We mourn the loss of of Glock's Zonik 🖤
It is so unbelievable and so unreal. We are in deep shock, full of grief and horror.
We have lost our wonderful stallion, this exceptional sire, our sporting partner: GLOCK’s Zonik.
He was our equine friend and, at the same time, one of our most important breeding and competition stallions.
Zonik became lame shortly before CHIO Rotterdam and, following suspicion of a problem with a hoof, thorough examination led to diagnosis of an injury. We decided to have him operated upon and, to this end, transported him to Germany to what is indeed one of the most renowned equine veterinary clinics. The operation on GLOCK’s Zonik took place there on 13 July 2021. The operation went well but, in the recovery box, Zonik injured himself so badly that we could only put him out of his misery. He had broken both of his hind legs.
We’re lost for words right now.
We are deeply saddened and shaken to the core by the loss of our great equine friend, GLOCK’s Zonik.
He still had such a bright future ahead of him, but it was not to be. Beloved, great friend, rest in peace and shine like a star, because that is what you were; a star, truly a king.
We will always have you in our hearts and never forget you.
Thanks for having had you in our care, courtesy of Kathrin and Gaston Glock.
Thank you for having allowed us to be part of your life. It was a privilege and a blessing.
Now we have to carry on without you, and that is hard, very hard…
Rest in peace, dear Zonikie; gallop over the rainbow meadows.
We miss you."
Hans Peter, Edward, Nicole & team GLOCK