Triple Victory for Ben Maher in Madrid
Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W, literally triumph in Madrid Longines Global Champions Tour, taking victory individually and as a team in the GCL Class with London Knights and giving a lesson to everyone in the CSI5* Grand Prix as he was the only one to take off 1 stride in the last line of the jump-off. A special podium for this Grand Prix as Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) on H&M Harley vd Bisschop and Eduardo Alvarez Aznar (ESP) on Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot sign the exact same time and share the 2nd place.
McLain Ward reigns on New York
McLain Ward (USA) & Clinta dominate the Longines CSI5* Grand Prix at the Longines Masters of New York. Peder Fredricson (SWE) & Hansson WL sign the 2nd best time of a 14 riders jump-off and Erynn Ballard (CAN) concludes a fantastic weekend by completing the podium on Fantast. Erynn was victorious 2 days before in the "crazy fast" Longines Speed Challenge. A 100% women top 3 as Brianne Goutal-Marteau & Kristen Vanderveen finish 2nd & 3rd. Catherine Wachtell (USA) & Indy van de Roten top the Under 25 Grand Prix and Madison Goetzmann continues her great season on Prestigious, winning the CSI2* Grand Prix.
Beezie Madden, Queen of Paris
Beezie Madden (USA) & Breitling LS win the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris. Devin Ryan (USA) & Eddie Blue sign an amazing performance to claim 2nd place of the final and Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) & Toveks Mary Lou jump a fantastic championship to finish 3rd on the overall ranking. Isabell Werth (GER) stays unbeatable on Weihegold OLD and win the FEI World Cup Final of Dressage in front of Laura Graves (USA) & Verdades who signed an amazing weekend. 3rd place goes to Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) on Unee BB.
Edwina wins again in the LGCT Grand Prix of Miami Beach
Already winner in 2016, Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) rides California to victory in the 2018 LGCT Grand Prix of Miami Beach. Bassem Hassan Mohammed (QAT) & Gunder sign the only other double clear round to take 2nd place and Darragh Kenny (IRL) complete the podium on Cassini Z. The Global Champions League goes to Prague Lions thanks to Gerco Schröder on Glock's London & Anna Kellnerova on Classic.