Ben Maher, Master of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour
Ben Maher (GBR) & Explosion W confirmed their unbelievable domination winning the Final Grand Prix of Doha and taking the overall victory of the 2018 LGCT circuit. Peder Fredricson (SWE) & Hansson WL and Harrie Smolders (NED) on Don VHP Z N.O.P. complete the podium of the Grand Prix while Harrie Smolders (NED) & Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) rise on the overall circuit podium beside Ben. Ben triumph as well with his teammates, Emily Moffitt, Olivier & Nicola Philippaerts and Martin Fuchs as London Knights take 1st place in Doha last GCL competition and top the 2018 Global Champions League Overall Championship.
Conor Swail is best in Tryon's Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix
Conor Swail (IRL) & Rubens LS La Silla triumph in the $384,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* of Tryon. With only 3 riders at the jump-off, Conor signs the only double clear round. Paul O'Shea (IRL) rides Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu to 2nd place while Margie Engle (USA) complete the podium on Royce.
Tryon 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games : Highlights
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Sameh El Dahan triumph in Spruce Meadows
Egyptian rider, Sameh El Dahan rides Suma's Zorro to victory in the prestigious CP 'International' CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows Masters. Maikel Van Der Vleuten (NED) & his fantastic Verdi TN take 2nd place with the only other double clear round while Beezie Madden (USA) & Coach complete the podium with only 1 time fault in the 2nd round.
Explosion of joy for Ben Maher in Rome LGCT
Ben Maher (GBR) rides Poden's farm, Explosion W, to 1st place in Rome LGCT Grand Prix but also secures his victory of the 2018 LGCT Overall Championships. 2nd place of the GP goes to Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Cantinero and Jos Verlooy complete the podium on Caracas. The CSI2* Grand Prix goes to Ellen Whitaker (GBR) & Casaktie and Miami Celtics are best in the Global Champions League thanks to Denis Lynch & Jessica Springsteen performances.
Highlights of 2 weeks in Valence
Week 1 : Spencer Smith is unstoppable! After 2 CSI2* GP victories during those last 2 weeks, Spencer triumph this time in the CSI4* Grand Prix of Valence. Katherine Dinan (USA) & Dougie Douglas jump to 2nd place and Aldrick Cheronnet (FRA) & Atlantys by Wisbecq complete the podium. The CSI2* Grand Prix goes to Laura Hite (USA) & Calypso v/d Zuuthoeve while Max Kühner (AUT) & Cornet Kalua jump the highest in the six bars. Week 2 : For the 2nd year in a row, Kent Farrington (USA) & Gazelle dominate the CSI5* Grand Prix of Valence. Kent signs an unbeattable time at the jump off, to be followed by Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Toveks Mary Lou and Martin Fuchs (SWI) on Clooney. Harold Boisset (FRA) & Katinka vh Valenberghof win the CSI2* Grand Prix, Pedro Muylaert (BRA) rides Chief Tibri Z MFS to victory in the six bars and Jack Whitaker (GBR) & Queen Elisabeth dominate the Under 25 Grand Prix.
Frank Schuttert, on top of the World in Valkenswaard
Frank Schuttert (NED) & Chianti’s Champion dominate the LGCT Grand Prix of Valkenswaard. He’s followed by the 2 German Masters, Marcus Ehning on Cornado NRW and Christian Ahlmann on Tokyo. The Global Champions League goes this time to Rome Gladiators thanks to performances of Marlon Modolo Zanotelli & Constant Van Paesschen. Spencer Smith (USA) win the CSI2* Grand Prix for the 2nd week in a row, this time on Theodore Manciais.
Brash shines in his Kingdom!
Winner last year of London LGCT Grand Prix on Hello Forever, Scott takes victory this time on the fantastic Hello Mr President. 2nd place goes to Peder Fredricson (SWE) & Hansson WL and the German Master, Ludger Beerbaum, completes the podium on Casello. London Knights are best in the Global Champions League, thanks to Ben Maher & Nicola Philippaerts. Spencer Smith (USA) & Happiness take victory in the CSI2* Grand Prix.
Alberto Zorzi, Master of Berlin
Italian Master, Alberto Zorzi, wins the 2018 LGCT Grand Prix on Fair Light van't Heike. 2nd place goes to Christian Ahlmann (GER) & Clintrexo Z while Pieter Devos (BEL) & Claire Z complete the podium. Pieter had a wonderful weekend as he and his teammate Edwina Tops Alexander dominate the Global Champions League for their team, St Tropez Pirates. Janne-F. Meyer-Zimmermann (GER) & Soccero triumph in the CSI2* Grand Prix.
Global Future Champions Week is a Wrap!
The Longines Global Future Champions Week of Valkenswaard concludes with the Final Victories of : - Pony : Joyce Wolters (NED) & Karl van Orchid’s. - Children : Magnus Schmidt (GER) & Nena. - Junior : Ciaran Nallon (IRL) & Zaronda II. - Young Rider : Zoe Osterhoff (GER) & Cosmos Stardetiji Z. - Under 25 : Arnaud Gaublomme (BEL) & Jazira van het Bildeken.