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.
Nicola Philippaerts, once more in the LGCT Grand Prix
Young talent, Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) is on fire! Winning a few weeks ago in Estoril on H&M Harley Vd Bisschop, he takes another LGCT Grand Prix victory, this time on H&M Chilli Willi, in front of the unique background of Chantilly. 2nd place of the GP goes to Daniel Deusser (GER) & Tobago Z while Alberto Zorzi (ITA) complete the podium with Contanga. The Global Champions League goes to London Knights thanks to Nicola again and the other man on fire, Ben Maher. The CSI1* Grand Prix goes to Monika Guillon (FRA) on Kwikly while Anthony Condon (IRL) wins the CSI2* final on SFS Aristio.
Sameh El Dahan (EGY) & Suma's Zorro shine in front of the Eiffel Tower!
Over an 11-riders Jump Off, Sameh El Dahan (EGY) & Suma's Zorro take the win in the majestic Paris Eiffel LGCT Grand Prix. Bertram Allen (IRL) & Molly Malone V sign the 2nd best time and Harrie Smolders (NED) rides Don VHP Z N.O.P. to third place. Mariel Victoria Aguirre (MEX) & J-Figyelem dominate the CSI1* Grand Prix while Montreal Diamonds are best in the Global Champions League thanks to Jos Verlooy (BEL) & Harrie Smolders (NED).
Eric Lamaze, King of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup
Eric Lamaze (CAN) & his phenomenal, Fine Lady 5, triumph in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup CSI5* Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows. He signs the only double clear round in front of Enrique Gonzalez (MEX) & Chacna, finishing with only 1 time fault, and Karen Polle (JPN) on With Wings.
Mario Deslauriers honors Canada Day!
A Canadian victory on Canada Day is the Magic of Spruce Meadows! Mario Deslauriers & Bardolina 2 triumph in the CSI5* Grand Prix presented by Rolex. Mario’s daughter, Lucy (USA) takes 2nd place riding Hester just in front of another Canadian pilot, Erynn Ballard on Darkos Promise.
Shane Breen is best in Monaco!
Shane Breen (IRL) & Ipswich van de Wolfsakker, dominate the prestigious LGCT Grand Prix of Monaco. Alberto Zorzi (ITA) & the fantastic, Fair Light van T Heike, finish 2nd while another irish pilot, Denis Lynch, complete the podium on RMF Bella Baloubet. Rome Gladiators top the Global Champions League thanks to their young pilots, Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) on Rock'n Roll Semilly and Constant van Paesschen (BEL) riding Jilbert van't Ruytershof. Maelle Martin (FRA) & Tempo du Plix are best in the CSI2* Grand Prix.