The Global Champions League made an impressive debut on French soil with another nail-biting round of thrilling competition as the twelve teams battled it out against the backdrop of the Chateau de Chantilly for the intense overall ranking battle. Madrid in Motion stormed to their first victory of the season, with Pedro Veniss and For Felicila uniting with Gonzalo Añón Suarez and Qlamp d’Ivraie to ride a stunning round seven of what is turning into a fascinating debut season championship. An ecstatic Madrid in Motion rider Gonzalo said ‘today was our day’ with teammate Pedro agreeing and saying ‘I just love the [League]!“
Die Global Champions Tour Chantillyvom 26. - 29. Mai 2016
Die Global Champions Tour 2016 ist zum ersten Mal auf französischem Boden. Eine kleine, historische Stadt im Norden von Paris bekannt für seine „Creme Chantilly“. Chantilly ist eines der größten Ausbildungszentren für Vollblüter mit über 3.000 Pferden.
Global Champions Tour: Daniel Deußer macht den deutschen Erfolg komplett
Zum zweiten Mal in der Saison 2016 gewinnt Ludger Beerbaum (Riesenbeck) die Global Champions Tour. In der französischen Vollblut-Metropole Chantilly führte der 52-Jährige diesmal die 13-jährige Holsteinerin Chiara zum Sieg, der mit 100.000 Euro dotiert war. Platz zwei sicherte sich Daniel Deußer mit First Class.
Mit dem knapp 40 Kilometer nördlich von Paris gelegenen Chantilly, bekannt für sein Schloss mit großartiger Kunstsammlung und als französisches Zentrum der Vollblutzucht berühmt, hat die weltweit höchst dotierte Springsportserie Global Champions Tour erneut ein exquisites Turniergelände gefunden.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) took a sensational second Grand Prix win on the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour following a stunning competition set against the beautiful backdrop of the Chateau de Chantilly. Riding his 13 year old grey mare Chiara 222, the master of the sport took his second Gold medal on the 2016 season, claiming the full 40 points available and shooting up to second on the overall rankings. Compatriot Daniel Deusser (GER) came a close second, just tenths of a second from the lead with the chestnut First Class van Eeckelghem, and Columbia’s Daniel Bluman (COL) took third place with his 11 year old bay stallion, Conconcreto Apardi.
The first day of action at the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly got underway today with two hot CSI5* classes as temperatures rose in the unique French destination. A truly international field featuring top riders from over 20 countries, including World Number 2 and LGCT Ranking leader Christian Ahlmann (GER), and World Number 3 Scott Brash (GBR) took to the picturesque grass arena for the first time this weekend, ahead of Saturday’s LGCT Grand Prix of Chantilly.
As the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour season gallops to the midway point of the season, a truly international field of world class riders will descend upon the stunning setting of Chantilly to compete in the historic venue. Top riders from 20 different countries will battle it out in the beautiful grass arena, with two out of the world’s top three in action over the course of this three day feast of show jumping.
LGCT Ranking leader and World Number 2 Christian Ahlmann (GER) will be competing once again at the LGCT of Chantilly, which kicks off this Thursday 26th May against the backdrop of the exquisite Château de Chantilly.
GCT Chantilly, Constant Van Paesschen rides an incredible win in the final CSI5* class
It was standing room only as the final CSI5* class, the Master Airbus Group, got underway under slightly stormier skies. Constant Van Paesschen (BEL) rode a masterful round with his stunning black 12 year old mare Diamanthina van T Ruytershof to take the title. Bertram Allen (IRL) and his bay gelding Belmonde came an unbelievably close second, just six tenths of a second behind, and Ukraine’s Ferenc Szentirmai took third with his chestnut gelding Quickdiamond.
The Longines Global Champions Tour championship battle intensified dramatically setting the scene for a nail biting event in London next week with Scott Brash (GBR) now just three points behind current leader Luciana Diniz (POR).
Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) claimed the title in the first day’s CSI5* feature competition after a spectacularly fast round with his expressive stallion Quickly de Kreisker, wowing the already packed grandstands with a stunning display of skill and accuracy.
Yet another all-star line-up of the world’s best show jumpers from 19 different countries will compete at the highly anticipated 10th leg of the 2015 Longines Global Champions Tour, in Chantilly from 17th – 19th July. On fantastic form and charging his way up the LGCT Ranking following his recent win in Cascais, Estoril, World No1 Scott Brash (GBR) is hot on the heels of current ranking leader, Luciana Diniz (POR), closing the gap to just 32 points behind. With both riders attending this leg of the Tour, and Scott within reach of the leadership, it’s set to be an exciting event as we move into the final half of the season.
The final class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly event, the Airbus Group Masters, was won by Ireland’s Cameron Hanley with Antello Z who rode a strategic jump-off round to finish top of the class. Second went to Kent Farrington (USA) and Gazelle, and third to Jane Richard Philips (SUI) and Dieudonne de Guldenboom – Jane’s third third placing of the show.