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GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR Valkenswaard

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vom 04. -07. August 2016

Valkenswaard ist die geistige Heimat des LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR, für Reiter, Besitzer und Sponsoren gleichermaßen ein Muß. Die hervorragende Ausstattung der Anlage vom Longines Global Champions Tour Gründer und Präsident Jan Tops hat neue Höhen erreicht. Auch dieses Jahr werden wieder über 30.000 Menschen erwartet.

Madrid in Motion Magnificent As GCL Ranking Tightens Dramatically

Madrid in Motion Magnificent As GCL Ranking Tightens Dramatically

Madrid in Motion Magnificent As GCL Ranking Tightens Dramatically) | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

In the final top-level competition before Olympic riders head to Rio, the Global Champions League ranking battle is on a knife edge with a wafer thin 1.5 points now separating the top two teams. The suspense and drama continued right up to the final rider in the final round with home team Valkenswaard United only narrowly clinging on to their overall lead.

Vowing to keep their Championship title dream alive, third place team rider Monaco Aces Maikel van der Vleuten revealed his team plan to „really go for it to bring the best horses we have for the team jumping.”

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Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Sensational in Phenomenal Prelude to Rio Olympics

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Sensational in Phenomenal Prelude to Rio Olympics

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

It was the perfect prelude to the 2016 Rio Olympics as a phenomenal battle took place for the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard, with Brazil-bound Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) and the formidable Casall ASK taking the win in spectacular style in front of thousands of spectators. The overall LGCT Rankings has taken a dramatic turn, with Rolf now sitting in second place and vowing to ’never give up‘ as the final rounds play out.

With all three top ranked LGCT riders in action for the Grand Prix and in a pivotal position to take the lead in the overall Champion of Champions battle, the scene was set for what was to become one of the most sensational Grand Prix events of the season so far.

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Olympic Riders Speak Out At LGCT Valkenswaard Before Heading to Rio

Olympic Riders Speak Out At LGCT Valkenswaard Before Heading to Rio

Christian Ahlmann (GER) | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

23 Olympic riders are in action at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard and the stars of show jumping have been speaking about their hopes for Rio and today’s high stakes Grand Prix.

With last night’s Rio opening ceremony kicking off the Games, top riders will be jetting out of Europe to Brazil straight after the Grand Prix which promises to be a supreme test in their final top-level competition before the Olympics.

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Daniel Deusser Tops World Class field in Dramatic CSI5* Feature Class Win

Daniel Deusser Tops World Class field in Dramatic CSI5* Feature Class Win

Daniel Deusser (GER) | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

World Number 7 and Rio Olympic athlete Daniel Deusser (GER) blew away the competition in this afternoon’s feature class for the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard, with a stunning jump-off win with his new 9 year old chestnut mare Happiness van T Paradijs. In a 20 rider jump-off that shifted dramatically through the gears, the highly respected German rider claimed top honours ahead of an impressive field of 50 international riders, taking home the lion’s share of the €61,800 prize purse.

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25 Olympic Riders at LGCT Valkenswaard ahead of Rio Games

25 Olympic Riders at LGCT Valkenswaard ahead of Rio Games

25 Olympic Riders at LGCT Valkenswaard ahead of Rio Games | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

An impressive 25 of the 2016 Rio Olympics-named show jumpers will be in action for the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard – one of the final CSI5* competitions ahead of this year’s games – before flying directly to Rio, including the full German team consisting of Ludger Beerbaum (GER), Christian Ahlmann (GER), Daniel Deusser (GER), Marcus Ehning (GER) and reserve Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER). The spectacular Tops International Arena will also welcome four of its home-grown talents with Harrie Smolders (NED), Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and reserve Gerco Schroder (NED) all competing at the 12th leg of the Tour in what promises to be an incredible weekend of top sport.

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Tops International Arena starts the 2016 Season in style with opening show

Tops International Arena starts the 2016 Season in style with opening show

Tops International Arena | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso

The inaugural event for the Tops International Arena kicks off today, with the first show of the 2016 strong season-long focus on young riders and young horses taking place at the stunning state-of-the-art Valkenswaard equestrian destination.

With over 500 horses already settled into the stunning stable facilities, and riders descending from around the globe, the first show starts today, Monday 9th May, and last three days in total, offering a feast of show jumping in the numerous arenas, including the spectacular and highly acclaimed main grass arena.

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GCT Valkenswaard, Fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander takes home win

GCT Valkenswaard, Fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander takes home win

Fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander takes home win | Foto: © : Stefano Grasso / LGCT

GCT Valkenswaard, Fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander takes home winGCT Valkenswaard, Fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander takes home win

It was a case of fortune favours the brave as Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) rode an absolutely stunning VDL-Groep Prix with her bay 12 year old mare Lintea Tequila to a sensational win in the final CSI5* feature class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard.

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GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory, Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory

GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory

Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT

GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory

Marco Kutscher (GER) seized a phenomenal victory in the highly-charged Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard as Scott Brash (GBR) held on to his overall ranking lead with only three legs left in the 2015 title race.

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GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher gewinnt die zwölfte Etappe in den Niederlanden

GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher gewinnt die zwölfte Etappe in den Niederlanden

Marco Kutscher seizes phenomenal LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix victory | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT

GCT Valkenswaard, Marco Kutscher gewinnt die zwölfte Etappe in den Niederlanden

Sintflutartiger Regen beeinträchtigte die zwölfte der insgesamt 15 Etappen umfassenden Global Champions Tour im niederländischen Valkenswaard. Marco Kutscher und Van Gogh kamen mit den widrigen Witterungsbedingungen am besten zurecht und schafften im Stechen mit 34,86 Sekunden die schnellste Zeit.

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GCT Valkenswaard, Rolf and Harrie’s dream victory as team show jumping lifts off

GCT Valkenswaard, Rolf and Harrie’s dream victory as team show jumping lifts off

Rolf and Harrie’s dream victory as team show jumping lifts off | Foto: © Stefano Grasso / LGCT

GCT Valkenswaard, Rolf and Harrie’s dream victory as team show jumping lifts off

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Harrie Smolders were the victorious dream team in Valkenswaard tonight in a spectacular precursor to the launch of Global Champions League in 2016. Riding as Team Madrid, they took the win over Edwina Tops-Alexander and Henk van de Pol who finished in second place as Team Chantilly, with Daniel Deusser and Christina Liebherr taking third for Team Hamburg.

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