Jérôme Guery Victorious in Hotly Contested CSI5* LGCT Chantilly | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Jérôme Guery Victorious in Hotly Contested CSI5* LGCT Chantilly
Jérôme Guery (BEL) and his 15 year old grey stallion Papillon Z raised the temperatures on the final day of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly, with a hotly contested fight to the finish of the Master Del Monte & Region Hauts de France.
Harrie and Emerald Sparkle In Spectacular Double Victory | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Harrie and Emerald Sparkle In Spectacular Double Victory
Harrie Smolders (NED) celebrated a “diamond day” in Chantilly after winning the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix and the Global Champions League team competition with his super stallion Emerald.
Dutchman Harrie has dramatically extended his lead in the Tour championship race after beating a high-powered field including serious challenges from Scott Brash (GBR) and Philippe Rozier (FRA) who finished second and third on the podium. Earlier Harrie and Emerald seized victory for the Hamburg Diamonds in the GCL showdown.
Rock Steady Diamonds Storm to GCL Championship Lead | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Rock Steady Diamonds Storm to GCL Championship Lead
Hamburg Diamonds delivered a masterclass in grace under pressure, after a sensational win from Harrie Smolders and John Whitaker saw the team shoot to the top of the overall Global Champions League rankings.
Smolders revealed the intensity of the Diamonds‘ drive to win the team title this season, saying “we’re also very focused on the team – we try to put our good horses [forward], we don’t ride for the class ourselves but we try to ride for the team first.“
Hamburg Diamonds solid as a rock in split-second GCL showdown | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Hamburg Diamonds solid as a rock in split-second GCL showdown
Hamburg Diamonds‘ formidable pairing of John Whitaker and Harrie Smolders sparkled in a split-second victory against Miami Glory in one of the closest GCL finishes to date.
Shock results from fellow teams at the sharp end of the grid means the Championship race is wide open, with the 10th leg of the 15-event series a pivotal moment in the season battle.
Star Strikers Deployed for GCL Chantilly Charge | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Star Strikers Deployed for Global Champions League Chantilly Charge – Global Champions League teams are throwing down the gauntlet in Chantilly with top combinations heading up the charge for what could be a pivotal 10th leg of the Championship.
The startlist for Round 1 clearly demonstrates tactics are at the forefront of the teams’ minds, with several formidable pairings deployed to shake up the leaderboard before the season heads into it’s final five events.
Charming LGCT Chantilly Welcomes Seven Out of Top Ten Riders in the World | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Charming LGCT Chantilly Welcomes Seven Out of Top Ten Riders
A heavy-weight line up, including seven out of the World’s Top Ten, will be heading to the magical destination of Chantilly this weekend for the 10th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
Madrid in Motion magnificent in Chantilly win as Valkenswaard United Hold Tight to Top Spot | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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]!“
Ludger Beerbaum mit Chiara 222 | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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 Leaps Up Ranking After Second Sensational Grand Prix win | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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.
Jerome Guery and Alicante top class with stunning LGCT Chantilly CSI5* speed win | Foto: Copyright LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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.