Daniel Bluman (ISR) proved it was a case of saving the best for last in today’s 12-rider jump-off after he stormed to an electric win on the final day of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid with Bacara d’Archonfosse. With the grandstands packed once more, the crowd were kept on the edge of their seats during the final day of competition, right up to the final fence as an electric COPA S.M. EL REY – Trofeo Volvo tested the very best show jumpers in the world.
LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR Madrid
von 19. – 21. Mai 2017
Die Vierte Station der Global Champions Tour wird in Madrid sein. Die bekanntesten Reiter der Welt werden den Kampf um die Punkte im Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, nahe der Spanischen Hauptstadt beginnen.
Vierte Etappe der Global Champions Tour gewinnt Kent Farrington aus den USA
Die vierte Etappe der Global Champions Tour führte die Reiter in die spanische Hauptstadt Madrid. Marcus Ehning aus Borken konnte sich als bester deutscher Reiter auf Platz 2 behaupten. Mit den französischen Wallach Pret a Tout meisterte der 43-Jährige das Stechen in 45,68 Sekunden. Schneller war nur der Amerikaner Kent Farrington mit der belgischen Stute Gazelle (0/45,18).
World Number 1 Kent Farrington (USA) thrilled thousands of spectators as 9 out of the top 10 riders in the world locked horns in Madrid for the fourth Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of the 2017 circuit. Fans were kept on the edge of their seats as the top American rider and his Champion horse Gazelle triumphed against a heavy-weight field, nailing the win by only 5 tenths of a second.
The dynamic duo of Ludger Beerbaum and Marco Kutscher propelled Cannes Stars to an emphatic victory in a heavyweight GCL showdown in Madrid. Throwing down the gauntelet and highlighting the already fierce rivalry, Ludger said: „It is not over yet, but we have a good chance if we perform like we did today for the whole season.“
The Mexico Amigos relished a taste of the top spot today as a thrilling first round of Global Champions League action kicked off at the spectacular Spanish capital of Madrid. With the shadows lengthening across the picturesque grass arena of Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, 18 teams revved up the Championship battle at the first of the European legs, vying for pole position ahead of Saturday’s final.
With just a few days to go until the Global Champions League of Madrid kick starts the European segment of the 2017 Championship, the team riders for Round One can today be revealed. With rivalry and tactics fierce, the 18 teams are calling serious strategy into play for the fourth leg of the Championship.
Reigning Champions Valkenswaard United will bring star striker Marcus Ehning to Spain, with the top German rider bringing a history of success at the gorgeous Club de Campo Villa de Madrid after a Grand Prix win in 2016. Alongside him will be team anchor, top Italian rider Alberto Zorzi, who has competed at every leg of the Championship so far this season. Snapping at their heels in the overall Ranking battle are the London Knights, who bring in U25 Emily Moffitt alongside experienced Mexican rider Enrique Gonzalez, who debuted for the team in Mexico City. St Tropez Pirates will return to a proven combination, with best friends Jérôme Guéry and Simon Delestre re-uniting for this round of action, and hoping to return to form after their gut-wrenching result in Shanghai where they looked set to win the event, until it unravelled in the final round.
The huge grass arena of Club de Campo Villa de Madrid will throw in a new challenge to the teams, after the tight square Shanghai set up suited the smaller, more agile horses quick on their feet.
An impressive 9 out of the world’s top 10 riders will be pulling out all the stops for the highly anticipated Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League of Madrid, raising the curtain on the European segment of the 15-event Championship.
From 19th – 21st May, the very best riders in the sport will continue their campaign in the world’s premier show jumping series, heading to the beautiful destination of Club de Campo Villa de Madrid where thousands of spectators will be treated to a dazzling display of top class action and entertainment across three days.
Sechste Etappe der Global Champions Tour – Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum auf Platz 6
Das sechste Turnier der 15 Etappen umfassenden Global Champions Tour führte die Reiter nach Madrid. In Spaniens Hauptstadt wurde Marcus Ehning (Borken) wie ein Held gefeiert: Im Sattel des französischen Wallachs Pret a Tout gewann der 41-Jährige den Großen Preis, die Wertungsprüfung der Tour, und ein Preisgeld in Höhe von rund 105.000 Euro.
Pret a Tout ist ein schnelles Pferd, das hatte der 13-jährige Fuchswallach aus der französischen Zucht bereits vor zwei Wochen in Hamburg unter Beweis gestellt.
It was a battle of gladiatorial standards as the twelve teams took to the stunning grass arena for the Global Champions League of Madrid, as the points ranking tightened dramatically during the sixth leg of the 2016 Championship fight. With adrenaline running high in the picture perfect setting, it was another showcase of top sport and entertainment right until the final fence, with the magnificent Rome Gladiators – consisting of Laura Kraut and Laura Renwick – who reigned supreme.
An ecstatic Laura Renwick, who jumped double clear with Bintang II spoke of the pressure in the final round, „After Laura did such a great job I just tried to go as fast as I could and leave the jumps up, and it worked today.”
It was standing room only at the stunning Spanish round of the Longines Global Champions Tour as Marcus Ehning (GER) took a sensational win with the 13 year old chestnut gelding Pret a Tout. In front of packed passionate crowds, an eight rider jump off had spectators on the edge of their seats right until the final fence as last combination to go, Marcus and Pret a Tout, galloped the course in a stunning display of skill and speed.