H&C’s “Daisy Dines With” Welcomes Ben Maher in Latest Episode

Daisy Dines with Ben Maher H&C+

H&C’s “Daisy Dines With” Welcomes Ben Maher in Latest Episode One of H&C’s most popular shows, “Daisy Dines With” welcomes Olympic showjumping superstar Ben Maher in the latest episode! The “Daisy Dines With” show, available on H&C+, offers a unique insight into the life and times of legends of the equestrian world. The latest episode, Ben Maher, is no exception. In a wide-ranging interview with presenter Daisy Bunn, Ben shares never before heard details of his victory with Explosion W in Tokyo, and what it’s like to be drug-tested at…

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“Anything can happen this week,” says Fredricson ahead of GC Prague Playoffs

GC Prague Playoffs press conference

“Anything can happen this week,” says Fredricson ahead of GC Prague Playoffs The world’s best show jumping stars declared the 2021 GC Prague Playoffs officially open with current Longines Global Champions Tour Championship winner Peder Fredricson revealing: “Anything can happen this week which is why it is such an interesting format.” Excitement and anticipation has been building for the third edition of the GC Prague Playoffs, which kicks off today, Thursday 18 November, with the GCL Super Cup Quarter Finals.Many of the equine stars of showjumping have already arrived in…

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LGCT Two of the world’s greatest set to go head to head

Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - image Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - Ben Maher and Olivier Robert. Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

LGCT Two of the world’s greatest set to go head to head It’s Ben Maher vs Peder Fredricson as the Longines Global Champions Tour heads into Championship decider at Šamorín This weekend from 21 – 23 October the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions will be crowned at the X-Bionic Sphere, Šamorín. The season Finals are set to be an unmissable showdown with Peder Fredricson and Ben Maher battling it out one last time this year. The fight for the LGCT crown is on a knife-edge in one…

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Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History in Rome

Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - image Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - Ben Maher and Olivier Robert. Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History in Rome Longines Global Champions Tour Championship Race Shifted Into A New Gear As Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead Great Britain’s gold medalist Ben Maher and Frenchman Olivier Robert have made history in Rome as the first pair to ride into joint position on the Longines leader board as the competition moves into its final stages of the 2021 season. Both Maher and Robert level up on 228 points, dramatically knocking Edwina Tops-Alexander off top spot. However, it was…

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Team GB withdraw from Showjumping Team Final

Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 342 - GBR - Smith Holly ride Denver Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

Team GB withdraw from Showjumping Team Final Team GB withdraw from the Showjumping Team Final, with competition already underway. After the completion of the first two rounds in the Olympic Showjumping Final, the decision has been made to withdraw Team GB’s final combination, Ben Maher with Charlotte Rossetter, Pamela Wright and his own Explosion W. A total of 24 faults despite well-crafted rides from Holly Smith and Ian Dowie’s Denver and Harry Charles and Ann Thompson and his own Romeo 88, has left the team out of medal contention ahead…

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Team GB Secure Olympic Showjumping Team Final Place

Ben Maher and Explosion W in the Tokyo 2020 Individual Final (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Team GB Secure Olympic Showjumping Team Final Place Team GB secure their Olympic Showjumping Team Final place after a nail biting qualifier round. Having passed the trot up,  Team GB had a last minute switch-up heading into the team’s qualifier. Replacing Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson, the reshuffle saw Holly Smith and Denver take up their spot on the competing team. Harry Charles with Romeo 88 and individual gold medalist, Ben Maher and Explosion W took to the Tokyo Olympic stage for their second qualifier of the Games. The British…

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GB trio through to Team Showjumping Qualifier as Scott Brash withdraws Jefferson

Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 341 - GBR - Maher Ben ride Explosion W Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

GB trio through to Team Showjumping Qualifier as Scott Brash withdraws Jefferson While all team GB showjumpers made it through today’s horse inspection for Friday’s highly anticipated Team Showjumping Qualifier in Tokyo, there was a change in athlete and horse rota prior to the presentation. Harry Charles and Romeo 88 will compete once again, this time replacing Scott Brash and Jefferson. The pre-competition change was made in accordance with the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games (article 609). Following his individual Gold earlier this week, Ben Maher and Explosion W…

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Team GB Showjumping Trio Fly Through Individual Qualifier at Tokyo 2020

Ben Maher and Explosion W at Tokyo 2020's Individual Qualifier (FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Team GB Showjumping Trio Fly Through Individual Qualifier at Tokyo 2020 The Team GB Showjumping trio fly through the individual qualifier at Tokyo 2020 and into the Olympic showjumping individual final. With a change to the usual Olympic showjumping format, it meant that today (3 August) saw competition get underway with the individual qualifier. Taking place at the Equestrian Park in Tokyo, 75 riders tackled the course, with just 30 going through to the final and medal contention. The Team GB trio consisted of Ben Maher, Scott Brash, and surprise…

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British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020

Team GB Showjumping Team Announced For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020 The British Olympic Showjumping Team for Tokyo 2020 are gearing up for the Games. With seasoned Olympic champions on the squad, and fresh faces, this year’s Team GB Showjumping squad is one to watch! British Olympic Showjumping Team For Tokyo 2020 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Scott Brash (@scott.brash) Scott Brash Scott Brash MBE was born and raised in Peebles, Scotland and is now based in Horsham, West Sussex. Scott has been rising the ranks since 2010 reaching one…

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Ben Maher Makes It A Double at Tops International Arena

Ben Maher on Ginger Blue wins the TIA Grand Prix

Ben Maher Makes It A Double at Tops International Arena Top British rider, Ben Maher, made it a double victory at Tops International Arena, Valkenswaard, this weekend on board Ginger Blue and Point Break (SWB). The prestigious event was received with great enthusiasm by the riders while viewers at home watched on with excitement and anticipation. CSI4* Grand Prix The highlight of the first Spring Event, the CSI4* Grand Prix, was held on Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful conclusion to a great weekend. In the first round, 11 combinations managed…

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City of Dreams Delivers as Ben Maher Takes 2019 LGCT Title in New York

It was ‘game, set and match’ after Ben Maher (GBR) wrote history aboard Explosion W in an extraordinary Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of New York, taking the LGCT Grand Prix win and the 2019 Championship title just hours after helping to secure the GCL team series crown for the London Knights. In the city that never sleeps it would turn out to be a superlative showdown with a script that sporting dreams are made of. With spectators filling the rafters of the grandstand and positioned in every inch…

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Battle Lines Drawn for Unmissable LGCT Showdown in New York

LGCT New York Showdown

The scene is set, and the battle line drawn for the Longines Global Champions Tour Final, held from 27 – 29 September in New York.  The unmissable showdown sees only one point separating the season’s top two riders Pieter Devos (BEL) and Ben Maher (GBR) in the Championship. The fight for the LGCT crown is on a knife edge, in one of the closest duels in the history of the LGCT. In a dramatic shake up last weekend Devos took over the ranking lead after finishing second in the LGCT…

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Olympic showjumper to be retired at Hickstead

Ben Maher and Tripple X III, winners of the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead in 2013 (c) Samantha Lamb

Tripple X III, the horse who took Britain’s Ben Maher to Olympic team gold at London 2012, is to be officially retired at Hickstead A retirement ceremony will take place shortly before the year’s Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup, a class he won in 2013 with Ben Maher. It is fitting that Tripple X III will be retired here,” says Lizzie Bunn, Director of the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead. The Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup was the pair’s final five-star Grand Prix win together,…

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LGCT Cascais: Martin Fuchs Pulls Off Astonishing Grand Prix Win

Martin Fuchs 1st Ben Maher 2nd

Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Chaplin pulled off an astonishing Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win in Cascais, Estoril beating his London Knights teammate Ben Maher (GBR) only hours after they won the GCL together earlier in the evening. The Swiss star earned a standing ovation from a packed house in the beautiful grass arena where every seat and every space was taken by fans not wanting to miss a moment of the high adrenaline world class 1.60m competition. The win was a repeat performance of Madrid where London Knights…

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LGCT London, Tickets Now on Sale

LGCT London

LGCT London 2- 4 August 2019 The spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL of London returns to the unique venue of Royal Hospital Chelsea from 2 – 4 August 2019 featuring the world’s greatest show jumping riders and horses. British Olympic gold medallists Ben Maher and Scott Brash will be among the top talent lining up to compete in the high octane Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL individual and team competitions at the historic home of the much-loved Chelsea Pensioners. Speaking about the forthcoming event Maher said: Myself…

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The Longines Global Champions Tour Arrives in Mexico

The Longines Global Champions Tour Arrives in Mexico The scene is set for the second leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) to take place in Mexico City, in just a few days time. A selection of Great Britain’s most decorated riders, including Ben Maher and Scott Brash will compete against Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and Harrie Smolders (NED) over the 2,250 metres above sea level setting. Naturally, the top international horses that accompany the riders are already arriving in Mexico’s capital city as anticipation builds for a thrilling showcase…

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Swiss Rider Regains Longines World No.1 Title for New Year

Swiss Olympic champion Steve Guerdat has reclaimed the world number one slot in the Longines Rankings. (FEI/Cara Grimshaw)

Swiss Rider Regains Longines World No.1 Title for New Year Swiss Olympic showjumper, Steve Guerdat, has reclaimed the Longines World No.1 title nudging the current leader Harrie Smolders, into second. Guerdat, who took individual Jumping gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has now jumped ahead of the Dutch athlete [Smolders] with a 55-point advantage in the rankings published today by the FEI. The four-time Olympian last topped the world rankings in November 2012 and his return to the number one slot, on 3,050 points, follows a series of impressive results…

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Ben Maher Scoops 2018 Title

Ben Maher Scoops overall Championship Title for LGCT

Ben Maher Scoops 2018 LGCT Title Ben Maher and his ride have scooped the 2018 LGCT Title during a thrilling finale in Rome’s blistering heat. The Olympic Gold medallist and horse, Explosion W, have been dubbed as one of the most phenomenal combinations in show jumping following their win of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2018 as well as taking the overall Championship title. Ben and the extraordinary nine year old Expolsion W, owned by Poden Fsrms’, have this season dominated the individual championship. Ben and the…

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LGCT Championship race hots up with 8 out of Top 10 in Rome

LGCT Rome. Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

LGCT Championship race hots up with 8 out of Top 10 in Rome 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour – 15th Leg The 15th leg on the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour calendar sees eight out of the top ten in the LGCT ranking head to Italy’s capital city of Rome. With the championship pressure intensifying, and anticipation mounting, Rome marks the penultimate leg of the 2018 season fight. All eyes look towards the all-important finals in Doha, Qatar. With just two places remaining for the GC Playoffs and the prestigious…

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Niels Bruynseels and Lady Cracotte Power to Victory in the Last Class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Niels Bruynseels and Lady Cracotte Power to Victory in the Last Class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard In a thrilling final showdown at the Tops International Arena, Niels Bruynseels (BEL) and Lady Cracotte powered to victory in the last class of the weekend in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard. The last day of competition at the venue – which celebrates 25 years of show jumping competition- saw plenty of drama, but it was the lightning fast Belgian rider Bruynseels who denied home hero Eric van…

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Scott makes LGCT history amid jubilation in London as Ben extends championship lead

scott brash makes lgct history

Scott makes LGCT history amid jubilation in London as Ben extends championship lead Scott Brash (GBR) made history at the Royal Hospital Chelsea winning the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London presented by Sapinda for the second year running. To jubilation in the sold-out grandstands the British Olympic Gold medallist has now won the most number of LGCT Grand Prix ever. Piloting the 9 year old gelding Hello Mr President, Scott delivered a breathtaking performance in front of his home crowd, taking his eleventh LGCT Grand Prix win…

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London Knights Reign Supreme and Stretch Lead After GCL London Show Stopper

london knights

London Knights Reign Supreme and Stretch Lead After GCL London Show Stopper The London Knights delivered a show stopping GCL London final under intense pressure today with Ben Maher and Nicola Philippaerts reigning supreme at the historic and picturesque Royal Hospital Chelsea. Escorted by the Chelsea Pensioners in their traditional Scarlets, the red jackets of the London Knights perfectly complimented the veterans’ uniforms as they proudly took the top step of the podium today – their fourth win of the season and the only team to win at their home…

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London Knights Raise Stakes On Home Turf Ahead of Saturday’s GCL London Showdown

Home city team London Knights dominated at the magnificent Royal Hospital Chelsea

Knights Raise Stakes On Home Turf Ahead of Saturday’s GCL London Showdown Home city team London Knights dominated at the magnificent Royal Hospital Chelsea for today’s GCL London, with Ben Maher and Nicola Philippaerts taking pole position for Saturday’s showdown. The London Knights are currently in the lead of the overall rankings, however, with every score counting and the pressure on to qualify for the GCL Super Cup at the GC Playoffs, each of the 19 teams will be strategising to secure maximum points as the Championship accelerates towards its…

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Double Delight in Berlin as Christian Ahlmann Clinches Thrilling Home Win from Ehning

Double Delight in Berlin as Christian Ahlmann Clinches Thrilling Home Win from Marcus Ehning The German National Anthem rang out in Germany’s capital city as Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Ailina took a breathtaking home win in the final CSI5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin weekend, clinching the victory from Marcus Ehning (GER). Ahlmann won the very same Championat der Deutschen Kreditbank AG von Berlin trophy at the debut event in 2017, and kept spectators on the edge of their seats today to beat Ehning by just…

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Battle of the Best for LGCT Berlin

LGCT of Berlin - A view of the venue

Battle of the Best for LGCT Berlin Overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking frontrunner Ben Maher (GBR) will head to Germany’s capital city of Berlin this week, looking to extend his 38-point lead against a strong international field for the 12th leg of the series. The powerhouse destination will welcome four out of the top five in the LGCT Championship, all vying for valuable points in their bid to take the 2018 title as the season gallops deep into its second half. Current leader Maher (GBR) has two LGCT Grand…

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