LGCT Madrid: Frank Schuttert Takes King’s Cup Win on New Horse

Frank Schuttert (NED) and Queensland E etched

Frank Schuttert (NED) and Queensland E etched their names into history and onto the list of winners for the illustrious Copa S. M. El Rey – Volvo trophy, ‘The King’s Cup’, in the final day of action at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid. ‘The King’s Cup’ is part of the long-standing tradition with the weekend marking the 109th edition of the show in Madrid, and closing the competition for the event. Frank Schuttert was presented the trophy in front of a bumper crowd, fans applauding the young star…

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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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Julien Epaillard’s Joy After Victory in Opening LGCT Grand Prix of 2019

Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect D’Auge triumphed in the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 with a masterful galloping victory in Doha.

Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect D’Auge triumphed in the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 with a masterful galloping victory in Doha. The Qatari capital played host to the opening leg of the season and it was a blistering jump off under floodlights around Uliano Vezzani’s galloping track at the spectacular AL SHAQAB venue. The French star was first into the five-strong jump off and punched the air in delight when he realised last man in Ben Maher and Explosion W had narrowly failed to beat him.…

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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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Championship Fever Intensifies as Valkenswaard United Claim Top Spot ahead of Saturday’s Showdown

GCL Valkenswaard. Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

Championship Fever Intensifies as Valkenswaard United Claim Top Spot ahead of Saturday’s Showdown A dramatic first round of GCL Valkenswaard saw home team United’s Marcus Ehning and Alberto Zorzi, claim the top spot and pole position ahead of today’s showdown. For more information about the teams, visit the Global Champions League – Teams page. Valkenswaard United have their strongest chance of the season to close the gap between themselves and overall leaders London Knights. United delivered a flawless double clear while the Knights scored their lowest result of the season…

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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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Ten out of Ten Top Ranked Riders at LGCT Chantilly

lgct round 10. Image Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Ten out of Ten Top Ranked Riders at LGCT Chantilly The 11th leg of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour season will feature all ten of the LGCT top ranked riders heading to the majestic destination of Chantilly in a flat out race for the Championship. Leading the charge is British Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher (GBR), the only rider to win two LGCT Grand Prix events so far this season (Madrid and Saint Tropez). Following another phenomenal weekend of success in Paris – where he won three classes and…

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The LGCT Monaco Championship Battle Intensifies

The LGCT Monaco Championship Battle Intensifies as the Top Three Rider Come Out in Force The top three in the LGCT Ranking riders will come out in force for the 9th leg of the 2018 Championship race in Monaco. At the sharp end of the grid two-time LGCT Champion Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) leads the field on 172 points, just a LGCT Grand Prix win away from Ben Maher (GBR) in second who has 143 points overall. Breathing down his neck is another two-time LGCT Champion, Scott Brash (GBR), who sits…

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LGCT Riviera Rollercoaster as Peder Fredricson Triumphs in Cannes

Riviera Rollercoaster as Peder Fredricson Triumphs in LGCT GP Cannes

Peder Fredricson (SWE) and his powerful bay, Hansson WL, reigned supreme in Cannes winning a supercharged jump off against the heavyweight stars of show jumping. It was a night of explosive top sport next to the shores of the Mediterranean for the 7th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit. Fredricson’s victory means he has qualified for a coveted place at the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix at the spectacular new GC Playoffs in Prague in December. Speaking after the prize-giving ceremony he said: I am really excited…

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A-List Line-Up for LGCT Cannes

LGCT Cannes, Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

A-List Line-Up for Longines Globat Champions Tour, Cannes he race for the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour title has shifted up a gear, as the Championship makes its dash along the French Riviera to Cannes where four out of the top five in the LGCT ranking will be in action. After the red carpet was rolled out in Ramatuelle, Saint Tropez, the Tour cruises along to the world-famous destination of Cannes, where an A-list line-up of show jumping stars will be out in force. It’s set to be an edge-of-the-seat…

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World’s Best Kick Start Charge Along French Riviera

World's Best Kick Start Charge Along French Riviera

World’s Best Kick Start Charge Along French Riviera A head-turning line up of show jumping stars are in action in Ramatuelle / Saint Tropez this week, kick-starting the charge along the French Riviera with this sparkling new addition to the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour calendar. At the head of the pack will be World Number 1 and 2017 LGCT Champion Harrie Smolders (NED), fresh from his LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg win and looking to continue riding his wave of success. He’ll be flanked by a world class field…

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Harrie Smolders Celebrates Ticket to Play Offs after Hamburg Win

Harrie Smolders. Image credit Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Harrie Smolders Celebrates Ticket to Play Offs after Hamburg Win Harrie Smolders (NED) today secured his place in the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix after a spectacular win in Hamburg, Germany. Packed grandstands witnessed the 2017 LGCT Champion and World Number 1 take a brilliant LGCT Grand Prix win with top stallion Don VHP Z, finishing just ahead of young German talent Maurice Tebbel (GER) on Chacco Boy and Swiss star Martin Fuchs (SUI) with Chaplin. Thousands of passionate and knowledgeable spectators headed to the sun-bathed grass arena provided…

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Tops-Alexander triumphs in Miami Beach but Brash holds LGCT Ranking Lead

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Edwina Tops-Alexander triumphs in Miami Beach but Scott Brash holds LGCT Ranking Lead Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) reigned victorious at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Grand Prix of Miami Beach triggering the prospect of a thrilling contest with current ranking leader Scott Brash (GBR) for a record third championship title. Speaking after her victory lap of honour Edwina said it was “amazing” to have qualified for the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix at the new GC Prague Play Offs in December. With a hefty contest shaping up between Tops-Alexander…

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