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…

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LGCT Mexico City: Jerome Guery’s Glory in Magnificent Mexico City LGCT Grand Prix

Belgium’s Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus. Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

LGCT Mexico City: Jerome Guery’s Glory in Magnificent Mexico City LGCT Grand Prix Belgium’s Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus pulled off a glorious victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Mexico City. Guery, and his powerful bay stallion, emerged triumphant after an exhilarating 12-strong jump off at the stunning Campo Marte show ground earning him…

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Swans Soar High with Spectacular GCL Mexico City Win

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Swans Soar Higher into Championship Lead with Spectacular GCL Mexico City Win Shanghai Swans have extended their Championship lead by 25 points in Mexico City for a spectacular GCL win. Daniel Deusser with Calisto Blue and Peder Fredricson with H&M Christian K, took a convincing win in the picturesque grass arena, with new star striker signing Peder immediately proving his…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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World Number 1 Harrie Smolders Sizzles in LGCT London Final Salute

World Number 1 Harrie Smolders (NED) finished the Longines Global Champions Tour of London on top with his second win of the weekend, Photo LGCT Stefano Grasso

World Number 1 Harrie Smolders Sizzles in LGCT London Final Salute World Number 1 Harrie Smolders (NED) finished the Longines Global Champions Tour of London on top with his second win of the weekend, piloting the lightning fast Zinius to victory and winning it on an edge-of-the-seat gallop to the last. Escorted by the scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, Smolders stood proudly…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Sameh and Suma’s Zorro Win French Hearts and LGCT Grand Prix of Paris

Sameh El Dahan was given a standing ovation as he celebrated

Sameh and Suma’s Zorro Win French Hearts and LGCT Grand Prix of Paris Sameh and Suma’s Zorro Win French Hearts and LGCT Grand Prix of Paris In emotional scenes as the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower, Sameh El Dahan (EGY) was given a standing ovation as he celebrated a breathtaking victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Shanghai Swans’ Sparkle in Spectacular Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez

Shanghai Swans’ Daniel Deusser and Pedro Veniss soared to a second pole position of the season after a challenging GCL first round tested the world’s best on the French Riviera. Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

Shanghai Swans’ Sparkle in Spectacular Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez Shanghai Swans’ Daniel Deusser and Pedro Veniss soared to a second pole position of the season after a challenging GCL first round tested the world’s best on the French Riviera. Just a short stroll from the turquoise waters of the famous Pampelonne Beach, the show is nestled in the heart of the…

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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…

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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…

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SHOWJUMPING – Harry Smolders Debuts as Longines World Number One

NED-Harrie Smolders rides Don VHP Z to a clear round and secures Team Netherlands the 2017 Title during the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final. 2017 ESP-Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final - CSIO Barcelona. Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Saturday 30 September. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

Showjumping – Olympian Harrie Smolders debuts as the Longines world number one for the first time in his career Dutch Olympian Harrie Smolders has secured the number one spot of the Longines World Ranking for the first time in his career, taking the reins from Olympic silver medallist Kent Farrington (USA) who held the position since May 2017. Smolders, who…

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Reigning Champion Harrie Smolders makes formidable return winning Massimo Dutti Trophy

Harrie Smolders - Longines Global Champions Tour

Reigning Champion Harrie Smolders makes formidable return winning Massimo Dutti Trophy Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso The final competition of the Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour saw a familiar face on the winner’s step, as 2017 Champion Harrie Smolders (NED) rounded out the weekend with a win in the Massimo Dutti Trophy. Lightning fast as ever, the flying Dutchman made…

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Beezie Madden and Breitling are unbeatable again in Paris

America’s Beezie Madden and Breitling LS took their second win of the week to go into Sunday’s title-decider with a one-fence advantage at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 2018 in Paris (FRA). (FEI/Liz Gregg)

Beezie Madden and Breitling are unbeatable again in Paris American star has a fence in hand going into Sunday’s two-round title-decider By Louise Parkes America’s Beezie Madden (54) almost made it look easy as she moved one step closer to clinching the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2018 title in Paris (FRA) with her second victory of the week last…

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