It was a drama-filled GCL Super Cup Semi-Final as the ultimate lineup was determined for Sunday’s Final. In the knockout, the field was cut in half during the second day of the GC Prague Playoffs.
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Anticipation is mounting for Sunday’s €4.5 million GCL Super Cup Final, which is set to be a sell-out crowd with over 35,000 spectators this week at the O2 arena.
The emotional stakes are particularly intense, with favorites Shanghai Swans and Stockholm Hearts powered by H&M We Love Horses eliminated, and the hometown heroes Prague Lions powered by Czech Equestrian Team securing their place in the Final for the second year running.
Showcased in the awe-inspiring ‘Walk of Champions,’ the riders participating in Friday’s Semi-Final were welcomed by the thunderous cheers of the crowd, a significant indicator of the thrilling spectacle that awaited them in an evening filled with awe-inspiring sportsmanship, triumphant highs, and heartbreaking lows.
GCL Super Cup Final Qualified Teams:
- Madrid In Motion
- Paris Panthers
- St Tropez Pirates
- Riesenbeck International powered by Kingsland Equestrian
- Valkenswaard United
- St Tropez Pirates
In the Semi Final winners interview Maikel van der Vleuten smiled to GCTV: “To be standing here for us with the team is brilliant. It was a fantastic performance for us today, I think everybody could see how tricky the course was but I must say that all three of our horses looked in great shape, and it was a fantastic performance today.”
Madrid In Motion’s U25 rider Jack Whitaker smiled and added: “When you come to GC Prague Playoffs riders and horses have to be really on the ball as it’s very challenging. I’m super pleased with our team today, it means a lot to everyone and it is fantastic to see the support we have from our whole team like Alvaro Arrieta Konyay’s reaction from VIP!”
Sunday’s GCL Super Cup Final promises to unfold amidst packed grandstands, with riveting spectating experiences assured.
Show jumping enthusiasts globally can tune in live on GCTV where they’ll be treated to expert commentary, insightful analysis, cutting-edge graphics, and exclusive rider interviews seamlessly integrated into the coverage.