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Images | Hamburg highlights

Friday, 02 June 2017
CSI5* LGCT Hamburg 2017

The German Derby Meeting and the Longines Global Champions Tour in Kleint Flottbek, Hamburg, has it all! This traditional show sees equestrian fans flock to see the super stars of our sport, year after year. Here, home favourite Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann thanks Indi for a clear round. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Peder Fredricson's H&M All In was back doing his first really big class after his operation last year. H&M All In seems to be in fantastic form and won the afternoon class on Saturday, that also counted as the GCL final and as the qualification for the LGCT Grand Prix.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
H&M Flip's Little Sparrow was stand-in for H&M All In on the shortest prize giving we've ever seen. It was only the winner going into the ring, one lap of honor and then out again. Peder decided not to jump the LGCT Grand Prix with H&M All In, that he was qualified for.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Hind leg perfection from John Whitaker's Cassinis Chaplin.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Germany's young talent Laura Klaphake and her Catch Me If You Can really impressed.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Another young rider to watch out for is Sanne Thijssen - here with Celine M Z.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
A treat for Ales Opatrny's Balguero after a job well done in the Global Champions League final.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Several new horse and rider combinations were at start in Hamburg. Here Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen with Bertram Allen's former ride Quite Easy 4...

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
...Laura Kraut was seen in the saddle of Hello Guv'Nor...

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
...Ludger Beerbaum has not been riding Chacon for too long...

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
...and Geir Gulliksen was riding Seringat, that previously has had huge success with Cian O'Connor.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
As always it was packed with audience around the warm-up ring that is placed in the middle of the show ground.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
And it is a beautiful warm-up with a huge tree offering some shadow.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Lauren Hough and Martin Fuchs ended second in the team competition, riding for Chantilly Pegasus.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
It was Denis Lynch and Scott Brash - Miami Glory - that took the victory.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
And Scott Brash got a champagne bath after the win.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Olivier Philippaerts and H&M Cabrio van de Heffinck waiting for their turn.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
And it was a happy horse and rider leaving the ring.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Lillie Keenan's Skyhorse deserved a treat after his round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Christian Ahlmann's Epleaser van't Heike took a break after his performance.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Not an empty space in Hamburg!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Time for the prize giving.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
What a day for Rolf-Göran Bengtsson! He won the very last class he did with his super star Casall Ask before the stallion was retired straight after the prize giving.

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