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Highlights from the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen | Part two

Friday, 28 July 2017
CSIO5* Aachen 2017

This is the trophy they all want to win! The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping has become the ultimate challenge for the world's best riders, and last weekend they all gathered in Aachen to hunt the victory in one of the Majors of the Grand Slam. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. 

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The Rolex Trophy is watched closely by two guards.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Andreas Kreuzer and Calvilot cleared all the fences in the second round as well, but had to add one more time fault to the one he got in the first round eventually ending 5th as best of the Germans.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Cian O'Connor and Good Luck flying over the open water.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Eduardo Menezes ended 18th with Quintol after having four faults in the first round and eight in the second.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
A happy Team Schuttert after the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Kent Farrington's Voyeur looking as fresh as ever leaving the ring after jumping two very difficult rounds.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Laura Klaphake rode her two rounds with a big smile on her face.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Everyone wanted to talk to the young talented German rider after her two rounds.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Gregory Wathelet preparing for the jump-off together with Pieter Devos and Eric Grenier.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Harrie Smolders and Michel Hendrix going through the jump-off to be able to help their team mate Marc Houtzager, who was first to go against the clock.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Pieter Devos and Nicola Philippaerts took it a bit easier with an ice cream.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof's Calimero were first to go in the four-horse jump-off.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Laura Kraut and Zeremonie did a great jump-off as last to go, but had to see the final Rolex oxer fall to the ground.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Luciana Diniz and Fit For Fun slipped badly in front of this oxer in the jump-off, but somehow they managed to get at distance and clear the fence.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Pure happiness from Coree's owner Judith - here getting a hug from Marcus Ehning, who she also supports.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The winner Gregory Wathelet leaving the ring after the prize giving, soaking wet, but very happy.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Spruce Meadows is the next stop for the Rolex Grand Slam.

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