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Images | Maikel van der Vleuten's win in the Longines Grand Prix in Lyon

Monday, 04 November 2013

Coming in as last to go in the thirteen horse jump-off, Maikel van der Vleuten stole the win after an incredible jump-off round on VDL Groep Verdi. Here are the two enjoying a quite moment just before the prize giving. All photos by WoSJ.

 It was a very happy Maikel that crossed the finish line in Lyon to realize he had won the star studded class... ...and he was all smiles following his performance. It was an emotional moment for Maikel, who has brought the stallion to top level himself - riding him since he was a five year old. A very, very happy Maikel giving Verdi som TLC! Getting dressed for the prize giving with Pedro's help... ..and the text messages were no doubt ticking in! A big kiss for a great horse! The stunning Verdi at the prize giving.  Trophe and champagne for Maikel - but the latter he saved for later, as he got straight in the truck to drive back home to Holland himself. Maikel being presented with his new Longines watch. And in the end of the prize giving Just World International recived a check from Longines.

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