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Images from the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid - part one

Wednesday, 07 May 2014
They returned together with a bang; GLOCK's London and Gerco Schröder made sure to get on the podium in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix - at the first event for the pair in the GLOCK colors. All photos by World of Showjumping.

The only nine year old First Class van Eeckelghem made a big impression with Daniel Deusser - jumping clear in the first round in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, and then having a single rail down at the end of the second round.
 Roger Yves Bost rode the 10 year old Qoud'Coeur de la Loge in Madrid, a son of his former top ride Ideal de la Loge.
 Edwina Tops-Alexander with her new ride Questina.
 Another new pair in Madrid was Citizenguard Cadjanine Z and Constant van Paesschen - the twelve year old mare has previously been competed with huge success by Rodrigo Pessoa and Gregory Wathelet. Constant got off to a good start with Cadjanine and was placed 7th in the Copa Del Rey.
 After a great fourth place in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Antwerp, Bassem Hassan Mohammed and Primeval Dejavu once again did an outstanding first round in the Grand Prix to notch up a single time penalty. Unfortunately the two did not return to the second round.
 Marcus Ehning borrowed Reed Kessler's Soraya de l'Obstination - although just for this show.
 Another combination new to the five star scene that was impressing in Madrid was Katharina Offel and the nine year old Air Chin Z - who made their debut at Grand Prix level in the Copa Del Rey with only one rail down. 
 Gonzalo Añon Suarez was THE home rider of the weekend! First he won Friday's 1.45 class, and then he was 9th in the Copa Del Rey on Qlamp d'Ivraie.
 Portugal's Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Imperio Egipcio Milton were in top form throughout the weekend!
 As were Eugenie Angot and Davendy S - second in Friday's 1.45 class and clear in the first round of Saturday's Grand Prix.
 Palloubet d'Halong was also competing with Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi in the saddle.
 Alex Duffy's former rider Living The Dream and Cameron Hanley have definetly found the tone together.
 The show in Madrid is one of the most beautiful in the world, and full of traditions.

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