Images from the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid - part two
Wednesday, 07 May 2014
After a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix that did not live quite up to the expectations for living legend John Whitaker and Argento - the two bounced back in the Copa Del Rey the following day to end third! After all; the oldest are the wisest! All photos by World of Showjumping.
But, it was a much younger rider that took the win in the Grand Prix on Saturday. Here is the winner Maikel van der Vleuten watching the first riders go together with his father Eric.
Maikel's winning horse VDL Groep Verdi.
The Dutch were strong on the podium on Saturday, with Maikel in first and Gerco Schröder in third on GLOCK's London.
Walnut de Muze jumped incredible all weekend with Harrie Smolders, but the margins were not on their side.
A happy Kay Neatham gives Grand Prix runner-up Plot Blue some TLC.
Maikel and Marcus checking out their many texts after great perfomances in Madrid.
It was a full house and incredible atmosphere all three days in Madrid!
The show's leading rider; Patrice Delaveau - here on Orient Express HDC.
Scott Brash takes a look at the first of his two trophies won on Hello Annie this weekend.
Scott waiting to see if he wins his second 1.45 for the weekend together with Eric van der Vleuten and John Whitaker.
The nine year old Ambler Gambler ended fourth in the Copa Del Rey with Kent Farrington.
Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani was not in luck though as he fell off and had to spend quite some time on getting a broken bridle back on Sieshof's Abraksas.
Happy crew in Madrid.
Eiken Sato did a great performance in the Copa Del Rey to end eight in Egano van het Slogenhof.
This fence was no good for the world's number one and two in Saturday's Grand Prix as it fell for both Scott Brash and Ben Maher in the first round.
That's a happy face; Jane Richard Phillips goes clear in the first round of the Copa Del Rey on Zekina Z.