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The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Hamburg in images - part one

Thursday, 05 June 2014

The riders qualified for the second round lined up waiting to walk the course. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 Sören Pedersen and Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel did two great rounds clearing all the fences. Sören did two safe rounds but ended with one time penalty in the first round and two time penalties in the second round - finishing on an eight place.  Another rider that only ended up with time faults was Andre Thieme with the well jumping Conthendrix. A total of two time penalties after two rounds and seventh place was the result.  Athina Onassis de Miranda did a fantastic first round with AD Camille Z. It looked like a walk in the park even though they got the audience to gasp when they took off way too early in front of the open water. But not even that seemed to bother AD Camille Z - she just streched a bit and landed safely on the other side.  Once again Ben Maher and Cella showed off - being clear in all three rounds. The pair ended second.  Christian Ahlmann with Codex One was clear in the first round, but after the sixth fence fell in the second round they had to settle for the 11th place.  Billy Twomey's Tinka's Serenade stretching over the c-element of the triple combination. A combination that caused problems for many riders. Daniel Deusser is really on form at the moment, and the 9 year old First Class van Eeckelghem no doubt looks like a horse for the future. The pair ended 10th after having 4 faults in the first round and being clear in the second.  Denis Lynch with All lnclusive NRW heading for the open water.  Doda de Miranda was clear in both rounds, but got 4 faults in the jump-off riding AD Uutje. The pair ended 6th.  It sure goes up and down in the World of Showjumping - Eric Lamaze had won two five star Grand Prix classes in the two weeks leading up to Hamburg, but there he chose to retire on Powerplay.  Edwina Tops-Alexander is already announced for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy later this year either with Ego van Orti that she is pictured on here or with Old Chap Tame.

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