The French redeem themselves in Chantilly with a great win for Patrice Delaveau
Last Modified:Sunday, 21 July 2013 23:20
Patrice Delaveau with Carinjo. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.It was a rather suitable finale to a wonderful weekend here in Chantilly. The CSI5* Prix EADS was a competition over two rounds and Italy's Uliano Vezzani certainly seemed determined to leave the riders working until the very end with a difficult two rounds.
After some disappointing results for both Frenchman Jerome Hurel and Patrice Delaveau in yesterday's Grand Prix of Chantilly, it seemed France was determined to conclude the weekend with a win, and thanks to Patrice, that is exactly what they did.
The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Chantilly to Beezie Madden
Last Modified:Sunday, 21 July 2013 07:12
Beezie Madden and Cortes C on their way to victory in Chantilly. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.After three clear rounds, and the fastest time of the day in the jump-off Beezie Madden climbed to the top of the podium in Chantilly. Riding Cortes C (Randel Z x Darco) the American rider made sure to add yet another big win to her already long list of top results, taking home the the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. And it didn’t come easy either, with eight other top riders joining her in the jump-off after they had jumped double clear rounds around Uliano Vezzani's two demanding tracks.
Christian Ahlmann on top of the Longines Global Champions Tour overall standing
Last Modified:Sunday, 21 July 2013 07:13
Christian Ahlmann. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Christian Ahlmann has taken over the lead of the overall standing of the Longines Global Champions Tour. The German rider has collected 185 points over the eight legs of the tour that have taken place so far. In second is Luciana Diniz with 166 points, while Laura Kraut is rank three on 161 points. Then follows William Funnell (138), Ludger Beerbaum (138), Scott Brash (133), Edwina Tops-Alexander (123), Alvaro de Miranda (122), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (121) and Michael Whitaker (117).
Last Modified:Saturday, 20 July 2013 08:47
Steve Guerdat won in Chantilly. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.Friday afternoon Swiss Olympic Champion, Steve Guerdat, won the EADS-Generali Prize in Chantilly. The class was set at 1.50 and was against the clock, and Steve's victory came on his faithful and longtime 16 year old partner Jalisca Solier (Alligator Fontaine x Jalisco B). “Jalisca has been in great shape for the last two years now, maybe she is in better shape than two years ago. I only enter her in the best competitions, where I know the ground will be good. And thus she only takes part in eight classes per year and I have come here with that objective: To win in this beautiful arena,” Steve said after his win.
Guerdat beat French rider Kevin Staut on the 8 year old For Joy van’t Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure/Heartbreaker) with almost three seconds, while Hans-Dieter Dreher was third on Colore (Contender x Lord).
Last Modified:Monday, 15 July 2013 11:07
Laura Kraut is on the list for Chantilly. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The coming weekend it is time for the next leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Chantilly, France. Several top riders will participate and among them is Henrik von Eckermann, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Steve Guerdat, Christian Ahlmann, Ludger Beerbaum, Kevin Staut, Nick Skelton, Luciana Diniz, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Gerco Schröder.
The United States is well represented in this leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour with Kent Farrington, Reed Kessler, Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden and Richard Spooner present.
Kraut maintains her lead in the Longines Global Champions Tour
Last Modified:Sunday, 07 July 2013 08:39
Laura Kraut. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Laura Kraut is still on top of the overall standing in the Longines Global Champions Tour. After seven legs the US rider has picked up 161 points. Christian Ahlmann is rank two with 148 points, while Luciana Diniz in rank three with 141 points. Then follows William Funnell on 138, Edwina Tops-Alexander on 123, Michael Whitaker on 117, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on 108, Ludger Beerbaum on 105 and Richard Spooner on 103 points.
Henrik von Eckermann wins the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Estoril
Last Modified:Sunday, 07 July 2013 08:10
Henrik von Eckermann and Gotha FRH jumped to victory in Estoril. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.
After three exciting rounds in Estoril, it was Henrik von Eckermann on Gotha FRH that claimed the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. Following a jump-off with five riders in it, Scott Brash ended second on Hello Sanctos – the British rider was the only one in addition to Henrik that delivered three clear rounds. Third was home rider Luciana Diniz on Winningmood.
Last Modified:Saturday, 06 July 2013 15:15
Harrie Smolders with Regina Z. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.Harrie Smolders and Regina Z (Rex Z x Savoy Hanover) showed their competitors how to do it in Saturday’s first class in Estoril, taking home the win. The 1.45 class had 33 riders in it, and the Dutch rider was the best of them all. With a time of 30.70 seconds in the second phase, the notoriously fast Harrie left the runner-up spot to home rider Luis Sabino Gonçalves on the Diamant de Semilly-son Quisling de Kreisker at 31.00 seconds. William Funnell made it another top result, ending third on Billy Angelo (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Kroongraff) with a time of 31.06 seconds in phase two.