Henrik Gundersen and Adlanteur top ESP Year End Grand Prix
Last Modified:Monday, 09 December 2013 20:14
Henrik Gundersen and Adlanteur. Photo (c) Mancini Photos.Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its Year-End Awards Show on December 7-8, 2013, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The week featured a $10,000 Open Stake on Saturday, December 7, as well as the $25,000 ESP Year End Grand Prix.
The show concluded on Sunday afternoon with an exciting win for Denmark's Henrik Gundersen riding Adlanteur in the $25,000 ESP Year End Grand Prix. Out of 32 entries, five horse and rider combinations qualified for the jump-off and three of those jumped double clear over the course designed by Pierre Jolicoeur of Wellington, FL. Henrik Gundersen and Adlanteur were last to go and had two fast rounds to beat. Their winning time was 38.267 seconds.
Last Modified:Monday, 09 December 2013 19:30
The Gucci Paris Masters kind of belonged to Kevin Staut and Scott Brash - who both took home the biggest wins during the weekend. Here with nr. three in the Grand Prix Gerco Schröder. Photos by World of Showjumping.
Simon Delestre leading rider at the Gucci Paris Masters
Last Modified:Monday, 09 December 2013 12:39
Leading rider at the Gucci Paris Masters; Simon Delestre. Photo by World of Showjumping.Simon Delestre took home the leading rider award at the Gucci Paris Masters this weekend. Picking up points in six of the seven classes Simon got a total of 290.5 points. Scott Brash was second best with 281 points, while Maikel van der Vleuten was third with 272 points. All three riders were awarded with beautiful Longines watches for their performances.
Last Modified:Monday, 09 December 2013 09:21
Kirsten Rikkert with Sorrento. Photo by www.digishots.nl.It was all about the Netherlands in Enschede's CSI2* Grand Prix. Dutch rider Kirsten Rikkert ended on top with her gelding Sorrento (Kingston x Faram), while second place went to Willem Greve on Avion (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot). Third place was shared between Peter Olthof with Agossi (Heartbreaker x Zapateado) and Leopold van Asten aboard VDL Groep Zidane (Heartbreaker x Calando I). Even the fifth place went to a Dutch rider - Albert Zoer on Abra Kadabra (Vancover x Calvados). Joachim Heyer from Germany was the first rider to break the Dutch dominans by taking the sixth place with Aquarell PW (Argentinus x Zeus).
Kevin Staut steals the show in the Grand Prix Gucci at Gucci Paris Masters
Last Modified:Sunday, 08 December 2013 18:41
The podium in the Grand Prix Gucci - Kevin Staut, Scott Brash and Gerco Schröder. Photos by World of Showjumping.Nobody had a chance today against a very determined Kevin Staut in the Grand Prix Gucci at Gucci Paris Masters. The French rider seemed to have his eyes firmly set on the trophy, and showed such a fighting spirit on Silvana HDC (Corland x Widor) that there was very little the remaining twelve riders in the jump-off could do – Kevin’s round was just in a league of its own from beginning to end. Although the world’s number one Scott Brash and Ursula XII (Ahorn x Papageno) really gave it a go – it was just not near to be enough today, as Kevin had raised the bar too high. Third in the thrilling class was Gerco Schröder riding London (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin).