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Images | The Rolex Grand Prix at Piazza di Siena

Tuesday, 28 May 2019
CSIO5* Rome 2019

We look back at the Rolex Grand Prix at the beautiful Piazza di Siena in Rome, a competition that was exciting from beginning to end. First out is Cian O'Connor, giving Irenice Horta a well-deserved hug after finishing second. 

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. 

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Third place went to Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Extra. It was only the top three that managed to be double clear in the class.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. The rain was pouring down but it didn't stop the audience from enjoying some fantastic sport live.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Darragh Kenny and Balou du Reventon speeding through the finish line after a clear second round in the fastest time, but with four faults in the first round Kenny had to settle for fourth place.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Jessica Springsteen and Fleur de L'Aube only had to add one time fault to their score in the first round, but after a misunderstanding at the beginning of the second round Springsteen decided to retire.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Saturday's biggest winners Kent Farrington and Gazelle had to settle of ninth place after having one down in the first round and then adding eight faults to the result after the second round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. This time around, it was Jur Vrieling and VDL Glasgow van het Merelsnest that ended up just outside the second round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. A hug for Giulia Martinengo Marquet's Elzas after finishing 5th.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Luca Marziani couldn't be happier when clearing the first round in front of the home crowds....

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. .. and Marziani's Tokyo du Soleil seemed just as pleased.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Fredrik Jönsson and Cold Play ended eight after clearing the second round, but taking four faults with them from the first round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Cian O'Connor and Irenice Horta in action.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Laura Kraut and Curious George took the 7th place.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Not many arenas can beat the beauty and location of Piazza di Siena.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Henrik von Eckermann and Toveks Mary Lou won the Rolex Grand Prix both in Den Bosch and at Windsor, but this time they had to settle for the 10th place.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Cold Play seemed to notice every camera around.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. A kiss for Balou du Reventon.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Elzas took every opportunity to eat some gras; at the prize giving and also when leaving the arena after the jumping. Being the best horse competing for the home country and getting the most applause wasn't enough to disturb.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Curious George - time to smile for the camera!



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