Bengtsson claims LGCT crown
Rolf-Goran Bengtsson has won the Longines Global Champions Tour with star performer Casall Ask.
The Swedish rider rode his way to victory in the final in Qatar thanks to a splendid display which also ended all hopes of victory for title rival Edwina Tops-Alexander who had to settle for the silver medal.
Speaking afterwards, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson heaped praise upon his 17 year-old stallion with whom the rider has been partnered with for 11 years.
As for the Italian representative taking part in the final, Lorenzo De Luca came an impressive 8th place. See here for the results from the Qatar final: http://www.longinestiming.com/#!/equestrian/2016/1259/html/en/longinestiming/resultlist_04.html
See here meanwhile for the overall standings: http://results.hippodata.de/2016/1259/docs/lgct_ranking_doha_2016.pdf
photo credit: Stefano Grasso