Results from big weekend of exciting events around the world
HSJ takes a look back over the weekend where the Longines Global Champions Tour in Doha took centre stage. Overall leader, Ludger Beerbaum of Germany missed out after picking up 16 penalties on his substitute horse when his top ride Chiara had not been given the fitness all clear. Scott Brash of Britain successfully defended his title to be crowned 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion after finishing four to give him a one point advantage over Beerbaum as well as finishing on the same points as rival Rolf-Göran Bengtsson of Sweden who was the eventual class winner with Casall ASK.
Brash was awarded the title as he had won more events in the season but it was an exciting finale for all those present in Doha and watching on television.
The Royal Horse Show in Toronto was won by Belgian Nicola Philippaerts on Challenge vd Hefflinck, while another European Harrie Smolders who won Las Vegas CSI2*-W GP worth $75,000 riding Regina Z, owned by Axel Verlooy was second. Karl Kook had been second with Jonkheer Z but finished third on Enjoy Louis.4° Jos Verlooy – Farfelu de la Pomme
5° Jennifer Gates – Lucifer V
6° Lucy Davis – Barron
7° Candice King – Kismet 50
8° Audrey Coulter – Acorte
9° Jaun Pablo Gnecco – User ID
10°Bliss Heers – Cesarwww.horseshowtime.comMoving to Argentina, at the Haras el Capricho for the Premio Ericsson over 1.60m valid for qualification for the Fei World Cup 2015 and for the Panamerica Games was won by Alejandro Madorno on Milano de Flore, who picked up a penalty in each round.Back in Europe and there was an interesting event in Maastricht where the Jumping Indoor took place, with the prestigious CSI3* which was won by home rider Maikel van der Vleuten who lifted the Longines Trophy GP of Maastricht on VDL Groep Sapphire B (Mr.Blue). It was a complete Dutch podium with Timothy Hendrix second on Cedrick (Couleur-Rubin) and Albert Zoer in third on Gigolo (Cicero).There were 10 in the jump-off and seven got round with no penalties, including youngster Frank Schuttert (fourth on Epleaser van T Heike), Ireland’s Jessica Kurten (fifth on Arezzo VDL), Belgian Judy-Ann Melchior on As Cold as Ice Z (sixth) and Annelies Vorsselmans (seventh on Chambertino 2).Complete list: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/970/sta_erg/07_ergNED.htm?style=longi…In Italy there was the Tortona CSI2* Grand Prix won by Filippo Moyersoen on Loro Piana Canada, just ahea of Swiss rider Paul Estermann on Lord Pepsi, (36.53 for Moyersoen and 36.57 for the Swiss), third was Massimo Grossato on Buddies Belvino V.The complete list: http://equiresults.com/competition/38/1019/results