In an afternoon of non-stop sporting drama Dutch star Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) faced down the heavyweights of the show jumping universe to pull off an extraordinary home win in Valkenswaard.

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As said best by Gary Lineker, “In the end, it's always Germany who wins!” The statement rings true this weekend, as the incredible German won both Grand Prix in Paris. Today, it was with a mare, Ailina, who also belongs to the Zangersheide stud-farm.

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Saturday is a big day at the Longines Global Champions Tour with both the second and final round of the team event for the Global Champions League, and the individual LGCT Grand Prix. The hero of the day in the individual LGCT Grand Prix was a German who is a regular on the podium himself, but whose horse had yet to jump a 5* Grand Prix prior to today. For 10-year-old stallion Take A Chance On Me Z and Christian Ahlmann it was the best possible result!

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The competition in Paris has just begun, and it is under the most amazing conditions—a beautiful sun, an incredible line up of riders and the public already filling the stands. And what an outcome it was in the opening event of the CSI5*!

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It was a magnificent first day at the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping: a glowing sun, a shopping village teeming with people who congregated around the stands and warm up arena. The horses were unbothered by the heat, barely breaking a sweat. After all, these equine are top athletes who have been physically prepared with the unmatched expertise of their globally renowned riders. Together they offer a magnificent show of sport.

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The six-bar event is without a doubt one of the most impressive in any jumping competition. Technique, power, control, precision... it takes everything, and just as much for the rider as the horse!

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Niels Bruynseels (BEL) and his speedy mare Gancia de Muze reinforced the Belgian march on the Championship after a dazzling win in a star-studded jump off in Cannes.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser and Belgium’s Pieter Devos remain locked in an intense duel at the top of the Longines Global Champions Tour overall ranking separated by only 12 points after the 7th leg of the 2019 season.

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Martin Fuchs thrust his hat into the air to acknowledge the capacity crowd’s standing ovation as he landed over the final fence to claim victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid, elation written across his face.

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Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and Cataleya 3 gave a new definition to the word speed in a thrilling twelve rider jump-off today at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach.
Olivier and his bay mare pulled out all the stops in the €93.500 class, finishing just ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) with Don Vito and Bertram Allen (IRL) with Izzy By Picobello in a nail-biting showdown of some of the world’s top international riders.

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