It means that the 41-year old has not only won the qualifying leg of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping 2016/2017, but also a Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 d 4MATIC worth around 75,000 Euro. He also received 20 points for the World Cup’s Western European League rankings where, after five from 13 stopovers, is currently lying 12th with 20 points.
Second was the London Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat (Switzerland) on the ten-year mare Bianca (0/44.95). “It’s the fourth time I’ve come second here, but I was beaten by the very best,” said the Swiss when accepting his “fate”.
Good Luck, a ten-year old stallion, carried Cian O’Connor (Ireland) to third place (0/45.03): “On the whole I’m very, very happy. It’s his first indoor season and he sometimes gets a little distracted. I’m so also proud to have been beaten by the best.”