Quotes after the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Cannes
Last Modified:Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:11
A happy Marcus at the press conference. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson."I tried to keep calm and it worked today," Marcus Ehning said after his win. Both Marcus horses Campbel and Plot Blue had a fight in the lorry on their way to the show which led to a swollen leg for Plot Blue; "He wasn't injured and he was never lame, but Kay had to walk a bit extra with him and cool his leg. But it was never any real worry".
"My horse is 16 and I'm not a junior anymore either, so by now I know what I can do and not do. I did a good, but not crazy jump-off, and that was enough today," Marcus said about his jump-off.
William Funnell's Billy Congo has been really good both in London last week and now in Cannes. "He had one down in Wiesbaden and has just got better and better since then," William commented on the amazing stallion.
Laura Kraut back on top of the Longines Global Champions Tour standing
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Global Champions Tour leader Laura Kraut. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Laura Kraut had to give up her top position after the last leg of the Longines GCT in London, but is now back on top with 132 points after yesterday's leg in Cannes. Christian Ahlmann is rank two with 124 points, and then it is a gap down to rank three and former leader Luciana Diniz at 106 points.
Both Alvaro de Miranda and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum have 91 points, while Denis Lynch has collect 90 points. Today's winner Marcus Ehning has a total of 88 points after getting 40 points in Cannes, and Edwina Tops-Alexander is also good for 88 points. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is rank nine on 85 points and 10th is Maikel van der Vleuten with 79 points.
Marcus Ehning takes home the Longines GCT Grand Prix in Cannes
Last Modified:Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:07
The top three in Cannes! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.After three amazing rounds Marcus Ehning and Plot Blue (Mr. Blue x Pilot) ended on top of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Cannes. William Funnel and Billy Congo (Vechta x Animo Elite) ended second and third place went to Maikel van der Vleuten with VDL Groep Verdi (Quidam de Revel x Landgraf).
Only eight riders were clear in the first round. In addition to them three riders with one time fault and the fastest riders at four faults went on to the second round. Philipp Weishaupt and Coupe de Coeur (Calido I x Lincoln) were first to go in the second round and delivered a clear round leaving this relatively new combination at four faults. Philipp's boss Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) produced a good round, but had the last fence down.
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Friday night's winners: Bosty and Myrtille! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Roger-Yves Bost won Friday night's 1,50 class in Cannes with Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur) after an amazing jump-off.
The first round was very technical and gave the riders several challenges, but still fifteen riders qualified for the jump-off. The first two riders in the jump-off - Jane Richard Philips with Dieudonne de Guldenboom (Nabab de Reve x Gibramino) and Kevin Staut with For Joy van't Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker) had to settle with four and eight faults. But the third rider Denis Lynch with the big jumping All Star (Argentinus x Alme) cleared the course in 37,98 seconds.