08 November 2023

GCL Super Cup 2022 In Review

GCL Super Cup 2022 In Review

2022 saw guts and raw talent give the GCL Super Cup winning team the edge. As we count down the days until the 2023 GCL Super Cup gets underway at the highly anticipated GC Prague Playoffs at the Czech Capital's O2 arena, we relive some of the moments from last year's event. 

2022 GCL Super Cup In Review

It was a battle right up to the last fence as Miami Celtics held under immense pressure to be crowned the 2022 GCL Super Cup Champions.  Taking the lions share of the €4.5million prize purse after an evening full of thrilling drama and elite sport coupled with a sell-out crowd at Prague’s O2 arena for the 2022 GC Prague Playoffs.

In the high adrenaline Final, young talent Miami Celtics team of Bertram Allen, Michael G Duffy and U25 rider Edouard Schmitz beat Valkenswaard United’s years of experience from Marcus Ehning, John Whitaker and Andre Thieme by being the faster team on 12 faults overall.

Owners, riders, trainers, team managers and grooms all praised the GCL Super Cup throughout the week of unparalleled sporting action. Commenting on his team’s victory, Edouard Schmitz explained: “You wish for days like this... every rider dreams of this.”

He then added: “It was like nothing I have experienced before in my show jumping career, there was a lot at stake, we put a lot of good rounds towards the super cup final. I was very relieved to bring it through the finish line and the crowd’s reaction was unbelievable.”


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    In their fight for top of the podium, young guns the Miami Celtics had it all to play for with 8 faults in hand before it came down to time. In a laser point perfect round, Allen jumped clear. Two rails from Michael G Duffy meant all room for error left the building. With pressure falling on the shoulders of 23-year-old Edouard Schmitz, he entered the arena with €1.5 million to play for. A clear round for Schmitz and the crowd went wild for the newly crowned 2022 GCL Super Cup champions, in the biggest upset of the season.

    An incredible four days of electric sport, captivating entertainment and unmatched camaraderie draws to a close at the conclusion of the intense GCL Super Cup Final powered by Air Bank, as the curtain fell on the fourth edition of the GC Prague Playoffs. 

    Relive all the action of the 2022 GCL Super Cup below!


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