18 May 2024

Hall of Fame: Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid

Hall of Fame: Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid

The stage is set for the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid. As riders from across the globe prepare to take part in an epic showjumping showdown, we take a look back at the impressive roster of riders who have claimed victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid.

Let’s start at the beginning when the Longines Global Champions Tour stopped in Madrid for the very first time in 2013. Madrid served as the final stop of the tour that year, providing a thrilling end to the season. British jumping star Michael Whitaker claimed victory aboard Viking, as he was the only rider to go clear in the jump off. In 2014, the top spot went to the flying Dutchman, Maikel van der Vleuten riding Verdi TN.

2015 was a year with no jump off as Brazil’s Luciana Diniz secured the win in the second round with her horse Winningmood. In 2016, German showjumping sensation Marcus Ehning took the top spot aboard Misanto Pert a Tout. American showjumper Kent Farrington clinched the win in 2029 in a tight battle aboard Gazelle. 2018 saw the trophy handed back to Great Britain as Ben Maher and Explosion took the win in 2019, Swiss rider Martin Fuchs was on top of the podium by less than half a second aboard Chaplin.

After a brief break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGCT Grand Prix was back in Madrid in 2021. That year France’s Olivier Robert stormed to victory with Vivaldi des Meneaux. In 2022, the trophy was returned to the Netherlands when Dutch showjumping star Sanne Thijssen and Con Quidam RB narrowly clinched the victory in a tight jump-off of ten riders. Last year once again saw no jump off as Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander claimed victory in the first round aboard Fellow Castlefield as the only clear round.  

As we look forward to the competition this weekend we are left wondering who will be victorious in the LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid. Will a new rider secure their spot in the LGCT Madrid Hall of Fame? Join us as we witness showjumping history in the making in Madrid.


Edwina Tops-Alexander Wins The LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid

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