GCTV Replay: LGCT Grand Prix of Paris 2019

It was a spectacular win for Christian Ahlmann and Take A Chance On Me Z, as they stormed to victory at the iconic venue at the foot of the world famous Eiffel Tower in a blazing LGCT Grand Prix of Paris only days after the birth of his new baby girl! 

 

The event saw extraordinary performances from young horse and rider talent alongside stunning displays of speed from established combinations at this super chic event. 

 

The talented German rider displayed all his class and experience piloting his 10-year-old home bred stallion to victory and was rewarded with a standing ovation as the evening sunlight bathed the arena in magical light, and he was delighted to have also qualified for the star-studded LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs. 

 

He said: “It has been an amazing week I already had my daughter Ella born on Monday. My concentration was not what it should be. Judy wasn’t happy when I went (to the show). She said I better do well this weekend. I think she is happy now!”

 

In his winner’s interview in the arena Ahlmann said: “I had to work hard and my horse had to work hard. He jumped fantastic in the qualifier and this is his first Grand Prix win today. I can’t be more happy and more proud of my horse. I had a really fantastic feeling, in the difficult lines he was really with me.“

 

Watch every minute of the action again in our GCTV Replay this weekend on Saturday 13 June from 10:30 BST/11:30 CET - the replay will then be available for 24 hours on demand.