Horses and Riders Revealed for R1 of GCL Chantilly

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

The 11th round of the GCL Championship kicks off today, with the horses and riders revealed for the first round of action in Chantilly. 


Overall ranking leaders London Knights will bring out the big guns, with Ben Maher riding Winning Good and Nicola Philippaerts competing on H&M Chilli Willi. Hot on their heels are Valkenswaard United, drawn 4th to go and bringing Alberto Zorzi with Contanga and Marcus Ehning with Comme il Faut off the bench for this leg of the Championship. 


Last week’s winners Montreal Diamonds will bring out their winning combination of Harrie Smolders and Jos Verlooy, with the pair riding their top stallions Emerald and Caracas. They’ll face stiff competition from the Berlin Eagles, who field Ludger Beerbaum with Chiara and Christian Kukuk with Limonchello. New York Empire will be looking for a strong result with Scott Brash and Hello Senator and Lillie Keenan with Super Sox taking up the reins for the team in today’s first round. 


Last to go, home city team Chantilly Pegasus, will field the experienced duo of Roger-Yves Bost and Sunshine du Phare and Carlos Lopez with Ulhane de Conde - the pair in the strongest position heading into today’s event. 


The action kicks off at 16:15 local time, streamed live via GC TV and on Facebook Live on the official GCL Facebook page.