Stay At Home Special: GCTV Replay - LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai 2019
This week we take a look back at another stunning event on the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL 2019 calendar, to the incredible location of Shanghai in China. As world-class show jumping played out in the striking venue, the growth in popularity of the sport in China was evident as both international and Chinese fans packed out the stands to watch the best of the best compete in this unique atmosphere of this dynamic location.
The LGCT Grand Prix played host to a spectacular feat of sporting excellence, as Dani G. Waldman (ISR) emerged victorious riding her magnificent mare Lizziemary. With her trademark feathers flying in her hair, Danielle raced home as the fastest of nine top-class combinations in the jump-off. She became the first female rider to top the podium in the 2019 running of the tour, and secured her golden ticket to the LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs. Speaking of her qualification, she said “That adds huge extra pressure but makes it more thrilling. I’m super looking forward to going to Prague.
“I am really delighted today. My horse jumped amazing and it all worked out for me. I didn’t nail the first line the way I’d have liked, but I made it up somewhere else. This is the one everyone wants to win — we’ve come a long way, so this has made it all worthwhile and the crowd has been amazing. I love China and have been here many times so be able to come here and feel I’ve inspired young girls — everybody — is amazing.”
Re-live every moment of this incredible competition this weekend, as we bring you our GCTV Replay showing every minute, from start to finish, of this competition. Watch it all on Saturday 25 April at 18:00 BST/19:00 CET.