Watch GC Prague Playoffs 2019 Highlights On Demand Now!
The second running of the stunning Global Champions Playoffs were staged in the magical Czech capital Prague in 2019, one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with dramatic action keeping millions of equestrian fans worldwide entertained.
It was a fairytale ending for the talented and consistent pairing of Explosion W and Ben Maher (GBR) as they pulled off the win in the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, completing an incredible hat trick of titles in the 2019 season. The best in show jumping had been aiming for this moment all year and the €1.25 million LGCT Super Grand Prix formed to be the ultimate individual showdown. Maher described Explosion W as “magic” and said: "Amazing sport today and top horses and riders in the world. It is just an amazing feeling to be able to win here with this horse, the people who are round me to make this possible and they all know who they are. Magic. No words can explain him, what he has done over the past two years and how he has learned. He proved how good he is tonight."
The drama continued in the GCL Super Cup, as the Shanghai Swans team wrote their names into the history books - leapfrogging their way to the win in a dramatic €6.4 million Final. Daniel Deusser with Jasmien vd Bisschop, Peder Fredricson with H&M Christian K and Pius Schwizer with Cortney Cox delivered an epic two rounds of action under unbelievable pressure in Prague’s packed O2 arena.
The Final of the GCL Super Cup played host to a spell-binding showdown of the world’s best horses and riders. The calibre of competition was at an extraordinary level and the intensity of the battle provoked shock results. Daniel Deusser of the Swans spoke of what the prestigious victory meant to the team and how they had been planning throughout 2019 to take the prestigious trophy: “It was a goal of the season - it’s as simple as that. The whole year you’re planning to qualify for this event and every day there is pressure. The crowd, the whole arena, everything together here is fantastic organisation.”
Re-live some of the best moments from this incredible event in our exciting highlights shows here!
WATCH LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR SUPER GRAND PRIX HERE
WATCH GCL SUPER CUP HERE