Hamburg, Germany’s biggest port city and its ‘gateway to the world’ hosted another fantastic LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR round from 14-17th May. Hamburg is a hugely popular venue which attracts tens of thousands of people to its vast showground due to the world-class show jumping on offer.

Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Germany’s own Katrin Eckermann, narrowly stole the victory from World No1 and No2 Scott Brash and Ben Maher in a fast and furious jump-off. The cream of international show jumping talent was out in force at Longines Global Champions Tour Hamburg, the 5th round of 2015 season.

US star rider Kent Farrington seized a dramatic victory against a world class field at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by H&M.

The American champion’s defiant win at the famous grass arena in Hamburg shook up the overall championship ranking after Leg 5 and left Luciana Diniz in No1 spot. Kent described his win as “fantastic” and he has shot up to No4 in the ranking.

The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by H&M was a world class show jumping feast with the winner collecting €99,000 in prize money out of a total €300,000 purse.

 

Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT