On the final day of competition at the Longines Masters of Paris, Germany’s Daniel Deusser and the 14-year-old Westphalian gelding Cornet D’Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani) took home top honors in the CSI5* Longines Grand Prix on December, 3, 2017.
Thirty five horse and rider combinations contested for the lump sum €300,000 in prize aboard the track constructed by internationally renowned course designer Louis Konickx. Also up for grabs was the opportunity to secure the first leg of the Super Grand Slam; a €2,250,000 bonus proposed by EEM, for anyone who wins the Longines Grand Prix in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, in that order.
The class, set at 1.60m, saw 12 partnerships return for the jump-off, with Deusser crossing the timers in a leading 37.95s to win the feature event.
France’s Simone Delestre and the 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding Hermes Ryan (Hugo Gesmeray x Ryon d’Anzex) crossed the timers in 38.08s for 2nd place.
Third place went to Lauren Hough of the United States and the 13-year-old SWB mare Ohlala (Orlando x Cardento), who finished in 38.62s to close out the podium placings.
The next leg of the Series is set to take place in Hong-Kong, China, between February 9-11, 2018. It will be followed by the American stage in New York, NY between April 26-29, 2018.
The full results can be viewed here.
All photos ©Thomas Reiner Photography.