Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi wins opening CSI5* competition in Valkenswaard….

ph. Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi won the opening class of the 9th Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard in fine style this morning with 8-year-old Gunder, collecting his first LGCT CSI5* class win of the season. Rumaihi beat fast home rider Gert-Jan Bruggink (NED) and Vita 24 by just 0.06s. Third went to Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Citizenguard Million Dreams – his tenth LGCT top three finish of the season!

Rumaihi and Gunder proved the top combination in a world-class field which included Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), Daniel Deusser (GER) and Kent Farrington (USA). The riders took to the spotless Valkenswaard Grand Prix grass arena this morning, bathed in beautiful sunshine. The course from Uliano Vezzani was a welcoming one that produced 29 double clears from the 50 starters.

Tomorrow’s Grand Prix – the tenth round of the 2014 Championship season – will host some of the greatest riders in the sport as the race for the finish line in Doha hots up and the competitiors fight for the lion’s share of the €1 mllion Championship bonus prize-fund.

Source: LGCT

Medium Tour
Int. jumping competition in two phases (1.45 m) FEI Art. 274.5.6 – CSI5*

1. 132 Gunder Al Rumaihi, Ali Yousef QAT 1650.00 EUR 0 penalties 27.19 sec
bay 8y.G /Thunder van de Zuuthoeve/Randel Z/BWP/103RV97/ Lusail B.V phase 2
2. 74 Vita 24 Bruggink, Gert Jan NED 1000.00 EUR 0 penalties 27.25 sec
bay 9y.M /Carinjo/Contender/HOLST/103US66/ Stal het Oosterbrook BV phase 2
3. 140 Citizenguard Million Dreams Van Paesschen, Constant BEL 750.00 EUR 0 penalties 27.59 sec
bay 9y.M /Diamant de Semilly/Concetto/WESTF/103GX69/ Alain Van Campenhoudt phase 2
4. 110 Dieudonne de Guldenboom Richard Philips, Jane SUI 500.00 EUR 0 penalties 27.65 sec
bay 11y.G /Nabab de Reve/Gibramino/BWP/102PH42/ Allevamento Guldenboom Caroline P phase 2
5. 46 Quintus 81 Lynch, Denis IRL 300.00 EUR 0 penalties 28.11 sec
bay 11y.G /Quick Star/Grannus/OLDBG/102RV46/ Ahmad Hamcho phase 2
6. 422 Tinkabell 12 Pessoa, Rodrigo BRA 225.00 EUR 0 penalties 28.75 sec
grey 9y.M /Casco/Ekstein/KWPN/103LM22/ Rodrigo Pessoa phase 2
7. 81 Copabella Vegas Hargreaves, Julia AUS 150.00 EUR 0 penalties 30.06 sec
pieba 8y.G /Copabella Visage (Imp)/El Moxie (USA)/103LP70/ Lesley Hargreaves & K. phase 2
8. 10 Nlf Billy On Show Bruheim, Eirin NOR 125.00 EUR 0 penalties 30.41 sec
grey 12y.G /Cevin Z/Andiamo/AES/GBR42058/ Nordic Lights Farm,Llc phase 2
9. 107 Avion Greve, Willem NED 100.00 EUR 0 penalties 31.04 sec
grey 9y.G /Cornet Obolensky/Pilot/WESTF/103RJ77/ Hemmelhorst Sporthorses phase 2
10. 61 Don VHP Z Smolders, Harrie NED 100.00 EUR 0 penalties 31.50 sec
10y.S /Diamant de Semilly/Voltaire/ZANG/102SO78/ Copernicus Stables,Llc phase 2
11. 78 Extra van Essene Módolo Zanotelli, Marlon BRA 50.00 EUR 0 penalties 31.82 sec
10y.G /Diamant de Semilly/Gotthardsen/BWP/102XU85/ Levallois Sylvie phase 2
12. 114 Conconcreto Sancha LS Bluman, Daniel COL 50.00 EUR 0 penalties 31.92 sec
bay 11y.M /Chin Chin/Polydor/SLS/MEX40449/ Daniel,Ilan,& Steven Bluman phase 2