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On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Hamburg Diamonds doubled their lead over the Valkenswaard United after securing a win in the Global Champions League CSI5* Final of Rome. Coming into the second phase on eight faults, teammates Harrie Smolders (NED) and Eric Lamaze (CAN) kept their championship dreams alive with faultless rides aboard Don VHP Z and Chacco Kid, respectively. “I felt I needed […]
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At the Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome on Saturday, September 23, 2017, Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands accomplished a feat that no rider in the history of the LGCT had been able to previously do. With a 2nd place finish in the LGCT Grand Prix of Rome CSI5*, Smolders secured enough points to prematurely win the championship […]
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In true sporting fashion, the Hamburg Diamonds have silenced their Valkenswaard United rivals in the Global Champions League of Valkenswaard Final. After a clear performance in the opening round on Friday, August 11, Hamburg Diamonds teammates Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands and Belgium’s Jos Verlooy went on to seal the deal in Saturday’s GCL Final on August 12. Smolders and Verlooy delivered […]
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As teams scramble to rack up points before the 2017 Global Champions League finale, teammates Jos Verlooy and Harrie Smolders of the Hamburg Diamonds produced the biggest upset of the season in round one of the GCL of Valkenswaard. On Friday, August 11, The Diamonds came into the 13th leg of competition trailing three points behind the Valkenswaard United in […]
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In a fairytale finish at the Longines Global Champions Tour debut in the city of Berlin, German rider Christian Ahlmann won the Championat der Deutschen Kreditbank AG von Berlin CSI5* aboard the 14-year-old DSP stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol). His latest accomplishment comes twenty-four hours after he piloted the 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion Codex 1 to a 1st place finish in the €300,000 LGCT Grand Prix […]
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