Britain’s Ben Maher dominated the second competition of the Global Champions League beating Germany’s David Will and country man Scott Brash. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Briton Ben Maher won the €155,000 Second GCL Competition, where he took a 1.45-second lead in speed class.
Ben Maher achieved an unbeatable time of 65.07 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Don Vito (Quaprice Z x Jus de Pomme) owned by Poden Farms to secured 130 World Ranking Points.
Also with his victory today, Ben Maher has accumulated four 2017 FEI victories, where he has been climbing positions in the World Ranking.
For second place David Will of Germany recorded a time of 67.52 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Cento du Rouet (Chintan x Balou du Rouet), while the third and fourth position was for British riders with the former world leader Scott Brash in third place with the 11-year-old gelding Hello Forever (For Pleasure x Nimmerdor) in 68.17 seconds and John Whitaker followed in fourth place with the 15-year-old stallion Argento (Arko III x Gasper) in 68.74 seconds.
Best seed and World No. 1 Kent Farrington participated with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) in a fast round, to be in 66.89 seconds the second best time of the class, but knocked down a fence to sent direct 31st place.
For the Latino Ranking Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade ended up accumulating 9 faults in his presentation, to be placed in the 49th place with the 12-year-old mare Reus de la Nutria (Zandor Z x Kannan).