European Champion Roger-Yves Bost takes the first victory in Hamburg.

(Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT).

 

By Longines Global Champions Tour

 

 

Reigning European Champion Roger-Yves Bost won the opening CSI5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg today executing a super-fast round with Quaoukoura du Ty in the star-studded CSI5*/3* 1.40m.

With 133 starters in the combined 3* class, Bosty had many to contend with for the top spot, but the notoriously fast frenchman is always tough to beat. Germany’s Johannes Ehning and Appearance 2 took 2nd, less than 0.2s behind the winner.

With all the top names in the show jumping world giving their horses a first outing at the historic Derby Park this afternoon the competition was world-class and offered a taste of what’s to come. The beautiful grass arena, looking fantastic after last week’s heat wave in Germany, will be a magnificent stage for this weekend’s LGCT Championship Round Three Grand Prix.

Watch the Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg Grand Prix live on GCT TV from 1.25pm (local time) Saturday 31st May.