McLain Ward does it again and wins the second leg of the FEI World Cup Jumping Final.

McLain Ward and HH Azur repeated the dose by overcoming their rivals in the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final II. (Photo © Cara Grimshaw / FEI)


For the second consecutive day US Olympic medalist McLain Ward took the win, following the Longines FEI World Cup Final Jumping in Omaha.

A prophet in his own land, Ward settled his opponents in a simply perfect and unbeatable tiebreaker, after stopping the clock in 36.87 seconds with 11-year-old mare HH Azur (Thunder vd Zuuthoeve x Sir Lui vd Zuuthoeve) owned by Double H Farm & Francois Mathy. This time the field designed by Irish Alan Wade had a total of 33 pairs and pass 6 to the tiebreaker, in a Second Leg that distributed €150,000 and under effusive support from the public at the Centurylink Center, McLain was awarded a prize of €34,500 plus 100 World Ranking points.

For second place Gregory Wathelet of Belgium tried to follow the winner, but completed his court in 39.39 seconds with 12-year-old gelding Forlap (Querlybet Hero x Heartbreaker), escorted in the third by Swiss Romain Duguet and 10-year-old mare Twentutwo des Biches (Mylord Carthago x Kalor du Bocage) with a time of 40.46 seconds, while completing the Top 5 in the fourth place Martin Fuchs of Switzerland in 44.01 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Clooney (Cornet Obolensky x Ferragamo) and fifth Marcus Ehning of Germany demolished two rails to totaling 8 faults in 39.56 seconds with 14-year-old gelding Pret A Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy).

For the Latin Ranking the Uruguayan Martín Rodríguez Vanni took the 31st position, completing his course in great total of 28 fouls with 12-year-old gelding Liborius (Quiality x Landadel).

McLain Ward’s first-place finish clear with a total of 76 points, followed by Switzerland’s Romain Duguet with 4 fouls and 67 points, third-seeded Henrik von Eckemann with 8 fouls and 59 points, Martin Fuchs with 9 fouls plus 65 points was fourth and Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain fifth also accumulating 9 fouls, but with 57 points.


Final Results