Qatar claim top honours for a second time in Valkenswaard.

(Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT)

 

By Global Champions Tour

Qatar’s Bassem Hassan Mohammed, currently ranked 3rd in the LGCT Championship ranking, claimed the CSI5* 1.50m speed class ahead of this afternoon’s pivotal 11th Grand Prix of the season, marking Qatar’s second victory of the show so far. Mohammed rode Anyway II to the top spot in a time of 55.38s, finishing fractions of a second ahead of Gert-Jan Bruggink (NED) and Vita 24, who took their second 2nd place of the show. Third went to 4th LGCT ranked Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Admara 2 in a time of 56.25s.

The packed VIP area enjoyed a competitive class which included Christian Ahlmann (GER), Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Marc Houtzager (NED), Albert Zoer (NED) and Pius Schwizer (SUI). The grass arena looks stunning ahead of the feature Grand Prix this afternoon where the Championship ranking could well see another shake-up ahead of round 11 in a few weeks in London. Watch all the action live today from 2.15pm CEST on GCT TV, Equidia Life, ClassHorseTV, Horse&Country TV and beIN Sports 6, and see the highlights on Eurosport from 6pm.