She's a Boss! Jessica Springsteen Wins the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Ramatuelle!

Saturday, September 14, 2019
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An exceptional end to this sixth edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, the 17th leg of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League! A stone's throw from the mythical Pampelonne Beach, in front of a thrilled crowd, America’s Jessica Springsteen won her first LGCT 5* Grand Prix in an exceptional jump-off. Earlier in the day, the provisional ranking of the Global Champions League, the team circuit, underwent some major changes.

The Global Champions League: victory of Madrid in Motion, but "at home" the St. Tropez Pirates go into the lead of the provisional ranking.

There have been some major changes to the provisional ranking, after this 17th leg of the Global Champions League in Ramatuelle - Saint-Tropez!

While the Madrid in Motion team (Eric van der Vleuten on Wunschkind 19, and Maikel van der Vleuten on Beauville Z), double clear in this round (six faults overall after two rounds), have just won the thirteenth leg of the Global Champions League, the circuit’s provisional ranking has evolved.

The St. Tropez Pirates (Olivier Robert with Tempo de Paban, and Pieter Devos with Claire Z), fifth today (twelve faults after two rounds) are now in the lead. The London Knights (Ben Maher with Concona, and Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Legend of Love, fourteenth in Ramatuelle, with a big score of forty-eight faults after two rounds), go into third place of the provisional ranking. The Shanghai Swans (Peder Fredricson on Zacramento, and Daniel Deusser on Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, second with the second double clear round in the class, nine faults after two rounds), go into second place of the provisional ranking of the Global Champions League.

The class, in which combinations who were not taking part in the Global Champions League also competed, was won by America’s Kent Farrington on Creedance, the fastest of the seventeen clear rounds. As for the French riders, only Pénélope Leprévost and Vancouver de Lanlore jumped clear and finished in eleventh place.

What the Riders Had to Say:
Eric van der Vleuten (Madrid in Motion): “My mare Wunschkind 19 is exceptional. I have been riding her for a long time, but I feel like she’s still progressing. Ramatuelle - Saint-Tropez is our second victory in the Global Champions League in France, after the one in Cannes.”

Maikel van der Vleuten (Madrid in Motion): “It’s obviously fantastic to win a second leg with my father. But today, family means more than the victory We both had to jump clear. Maybe we were luckier than the others, but that’s the way it goes.”

See Results Here!