First day of the Longines Global Champions Tour Mexico, Presented by GNP Mexico Jumping

12 Apr 2024

Broxel Trophy: The Marseillaise Plays at Campo Marte

Thursday at exactly 4:00 pm marked the start of the first CSI 5* event of the Longines Global Champions Tour presented by GNP Mexico Jumping. The competition was judged under the two-phase format at a height of 1.45m. Many riders opted to use this event as a warm-up to prepare their horses for the remainder of the week and to familiarize them with the track, obstacles, and sculptures representing Mexican heritage.

A total of 48 horse-rider pairs participated in the final event of the day. Simon Delestre of France emerged as the undisputed winner. The Frenchman rode 'Olga Van de Kruishoeve', a new mare in his stable, completing the course in a time of 32.83 seconds in the second phase. Second place went to the Irishman Denis Lynch and the impressive stallion 'Cordial'. The third position was secured by the young German rider Richard Vogel and Cydello.

Colombia Takes the Traxion Trophy

Thursday's proceedings kicked off with the Traxion Trophy, a competition featuring 13 obstacles and 15 jumps at a height of 1.45m. A total of 41 riders participated in this event, with only 8 managing to complete both phases of the course without any faults.

The winner of the event was Colombian Ruben Arroyave and his mare 'Valeska Z', posting an excellent time of 31.16 seconds in the second phase. Second place went to the Argentine Agustín Lera and his horse 'Chaina - Blue P'. The third position also went to Argentina, with Ignacio Maurin and 'Conchado'.

GNP Seguros Trophy for a Young Mexican Rider

A total of 64 participants, mostly Mexican, gathered for the GNP Seguros Trophy at 1.35m, the second competition of the day. This was a speed event with a course featuring 11 obstacles and 13 jumps.

The podium for the GNP Seguros Trophy featured three young promises of Mexican equestrianism. The first place was claimed by Lorenza Mena and her horse 'Number One', finishing faultless with a very fast time of 56.69 seconds. Second place went to Xaviera Maurer Buch and 'Davinci', also with a faultless run in a time of 57.49 seconds. Completing the podium was Carlos Masri Cojab and his mare Chez de Amor.

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