Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – June 06, 2021 – After the win by Ben Maher (GBR) and Explosion W in the €300,000 LGCT Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI 5* the day before, Britain was back on top of the podium again, this time on the final day of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard CSI 5* at Tops International Arena. Jodie Hall McAteer (GBR) and Kimosa van het Kritrahof sped to victory in the €25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 5* on Sunday to conclude their participation at the event in grand fashion.
The Brit and the 11-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood mare (Chatman x Eros Platiere) were supreme in the 1.45m challenge, leaving all the poles up for no penalties and tripping the timers in 55.04 seconds.
After winning the €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* on Thursday, Pius Schwizer (SUI) and Balou Rubin R (Balou du Rouet x Couleur-Rubin) came close to their second week of the week, earning silver honors in 55.61 seconds.
Gudrun Patteet (BEL) and Sea Coast Monalisa van’t Paradijs (Bamako de Muze x Emerald) claimed bronze honors backed by a penalty-free effort in 57.63 seconds.
Final Results – LGCT €25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Jodie Hall McAteer (GBR) & Kimosa van het Kritrahof – 0 – 55.04
2) Pius Schwizer (SUI) & Balou Rubin R – 0 – 55.61
3) Gudrun Patteet (BEL) & Sea Coast Monalisa van’t Paradijs – 0 – 57.63
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