Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – October 19, 2022 – Anticipation is building for the finals of the 2022 Longines Global Champions Tour, with a red-hot leader board meaning the Champion of Champions title is open to three of the best show jumping riders on the planet and current leaders of the series.
Ben Maher (GBR) sits in pole position heading into the Final with 250 points, in second, and just six points behind the leader, Pieter Devos (BEL) on 244 points, and Christian Ahlmann (GER) breathing down their necks in third on 238 points.
With no more than 12 points separating the three leaders, spectators and competitors alike are sure to be treated to a thrilling final show down of the 2022 season next week in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Meet the Top Three
Ben Maher (GBR)
Currently ranked in first place on the Longines Global Champions Tour season rankings, Ben Maher could make history in Riyadh being the first person to win 3 Championship titles. With a season littered with impressive performances, Maher really is the best of British. With Olympic Gold, European Silver and many team medals under his belt he is one to watch.
Pieter Devos (BEL)
A win in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London and second place in New York City, Devos’ form this season has been incredible. Heading into the Final in Riyadh, this October, all eyes will be on the highest ranked Belgium rider this season as he currently holds second position and in contention for the coveted Champion of Champions title.
Operating out of Devos Stables in Bekkevoort, Belgium, where he trains, breeds, and sells horses with his brother, Devos lives and breathes horses. A close second in the 2019 Championship after a very consistent year with many top placings in the Grand Prix, Devos is looking to take out the championship title this season.
Christian Ahlmann (GER)
A title contender for the 2022 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions, Christian Ahlmann has had a thrilling season with a LGCT Grand Prix win in Hamburg and Stockholm, resulting in his current standing on the leader board as a close third. With an illustrious career starting at aged eleven, Christian, who made his international debut at the European Championships at aged just 15, comes from a family of horsemen.
Source: Press Release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photo: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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