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Winners of the Weekend

Steve Guerdat added another five-star victory to his record by winning the 75th Anniversary Rolex Grand Prix of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Bianca (Balou du Rouet) which is the first win for the talented mare at this level! He finished over the USA’s Laura Kraut on Catwalk 22 (Catoki) and Emmanuele Gaudiano on Caspar 232 (Berlin) in 3rd.

Matthew Sampson of Great Britain scored the biggest victory of his career by winning the famed Hamburg Derby with Gloria van Zuuthoeve (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve). He was double clear in a three horse jumpoff that saw him finish ahead of Germany’s Gilbert Tillman with Claus Dieter (Clarimo), and Sandra Auffarth, riding Nupafeed’s La Vista (Lordanos).

After France's victory in the CSIO3* Drammen Nations Cup on Friday, Ireland's Mark Mcauley won the Grand Prix on Jasco Vd Bisschop (Dulf vd Bisschop) ahead of Frenchman Titouan Schumacher on Atome Z (Amadeus Z) and Geir Gulliksen of Norway on Quatro (Quaprice Bois Margot).

Dutch champion Frank Schuttert won the CSI3* Grand Prix of Eindhoven on Beautiful Red (Casall) in front of his compatriots Kevin Jochems on Captain Cooper (Narmelus R) and Joy Lammers on Taura Van De Broekkant (Tornado) leaving the Belgian Gilles Dunon in 4th place with Fou de Tu Vd Keihoeve (Toulon).

Munich was mainly the scene of a CDI5 * which saw a new victory by Isabell Werth on Don Johnson FRH (Don Frederico) ahead of Dorothee Schneider on Sammy Davis Jr (San Remo), but it was also the occasion of a CSI3* where Pénélope Leprévost of France ended her her weekend on a victory in the Grand Prix with the stallion Vancouver de Lanlore (Toulon) in front of the Germans Patrick Afflerbach on Ciara 63 (Clearway) and Torben Köhlbrandt on Macao 44 (Baloubet du Rouet).

German Jesse Luther won the CSI2* Opglabeek Grand Prix on Quinley (Quintero) ahead of Graham Babes on Boucheron (Valentino) and Andreas Schou on Sanlou (Sandro Boy).

Alexis Deroubaix won the CSI2* Grand Prix of Fontainebleau with Timon d'Aure (Mylord Carthago), with Alexandra Paillot on Polias de Blondel (Desire of the Castle) in 2nd place, and Philippe Rozier in 3rd place Cristallo A (Casall). French riders led the class with the top six places.

Thomas Lambert won the Grand National Grand Prix at Tours Pernay on Thalise St Loise (Champs Elysee) ahead of Alexandre Chanal on Rockepine Otroive and Julien Gonin on A Landaise star (Balougran) while Nicolas Delmotte was 4th with Vagabond de Pomme (Vigo d'Arsouilles).

In Belgium, young riders competed for national titles. We can note the very promising Young Riders podium where Gilles Thomas, nephew of Marc van Dijck, won the title on Conaro, ahead of Jeroen De Winter on Cleopatra Z (Chacco Blue) while Thibeau Huyvart completed the podium on Jessica de Laubry.
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