The 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final was an important milestone for the United States, with Beezie Madden earning her second win in five years (she last won on Simon in 2013), Devin Ryan taking second with Eddie Blue, and McLain Ward finishing fourth with HH Azur.
And while the athleticism displayed by the horses was incredible to watch, it was the emotional moments that last forever. Catch up on all of the Chronicle’s coverage of the World Cup, and relive all of the fun from the event.
In all of the excitement that comes with winning a major title Beezie Madden took some time to thank her fantastic partner Breitling LS. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Jamie Barge always has a smile on her face as she jumps Luebbo. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat gave Beezie Madden a hug after her win. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Beezie Madden and Breitling LS were all business as they galloped around the speed track. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Just making friends. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Eddie Blue showed in beautiful form for Devin Ryan and was the only horse to not drop a rail all week. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Alison Robitaille (left) and Jamie Barge discuss jump-off strategy. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Chactino gave Ibrahim Hani Bisharat tremendous efforts over the course. Photo by Ann Glavan.
McLain Ward gives HH Azur a pat following her efforts throughout the week. Photo by Ann Glavan.
The champion Breitling LS heads back to the barns. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Richard Spooner and Arthos R were all business on the first day of competition. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Jamie Barge’s Luebbo is always a stylist. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
John Madden (center) videoed the first awards ceremony from the in-gate. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Beezie Madden was determined not to let Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann dowse her in Champagne. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Beezie Madden gave Breitling LS a pat before hopping onto the podium. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The moment Beezie Madden and Breitling LS landed off the final fence to win the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Victory fist bump! Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The Chronicle of the Horse was onsite at the 2018 FEI World Cup Final. You can catch up all our coverage of the event in both show jumping and dressage. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the May 7 issue of the Chronicle for more in-depth coverage.
Important Links: Paris World Cup website ⁄ Orders of go and results / Live streaming/ All of the Chronicle’s coverage
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