Day 1 Of The Longines Global Champions Tour Of Miami Beach In Photos

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Miami Beach, Fla.—April 18

It’s hard to dream up a more scenic location for a horse show than that of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach. The competition takes place feet from the ocean and swimsuit-clad onlookers line the ring.

Five-star competition kicked off today with a €25,000 power and speed competition and the first round of competition of the Global Champions League of Miami Beach. For the GCL competition pairs of riders represented their teams, with the St. Tropez Pirates (represented by Athina Onassis and Pieter Devos) taking the lead by finishing the day on just 3 faults. Some riders competed in the class—which featured a €93,500 purse—as individuals, including class winner Kent Farrington.

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Kent Farrington and Creedance smoked the competition to take first in Round 1 of the GCL of Miami Beach, in which he competed as an individual. Mollie Bailey Photos
WEB 1 Bull Run's Faustino de Tili HOC_7263
Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili zipped around the power and speed track to take the top check.
WEB 1 Bull RUn's Faustino de Tili Kristen VandervennHOC_7288
Kristen VanderVeen thanked Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili for a great go.
WEB 2 Henrik von Eckermann Que Bueno de Hus ZHOC_8107
Henrik von Eckermann and Que Bueno de Hus Z competed as individuals in Round 1 of the GCL of Miami Beach to take second.
WEB SLIDER Charlotte Novy Daddy CoolHOC_6744
The ocean formed a spectacular backdrop for combinations like Charlotte Novy and Daddy Cool, who competed in the two-star division.
WEB 2 Zinius Harrie Smolders HOC_7099
Harrie Smolders and Zinius claimed overall second in the power and speed class.
WEB 3 Daniel Deusser Calisto Blue HOC_7828
Shanghai Swans representative Daniel Deusser galloped to third in Round 1 in the GCL of Miami Beach on Calisto Blue.
WEB 3 Argelith Squid Bassem MohammedHOC_6915
Qatar’s Bassem Mohammed and Argelith Squid held the lead for much of the power and speed class, finishing an eventual third.
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There’s plenty of fancy shopping to do while you’re at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach.

WEB HOC_6680Find results here. Want more from the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach? Check out the May 6 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, and be sure you’re following us on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @chronofhorse.

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