Hamburg, Germany—May 7
It was a fairy-tale ending to a stunning weekend of top sport in Germany, as four-time Olympic gold medalist Ludger Beerbaum of Germany took a sensational win with his new horse Casello 2 in front of a sell-out crowd at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg.
Doha, Qatar—March 5
The recurring joke at the press conference following the €500,000 Doha CSI***** was that this year’s competition had a particularly German bent, as the top three riders all hailed from that country—not to mention course designer Frank Rothenberger.
“We’ve got one open seat—we could put someone there and field your Olympic team,” quipped moderator Steven Wilde.
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