Video: A look back at part 1 of the Grand Slam of Show Jumping at the Dutch Masters

The United States' Kent Farrington and Creedance finished 20th in the Grand Prix
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Tuesday 19 March - 10h04 | Edited press release

Video: A look back at part 1 of the Grand Slam of Show Jumping at the Dutch Masters

The Grand Prix at the 2019 edition of The Dutch Masters Sunday was won by the smallest of margins by Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann riding Toveks Mary Lou. Second place went to Switzerland's Steve Guerdat on Albfuehren's Bianca and third place to Sweden's Peder Fredricson and H&M Christian K. Kent Farrington and Creedance of the U.S. were 20th. Video highlights below the break.

40 of the world’s elite horse and rider combinations contended for the highlight of the competition, the Grand Prix and the first Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2019. A venue steeped in equestrian history and recognized for being one of the hardest courses in the world, the course designer, Louis Konickx, ensured it lived up to expectations. It was not until the 27th rider, Germany’s Daniel Deusser entered the arena, that the crowd were welcomed to a faultless round.

Following shortly after Deusser was World No. 1 Steve Guerdat, who expertly guided his talented mare around the 17 jumping efforts. With three clears to follow, a shortened course was presented to the animated Dutch crowd and the five successful combinations. Despite a heroic effort from Guerdat, his clear round was narrowly beaten by Sweden’s von Eckermann, who stopped the clock at 40.45 seconds to take the title and become the new Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.

Looking ahead to July, all eyes will be on CHIO Aachen, the next Major in the Grand Slam of Show Jumping. In 2019 Rolex celebrates a 20-year partnership with CHIO Aachen, one of the world’s most prestigious Majors. Full results are here. Video below by R.E. 

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