The final of the Global Champions Tour always promised to be nail biting and it delivered!
Edwina Tops – Alexander has become the GCT’s first double millionaire when she took the GCT title for the second time. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson was level on points with Edwina but her win in Doha earlier this year put her in first place.
Neither Edwina or Rolf made it through to the second round of the Gucci Grand Prix after both riders had a pole down in the first round. Sheikha Latifa al Maktoum on Kalaska de Semilly for the UAE also had a fence down in the first round.
The Global Champions Tour has the highest prize money of any international show jumping series and riders had a chance of winning a share of around €400,000 in the GCT Gucci Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. The second round of the Grand Prix saw the top 18 riders tackle a new course before the jump off with only Katharina Offel and Gerco Schröder vying for the final prize of €132,000. Gerco Schröder & Eurocommerce London put on the pressure with their very fast round but Katharina Offel managed to beat his time by 0.8 of a second!