Olympic and European Team Gold Medal winner Ben Maher MBE with his allocated horse Vainqueur a 16 year-old bay stallion owned by Jean Van der Liden were victorious in the 1.50m €130,000 Guangzhou Grand Prix that took place yesterday (7th December 2014).
Out of a field of thirty – one competitors, only four managed to jump clear in the first round. Jumping the only double clear of the competition, Ben and Vainqueur ensured that the victory was theirs. Second place went to Germany’s Eva Bitter with Branca and third place went to Italy’s Jerry Smit with Washington.
1. Ben Maher MBE / Vainqueur (GBR) 0/0 44.01 seconds
2. Eva Bitter / Branca (GER) 0/4 43.08 seconds
3. Jerry Smit / Washington (ITA) 0/4 55.49 seconds
4. Jirigala Erdeng / Brikibo vd Bosbeek (CHN) 0/8 44.33 seconds