This weekend the Al Shaqab Equestrian Center kick-off a new season for The Global Champions League
Exciting start to the season for the Madrid in Motion team, after a well-deserved rest period after the celebration of the Play Offs in Prague in December 2018.
On Thursday, 28 February, the first qualifying round was held, and our veteran riders Maikel Van der Vleuten with his horse “Idi Utopia” and Michael G Duffi with “Lapuccino” took part of it. Magnificent the two, they finished their performances with clear rounds getting the team to a ninth position in the ranking. There was still many options to win positions.
This morning, at 12:30 Spanish time, the second qualification began. Difficult course in which only two teams have managed to finish without failures. Only The Shanghai Swans achieved four double clears on the weekend, which at the end of the first venue of the calendar, they remain first in the ranking.
Maikel and Michael were again in charge of jumping this day of the Global Champions League. Followed, one after the other in the starting list, an exciting journey without fail of the Dutch, gave us hope to be at the top of the list, however, “Lapuccino” hits a pole and so they leds to a very remarkable fourth position.
A lot of motivationa and enthusiasm to face the next appointment that will take place in Mexico on April 11, 12 and 13 th.