Postcards from LGCT Madrid

Madrid is known for its colorful culture and history, but in the horse world we know it as one of the stunning stops on the Longines Global Champions Tour. As always, this destination did not disappoint. providing fans with a gorgeous backdrop for some serious competition. The courses were tough, but the athletes were tougher and we saw several horse and rider pairs rise to the top over the extended weekend.

Frank Shuttert (NED) on Queensland E. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Hamburg Giants -Lauren Hough (USA) on Waterford. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Warm -up Anna Kellnerova on Catch Me if You Can Old. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Maikel Van der Vleuten (NED). Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Ben Maher on Explosion W. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Doha Falcons – Sheikh Ali Al Thani (QAT) on Sirocco. Phtoo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Bart Bles on Gin D. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Valkenswaard United – Marcus Ehning (GER) on Funky Fred. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Full house during the GCL of Madrid. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Danielle Goldstein on Lizziemary. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team St Tropez Pirates – Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) on Ego van Orti. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL