If you’re in need of a joyful, jubilant distraction this morning, we can’t recommend this one enough. Last year Luciana Diniz was the Global Champions Tour Series Winner, and her biggest stepping stone to the prize was her win in the LGCT Grand Prix CSI5* in Madrid, Spain. It was an especially big win for Luciana in front of a very friendly crowd on the Iberian Peninsula (Luciana was born and raised in Portugal), who were most certainly rooting for Luciana to take the top prize.
She and her beautiful grey gelding Winningmood were the only pair of the day to earn a clear round, winning in style and form and without the need for a jump-off. Her closest opponent was Phillippe Rozier of France, who settled for second place with just a single time fault.
She didn’t just steal the show by winning the class, but also by the long and glorious spontaneous victory gallop full of fist pumps, pats, and hugs for Luciana’s extraordinary partner.
You can see the full results from this event here. Luciana won more than €900,000 on the 2015 Global Champions Tour, and has won €1.9 million altogether over the years on the richest tournament in show jumping.
Go Luciana, and Go Jumping.