Austrian Max Kühner won on Saturday evening on Port Hercule in the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco.
At the end of a magnificent competition, Max Kühner received for the first time in his career the prestigious trophy from the hands of Prince Albert II. An honor for those who dreamed of it since their second place here last year.
” I’m super happy tonight he designated at the show of the contest. Last year Darragh beat me and I wanted revenge. I watched Darragh, I counted his strides between the obstacles and I had to quickly make my plan adapting it to my horse (EIC Coriolis des Isles). The track is very specific, because it is very small, but it has been fantastic since the beginning of the contest. »
Like last year, the Belgian Olivier Philippaerts on H&M Miro completes the podium, just behind the winner of the previous edition, the Irishman Darragh Kenny on Volnay-du-Boisdeville.
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In the presence of members of the Princely Family
“This edition is a success at all levelsrejoiced Diane Fissore, president of the competition and of the Equestrian Federation of the Principality of Monaco. The new facilities have won over riders, in particular the new track just next to the boxes. The riders were there and it shows all the quality of this jumping. It’s very motivating for the future. We will continue to look for areas of improvement to offer an even better 2023 edition. »
As a reminder, on Friday, Simon Delestre on Hermes Ryan had won the Casino Monte-Carlo Trophy. Charlotte Casiraghi was present at the event, in the presence of her husband, Dimitri Rassam, and her mother, Caroline de Hanover.
On Thursday, the Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten launched this 16th edition of the LGCT – Jumping International de Monte-Carlo perfectly, by winning the major event on the first day of competition.