Out and about at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

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Discover the best moments of the Longines Global Champions Tour’s London leg, where Scott Brash stormed to the top of the series rankings, or read our report of the action.

Splending setting

The Duke of Northumberland’s magnificent London home, Syon House, was the backdrop to the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Syon House was the backdrop of the London leg of teh Longines Global Champions Tour

Standing sentinel

The Longines horse presided over the proceedings from the VIP tent.

the longines horse in the VIP tent at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

A ride with a difference

Guests enjoyed a ride on the Longines carousel.

Guests at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour enjoy a ride on the longines carousel

Bentsson’s day

Rolf-Göran Bentsson won the grand prix aboard Casall Ask.

Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson finished first in the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Riveted

All eyes in the VIP section were on the action in the arena.

riveted by the action at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Happy birthday, John Whitaker

John Whitaker celebrated his upcoming 60th birthday with a well-deserved grand prix second place on Argento.

John Whitaker and Argento finished in second place on the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Brash stormed to the top

Scott Brash finished sixth after knocking down one fence but still earned enough points to make it to the top of the series leaderboard.

Scott Brash finished sixth after knocking down one fence at the the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Downward slip

Former overall series leader Luciana Diniz lost the top spot to Brash.

Former Longines Global Champions Tour overall series leader Luciana Diniz lost the top spot to Scott Brash

The podium

The grand prix winning trio — Bentsson in first, with Whitaker in second place and France’s Simon Delestre in third — takes pride of place on the podium.

Longines Global Champions Tour London leg winner Rolf-Goran Bentsson with runners up John Whitaker and Simon Delestre

Champagne celebration

Bentsson enjoyed a champagne shower courtesy of Delestre.

Winner Rolf-Goran Bentsson enjoys a champagne shower courtesy of Simon Delestre at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London

The patroness

Global London Tour patroness Athina Onassis de Miranda, who is married to Brazilian showjumper Álvaro de Miranda Neto, was 12th in the grand prix aboard AD Rackham’Jo.

athina onassis de miranda at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Young supporters

Brash found time to meet some Pony Club fans.

scott brash and pony club members

VIP competitor

Patti and Jessica Springsteen enjoyed lunch in the VIP tent—the younger Springsteen was 31st in grand prix aboard Lisona and 11th in Sunday’s 1.50-metre class on Davendy S.

patti and jessica springsteen at the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Hooray for Laura

Laura Renwick delighted fans with a great performance aboard Bintang II to take the 1.50-metre against the clock class title.

laura renwick wins the 1.50-metre class at the Longines Global Champions Tour on bintang II

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