Christian Ahlmann and Boyd Exell claimed victories on a thrilling final day of FEI World Cup™ action in Belgium...
Christian Ahlmann of Germany took home the gold medal in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ competition at Mechelen this weekend, beating out three of the world’s best riders in an exhilarating jump off to cap Leg 9 of 13 qualifying events for the Western European League.
France’s Kevin Staut took second place at the Belgian competition, happily gaining more points to punch a ticket to the Gothenburg finals in April. Rounding out the podium was Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands, currently ranked No.1 in the world.
In FEI Driving World Cup™ competition, reining World Cup™ and FEI World Equestrian Games™ champion Boyd Exell of Australia took another win at Mechelen, his fifth in eight legs of nine heading towards Driving Finals in Bordeaux in February. Bram Chardon of the Netherlands took second place, and Chester Weber of the USA snagged third, thrilled to finally land on what has been an elusive spot on the podium for him this season.