Shane Sweetnam scooped second place in Saturday night’s Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in London while Darragh Kenny took third with the last round of the jump-off.
It was a home win for Britain’s Ben Maher with Explosion W who had already qualified for this year’s Super Grand Prix which means the qualifying place from this event passes on to Sweetnam.
“I knew I wasn’t likely to win but thought I could sneak into the Super Grand Prix,” said Sweetnam who partnered Alejandro, his intended mount for the European Championships later this month. “I’m delighted to have qualified.”
Kenny meanwhile was full of praise for his horse Classic Dream. “I took a risk but the horse is incredible,” he said. “He felt amazing.”
Winner Ben Maher described his mount Explosion W as being in a different league. “To ride probably the best horse in the world is an incredible feeling.”