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Double Success for Marlon Modolo Zanotelli at LGCT Doha

The 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour reached its climax in Doha where the RED MILLS Riders were once again in poll position.  Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi Tn winning the 1.50m/1.55m, while Bertram Allen and Molly Malone jumped clear in the Global Champions League to help Valkenswaard United take the team win.

Extra Van Essene enjoying a pick of grass. Photo credit: Marlon Modolo Zanotelli

There was also a double of wins for Marlon Módolo Zanotelli and Extra van Essene in the 1.45m and 1.45/1.50m classes. After his victories at LGCT Doha, we caught up with Marlon:

“I was delighted with Extra Van Essene’s performance in Doha, to win two classes against such strong competition was fantastic. He is a big striding horse who eats up the ground but when you need him to be quick on his turns he is more than willing to oblige.”

“We have a great team at home supporting us and we view Connolly’s RED MILLS and Foran Equine as a part of our team, they arranged all our feed to meet us in Doha and it is a huge piece of mind to know that while the horses have travelled over 6000km they are eating the exact same feed as they would if they were at home. This means we never have to worry about our horses having to deal with any dietary changes when they are away, it allows us to concentrate on the job a hand.”


Marlon Módolo Zanotelli and Extra van Essene finished the season in style with a brilliant double of wins at LGCT Doha. Photo credit: LGCT/ Stefano Grasso


We have witnessed some epic victories and memorable moments throughout the 2017 LGCT series and our RED MILLS and Foran Equine riders have performed at an incredible level all season.

Here are some of our highlights:

Scott Brash and Hello Forever winning at LGCT London. Photo credit: LGCT/ Stefano Grasso
Darragh Kenny and Charly Chaplain S storming to victory at LGCT Shanghai. Photo credit: LGCT/ Stefano Grasso
Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi Tn leaping to victory at LGCT Doha. Photo credit: LGCT/ Stefano Grasso
Bertram Allen and Molly Malone rocketing to victory at LGCT Hamburg. Photo credit: Bertram Allen
Luciana Diniz and Winningmood victorious at LGCT Chantilly. Photo credit: LGCT/ Stefano Grasso

The 2017 LGCT series kicked off in Mexico City on the 6th April and this is the third year that Connolly’s RED MILLS have been official feed sponsor for LGCT Mexico, LGCT Miami Beach and LGCT Shanghai.

For the first time Connolly’s RED MILLS included their partner supplement company Foran Equine as the official supplement sponsor, working with the LGCT team to ensure all horses receive premium nutritional care while on tour.

The global availability of both RED MILLS and Foran Equine means that horses can stay on the same diet for the duration of the competition as together they provide a consistent quality supply of performance horse feed and supplements at each leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
The LGCT series has provided amazing competitions at every corner of the globe with some fantastic and unforgettable results.

Roll on the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour!!


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