Connolly’s RED MILLS Ambassadors enjoyed another phenomenal weekend on the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) circuit, with Bertram Allen, Scott Brash and Edwina Tops-Alexander between them scoring three wins and a Grand Prix podium finish in Mexico City.
Bertram Allen recorded a superb third place finish in the €400,000 LGCT Grand Prix, which took place in Mexico City in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Bertram Allen and Hector Van d”Abdijhoeve (Photo: Stefano Grasso – LGCT)
Allen and the stallion Hector Van d”Abdijhoeve were one of just four combinations to jump clear in the opening two rounds, as the prestigious five-star LGCT visited Mexico for the very first time.
Nine-year-old Hector looked a picture of health as the exuberant stallion galloped around the course to leave Allen on the podium – following on from a win in the Global Champions League a week earlier in Miami.
Another RED MILLS Ambassador, Britain’s Scott Brash, was also in stunning form in Mexico where he recorded two victories.
Friday’s fiercely competitive Trofeo Massimo Dutti competition saw Brash top a field of 44 riders representing 10 different nations. Brash brilliantly piloted the 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding Hello Forever to a fantastic win in front of the cheering Mexican audience.
Scott Brash and Hello Forever (Photo: Stefano Grasso – LGCT)
“It was a very fast class I thought and you had to go for it from the first fence. But we hit everything right and he jumped fantastic,” Brash underlined the high calibre of sporting competition, saying: “The best horses and riders are at these sort of events so it’s great to get a win in any class.”
Brash and Hello Forever were back on top of the podium on Sunday when they won the Banorte Trophy 1.50m. In fact, it was a RED MILLS one-two as another RED MILLS Ambassador, Edwina Tops-Alexander slotted into second place with the feisty mare Lintea Tequila.
Mexico hosted the second round of the new Global Champions League and after Bertram Allen’s win a week earlier in Miami, RED MILLS Ambassador Tops-Alexander this time took the winner’s trophy when paired with Janne-Friederike Meyer (GER) representing Shanghai Swans.
Connolly’s RED MILLS Ambassador Edwina Tops-Alexander (Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT)
The LGCT moves to Antwerp this weekend before heading to Shanghai seven days later where once again Connolly’s RED MILLS will be the Official Feed Supplier cementing its truly global appeal.