Day 2 Equestrian: Global Champions Tour


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London's Horse Guards Parade provides the spectacular backdrop to the eleventh leg of 2014's Global Champions Tour. Coverage presented by Clare Balding.


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clue as to where we are today, not right outside Downing Street, but

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very close, but at Horse Guards Parade in the shadow of Whitehall.

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240 horses are stabled here and we will have a packed crowd to watch

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top-class sport because the world's very best riders are here. This is

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the London leg of the Global Champions Tour, nearly ?120,000

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available to the winner of this class, 50 riders trying for it. One

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of them will win. If we're lucky we could see a finish in the jump-off

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as last year, where w it was held on the edge of Olympic Park and came

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down to two of Britain's Gold Medal winning riders. It's an enormous

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course for this pot of gold. Fireworks could begin. Now he makes

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the turn. He's absolutely flying. That has really set the target.

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Scott said he would have a go. He's not hanging about. He's gone for it.

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Oh, not to be. Christian has set the pace. Sit tight and keep the fingers

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crossed. Nick Skelton, good luck. He's a long way off. He's jumped it.

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Yes, he's done it! It's not over yesterday by Ben Maher will give it

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200%. He's quick enough to win it. If he jumps the last, I think he's

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done it. He has! He's done it for Great Britain. It's a superb British

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one, two here this afternoon. And Ben Maher is back trying to defend

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that title. No Nick Skelton because Big Star is out for a year. British

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showjumping is looking strong. It is an all-star international field.

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Before we get into the contenders, let's tell you more about the Global

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Champions Tour, what it is and who's in it.

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London is one of 14 prestigious stops on the Global Champions Tour,

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where the world's very best compete for the richest prize in showjumping

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and the crown of overall champion. The series takes in some of the most

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glamorous cities in Europe and one stop in China before heading to the

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final in Doha. Global Champions Tour has been running a number of years

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now. It's like the ATP Tour of tennis or Formula One. The venues

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are unique. I think it's really global. It's everywhere in the world

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almost. We have all the good riders with good horses. Normally they go

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to quick and fast jump off. We have 28 of the top 30 riders here. You

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never see that at any other events. COMMENTATOR: He can do it. If he

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jumps the last, I think he's done it. He has! Ben Maher has delivered

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for Great Britain. The crowd standing, as so they should be,

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because that was a world-class performance. After the success of

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last year's event at Olympic Park, the man who brought it to London is

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determined for a repeat performance in its spectacular new location. It

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ticks so many boxes. It's a world-class sporting event. We have

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international broadcasters, showing London in a fantastic light and more

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importantly, from a sporting perspective, we're doing what the

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tour set out to do, bring showjumping to more people, take it

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out of the traditional equestrian foot prints. When the beach

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volleyball was there, it was a great atmosphere, and I thought it would

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be fantastic to have the event. It took a while, but at least we are

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here. I think Horse Guards Parade, I think it's just perfect. It is

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fantastic that the Prime Minister can look out his back room window

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and see the With just event. Three more events to go after this one,

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it's getting tight at the top. Edwina tops Alexander who has won

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the overall twice. There are 50 riders gunning for the top prize,

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but the same name is on everyone's lips. Who do you see as the leading

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riders in the world? Scot brash. He's number one. Scott's doing

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fantastic. He's number one for a reason. He's had great success here.

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He won in Cannes and he's been placed in many of the others. Four

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more left, we'll see. He will be, of course, very dangerous for us. At

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home, here in London, for sure, going to perform very, very well.

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The benefit for the British riders is that they have the full support

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of the crowd, Ben Maher rose to the occasion last year on Stella. For

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me, it's been a lucky place to ride in, over the years and in front of a

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home crowd. And to have, it's just nice for family and friends and all

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the people who help me along the way to be here. The crowd makes it for

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me. And the atmosphere when you're riding and out of the ring. They're

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cheering you on. It makes you want to win more. It's a big boost

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whenever we ride in the ring in front of our home crowd. Yes,

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indeed. For the spectators and the riders these are the perfect

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conditions, late afternoon sunshine and as the name suggests, Horse

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Guards Parade no stranger to horses. Originally a jousting square for

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Henry VIII, every year it is the stage for the Queen's birthday

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parade for Trooping The Colour. Tina Fletcher is with me. Tina was the

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first woman to win theic stead Derby and a regular member of the British

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team. How much of a difference has this tour made to the sport? It's

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the best thing that's happened to showjumping in my lifetime. It's

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enabled people to see showjumping. It's gone to every major city in the

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world. The best thing for us riders is it's enabled us to make a living

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in the ring. We will see riders of different heights, different styles,

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horse that's are big, horse that's are neat and nippy. What actually

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makes a good show jumper? There's a lot of qualities that make a good

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show jumper. The most important thing is their want to actually

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clear the fence. You've got to have that, more than anything else. You

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can see a lot of big, scopy horse that's can do it easier than the

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smaller horses, but if they don't have the want in their heads to want

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to win, then they won't be good enough. You mention the prize money

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on offer, how much would a top show jumper be worth these days? How much

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do you pay for them? A lot of money. These horses behind me, any one of

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these horses would be worth anything between 1 million and 10 million.

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Really? Oh, my word! You have an idea of what we're dealing with.

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Let's look at the standings: So right here official Government

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buildings and in their shadow, a temporary structure with well over

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100 horses in it. Amazing. It's quite amazing what they can do. Put

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a show on wherever and in whichever city around the world. It's quite

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amazing. It's a really glamorous tour, the Global Champions Tour.

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Yeah, I mean, what the team have done for showjumping it's really

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lifted the profile of the sport. He's put it in all these different

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countries, we're able to shine high, Madrid, London, I mean it's just

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really is fantastic. And this is Hello Sanctos. This is him. Is he in

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his prime? Yeah, I'd say a horse's prime in our sport is from ten and

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13, 14 really. He's 12 now. Yeah, for sure he's in his prime. He won

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two big Grand Prixes recently. Then last week he helped Great Britain

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stay in the super league in Dublin. He was clear four in the nation's

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cup, which helped Britain stay up, which was very important for British

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showjumping to be in the top league again. Do you think this tour is

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putting show jumpers in the sort of league of tennis players and

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golfers, where you're on tour together, the best of you are seeing

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each other all the time. You have a profile, got good prize money, good

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sponsors, that it's really lifted the Yeah, definitely sport? . As I

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said, what they've done for the sport is amazing. It's what the

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sport needed. Top 30 in the world go to all these shows. Yeah, we compete

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against each other every week at a different venue throughout Europe

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for great prize money. It's what the sport was If you needing. Are Andy

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Murray in this set up, whose Djokovic, Nadal and Federer? Ben

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Maher, and the other guys, they're the top of the sport. Yeah, they're

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all fighting against one another each week. But our sport is

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different in the sense we have a different animal. Obviously, like he

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can't jump every week. We would swap horses. It's very important to have

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a top string of horses. Unfortunately, we can't, horses

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can't talk, so we don't know if they're in top form today or not.

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That's what makes our sport very unique, I think, anyone can win.

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It's not always the favourite that wins. You are the Global Champions

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Tour champion, you are world number one. I remember interviewing you

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when you were left out of the team at the world equestrian team. You

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were so cross. Do you remember that anger? Yeah, that's right. How

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different do you feel now? It's amazing. I have a fantastic team

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behind me. I have fantastic owners. They then bring fantastic horses and

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people to look after these top horses. It's a key in our success.

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Yeah, I mean, growing up, being left out of the team, it only makes you

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stronger and more determined to want to win and want to be part of the

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British team and you want to be the best at what you do. Yeah, I don't

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regret any of those decisions that were done. Because I think that's

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made me who I am today. Really interesting listening to him because

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that was just four years ago that he was left out of the team. That's

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right. His career is escalated. The big thing that's changed it, he's

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always been a fabulous jockey. You watch him and he's so silky smooth

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in a jump-off. In the end of 2011, whore the horse was bought for him.

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They bought more horses after that, he now has fabulous owners. He has

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an amazing team behind him and basically, he's run with it. He's

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done it and he's become number one. He's done really He's brave well. .

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He's not afraid of taking chances. On a practical note, when you travel

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horses around the world, they have to have a great temperament to do

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it, how are you doing it? They travel basically in lorries, in

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horse boxes, all over Europe. The only time we fly horses, if they go

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to America or some of the Arab countries. They go on the boat, so

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they travel in the horse box on the ferry and then off to the next

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place. You don't travel them for too long. Only about eight hours. Then

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you stable them at night and carry on. Scott said the big difference

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between tennis and golf is that you have another animal. Men and women

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also compete on level terms. 50 riders started out. All of them

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jumped a full size first round. The top 18 of that or all clear rounds

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more than 18 goes through to the second round. After that, the clear

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rounds or indeed all those on four faults will go to a jump off and

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that will decide the winner with a prize of around ?120,000. Let's see

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what happened in the first round. Our commentary team is Andy Austin

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and Mike Tucker. This is a high class field that

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normally come in these competitions. Here is the Olympic team Gold

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Medallist from the United States on this exciting new, young horse. We

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were really impressed by this horse. Everyone walked the course, all the

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experts and riders and trainers and said this was a really huge,

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technically difficult course. The trouble is, you've got so many of

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the world's best here, that they are in a different league. Just looking

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here at qulaur. This is a very exciting, new, interesting horse. We

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saw it go well attic stead in the King's Cup. Laura slightly

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rebuilding there. She had to work hard down that combination. Around

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here, this is a very difficult line. Very wide triple bar, then four

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strides to a narrow, light fence with the water tray behind it.

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Didn't cause as many problems as we expected. So around to the last. The

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time allowed looks generous 84 seconds. She's clear on this

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exciting horse. She won a Gold Medal in Hong Kong. She has been at the

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top of the world of showjumping for many years. Based in Warwickshire

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with Nick Skelton. Skelton part of that London gold medal with this

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man, Ben Maher. He rode out on triplex, but now he has a superb

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mayor, Cella. He is currently the world number three. This is a

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fascinating mayor to watch. This man works very closely with

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Ben. This mayor gets up in the air like a helicopter. Sometimes Ben has

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to work hard to get her to jump the back rails of the white fences. --

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this mare. This line is very interesting. Tight turn to the gate,

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then sweeping down to the combination. It is downhill. This is

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where Ben has got to work. He had to really kick. Managed to jump out

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over the ox over the third element. A very important horse to Ben, part

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of the team for the world Equestrian games in France in a fortnight.

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Triplex has been sold to Canada. You weaker, one of his other stars,

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sadly injured. He is clear and Britain has won through. He is on

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target to retain the title. It will be a tough one. Fantastic to see Ben

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getting into the jump off. We saw last year how fast he can go. He has

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to get through the next round. This is a three round competition. Now

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the man from Sweden. Individual silver in Hong Kong. European

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champion one year later. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, the Iceman from Sweden,

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riding. He is the man currently leading the Global Champions Tour.

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It is very competitive, he won in Chantilly, which put him ahead of

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Edwina Tops-Alexander from Australia. She is here, fighting to

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try and get back. This is a fairly new house. Another man beginning to

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build again. This is a constant thing riders, having to rebuild. You

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can see the tour leader struggling. Inexperienced horses showing helped

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off the course is. -- showing out of the courses. He has produced great

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spectacles. This is proving too much for

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Rolf-Goran. Not able to jump clear on this occasion. But he is the tour

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leader at the moment. He retires, it will make an interesting situation

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for the league leaders at the end of the Grand Prix here at Horse Guards

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. In comes the lady who dropped into second place. She won the tour

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twice. The overall tour in 2012. She has this big ten-year-old, Ego van

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Orti, Edwina is managed married to Jan tops. She is the star of their

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sport. Interesting that fence, that Square oxer is rustic, a very light

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offence. It has a water tray underneath it. That fence has been

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used to great effect this week. Townhill, right by the edge of the

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arena. The going is fantastic. The crowd are very close to the horses

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and sometimes when there is a jump by the edge of the arena it takes

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their attention away. It is very interesting because the star is

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currently at the top of this Global Champions Tour week are going out

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two fences down for the lady in second, Edwina Tops-Alexander. We

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have already got 17 players from nine nations, so this competition is

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very much a live with some of the big names going out. Remember we

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take a team through to the next round. As a minimum. We could get

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more because we still have some good ones to come. Watching Edwina coming

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into the last fence. Brushing the middle. It is towards the edge of

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the arena, causing a lot of problems. Edwina certainly will not

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go through to round two, I can guarantee that's now. We could have

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a new league leader by the end of this very valuable Grand Prix. Over

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?120,000 goes to the winner. In comes Scott Brash. The overall

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winner last year. Lord and Lady Pauline Harris and Lord and Lady

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Kirk owned this horse. Just listening to Tina Fletcher

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talking about Scott Brash, she has produced a number of forces that he

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has gone on to write. This unit being the best of them. The skin off

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the road at the moment. This is the horse we assume he is going to ride

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at the championships, the World Championships coming up in a few

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weeks time. Lovely rhythm. Cruising up to the oxer. This is a feature of

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Scott's riding, he does not interfere with the horses, he lets

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them go smoothly down to the fences. Effortless scope and ability, those

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two oxers. Some horses with less jump have struggled there. No

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problems for this horse at all. A big, wide triple bar. Then a little

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style with a water tray behind it. It has not cause that much trouble.

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Round he goes to the last. Can Great Britain have two through to the next

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round? Ben Maher is through. We have 19 players and still more to jump.

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This competition is building into another classic. It certainly is.

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The crowd so excited to see their heroes jump in here. 23 riders went

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through to the second round. They are walking the course now. Ben

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Maher coming towards us. Striding out the line so he knows how many

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strides he will have on his horse as he comes into these multicoloured

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upright planks. Tina Fletcher is with me. You have walked the course,

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are you surprised so many went clear the first round? You have got such a

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high standard, the top authors and top riders in the world. Was the

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time relevant and is it relevant in terms of the draw for the second

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round? Fastest riders are the last ones to go, basically. Now we have

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to go. Same as a whole new cause, another course and it takes a lot

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out of the horses. How tall are you? I am five foot seven. It is nearly

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as tall as me, it is a big fence. It is a difficult colour to John. Scott

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is coming through, we will let him stride out. Are you happy with the

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horse after the first round? Yes, he jumped very good, I was very

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pleased. It is the calibre of horses and riders here, the jumping has

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been very, very good. This is a tough course. With its suit him?

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Yes, the bigger and harder the better, normally, for him. We will

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keep out of the way. As the riders come round, they are coming on the

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line that makes sense to them so they can count in their heads. You

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will see the riders walking the distances. It is four human metre

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strides to everyone horse stride. Most are one half strides, you

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either have to push forward and take a longer one or take a cheque and

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fit another in. You can see the multicoloured upright they have to

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jump, they have to come right back on the oxer, almost on springs. With

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this double you get a nice, wide oxer. They really have to stretch.

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They have to stretch. Look inside here. You can see how wide that is.

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For a horse to stretch that distance across... Coming in is the difficult

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bit. You have to be steady coming in to jump vertical. It is quite short

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here, which makes it more difficult. Short, you have to wait, they have

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to have the ability to make it over the back rail. There was a water

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tray in the first round, have they got one on this course? I think it

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will be the most influential fence on the course. It is the second

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last. What happens... Is the water tray wide enough that they might put

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into it? Not so much that, water tray is for horses, they generally

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look into them and might touch the top rail across their focus has been

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taken off the top rail and they have looked into the tray. The colour of

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this fence is very influential because it is very rustic, not very

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bright, it will be an easy fence to have down. There is no water in the

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tray, it is the reflection it creates. Absolutely. It looks to me

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as if the very last fence has a water tray as well. Two water trays.

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In a row. This is a hardline, a very long distance between here and next

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fence, it is... You do not want to be going full pelt. This is a fence

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recycled from the Olympics, the Abbey Road fence. I will not

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interrupt them a while he is counting strides. -- interrupt Ben

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Maher while he is counting strides. Number two is big and wide as well.

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The first fence is fine, the second is a big oxer, then an unusual

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line, a short four strives towards the wall that goes into

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hospitality. The horse will be looking at hospitality. I can see

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the line you are talking about. The London eye in the background, people

:26:33.:26:37.

sitting at tables, all of these things can distract the horse. You

:26:38.:26:41.

have two have a horse that concentrates well. Sound is an

:26:42.:26:44.

issue. We see a lot of horses wearing ear covers. And a lot of

:26:45.:26:49.

them have earplugs inside those. You can see how close the cloud is. --

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crowd. When the horses hear the crowd cheering they can be very

:26:57.:27:00.

distracted. The majority of horses wear earplugs. They are this close.

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They will be along the line where the horses are jumping. We will hand

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you to the commentary team up there. Mike Tucker and Andy Austin.

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COMMENTATOR: We are up here waiting for what looks to be a thriller in

:27:19.:27:23.

prospect. 12 nations, the best showjumping nations in the world

:27:24.:27:28.

represented. 23 are here, five from America, free from Germany, two for

:27:29.:27:33.

France, two for Britain. -- three from Germany. They go in reverse

:27:34.:27:39.

order of the time they finished on their clear round.

:27:40.:27:48.

Kent Farrington will be a name to watch for because he is on form.

:27:49.:28:03.

Number 13 is the form rider in recent tours. Very strong

:28:04.:28:09.

Americans. Absolutely. That field of 23 is a high-class

:28:10.:28:24.

field right to the end. Now we will go around the course. Coming away

:28:25.:28:32.

from the entrance already if his 155. -- it is 155. They go into a

:28:33.:28:41.

spooky wall, that is at 160. An awkward turn towards this water

:28:42.:28:46.

tray. Running downhill, write to the edge of the arena, huge oxer. The

:28:47.:28:53.

horses will be distracted by the entrance. Those plaques at 160,

:28:54.:28:58.

maximum height. Back to the combination. A lot of power needed

:28:59.:29:04.

going in. Then a very long stride, two short strides in the middle.

:29:05.:29:10.

Power needed here again. Getting towards the end of the course,

:29:11.:29:13.

swinging back down to this double, where it is all about careful going

:29:14.:29:20.

in. Horses do not see the white rails too well. Then around the

:29:21.:29:26.

corner. This is the double water Chase, five long strides, tremendous

:29:27.:29:30.

power needed over the first one. Really careful going forward over

:29:31.:29:36.

the last four is not -- over the last. There is an electric

:29:37.:29:41.

atmosphere in this arena without a shadow of a doubt. The man in the

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hot seat has been this Italian course builder. This site has a fall

:29:46.:29:55.

on it. He's used that in part of it. That makes it a lot more difficult.

:29:56.:30:05.

Now the first horse in, Doda -- Athina Onassis de Miranda, the

:30:06.:30:09.

daughter of the great shipping magnate. She loves her showjumping

:30:10.:30:14.

and has very good form in this year's series. She finished fifth in

:30:15.:30:22.

another round. She's currently 25th in the league. Her husband Doda de

:30:23.:30:29.

Miranda represents Brazil. And in fact, she ran a show down in Brazil

:30:30.:30:32.

for the global tour for several years. That's a show that has come

:30:33.:30:37.

back into Europe. Now she is the first, remember, this is the second

:30:38.:30:43.

round and any equality after this round, we go into a final round

:30:44.:30:46.

where time will decide against the clock.

:30:47.:31:08.

Sometimes she starts to go a little too slowly and can get problems with

:31:09.:31:11.

the time allowed. The stretch out in the combination

:31:12.:31:35.

beautifully done there. You see the power and ability,

:31:36.:31:38.

spending a lot of time in the air, that was beautiful.

:31:39.:31:46.

We've seen here, down the hill problems in the past, but this is a

:31:47.:31:49.

lovely round to watch so far. Time allowed is 72 seconds. So she's

:31:50.:32:03.

going to be close. Problems with the time, that's such

:32:04.:32:11.

a shame. One time fault and that will certainly have bush telegraph

:32:12.:32:16.

around the collecting ring. Time fault here, we can't hang around

:32:17.:32:20.

that. Could be very expensive. Big prize money, goes a long way now.

:32:21.:32:23.

That time fault could be From the costly. Start you could see that

:32:24.:32:27.

coming. She got away with the first round going slowly because the time

:32:28.:32:31.

was generous. They've gone for a little bit of a

:32:32.:32:34.

tighter time here. The riders will now have to just move up a gear.

:32:35.:32:39.

Now we go to a nation that is pretty new at this level. Actually trained

:32:40.:32:47.

by Jan Tops. They've gone well here. This is Bassem Hassan Mohammed, who

:32:48.:32:53.

has won the global challenge grauneries this year one in Monaco.

:32:54.:33:00.

This is a lovely mare. Remember Saudi Arabia won the bronze medal in

:33:01.:33:04.

London in the team competition. The Arab nations really getting involved

:33:05.:33:07.

in the sport now. They have certainly shown what they can do

:33:08.:33:11.

here over the three days in Horse Guards Parade.

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This is a gorgeous horse. Spends time in the air, floats off the

:33:19.:33:26.

ground. Seems to have unlimited scope and ability but you see there,

:33:27.:33:30.

able to shorten up over those two vert culls as well.

:33:31.:33:32.

Absolute dream horse. -- verticals. These two work well as

:33:33.:33:44.

a partnership. Oh, just that hanging in the air,

:33:45.:33:50.

just for a split second. That is a big fence coming out of that double.

:33:51.:33:59.

And again. Well, a lot of power needed. It's all fallen apart at the

:34:00.:34:03.

end of the course. Yes, time fault as well.

:34:04.:34:14.

And this Horse Guards Parade bathed in sunshine, capacity crowd. And

:34:15.:34:35.

they really are seeing something very special in the showjumping

:34:36.:34:39.

world with the high-class field we have in the second round. Now

:34:40.:34:50.

30-year-old Tiffany Foster from Canada.

:34:51.:34:58.

Tiffany ranked 45th at the moment. Hasn't jumped in too many of these

:34:59.:35:04.

rounds, but she's impressed us here. One of the last was in Holland. She

:35:05.:35:09.

was sixth. This horse was ridden and is a real

:35:10.:35:17.

world-class horse. Huge scope. Very rideable.

:35:18.:35:27.

Very interesting those planks have not caused the problems, the pink

:35:28.:35:33.

planks on the top seem to get the horse's attention.

:35:34.:35:46.

This round is tougher than the first. Quite a few clear rounds,

:35:47.:35:52.

probably two or three more than we really wanted. But this is bigger.

:35:53.:35:59.

The time is tighter. It's starting to take its toll already.

:36:00.:36:16.

Just three gone so far, and already you can see it's a tough course.

:36:17.:36:22.

Tina, you said to me, we won't get any clear rounds. It's a big course.

:36:23.:36:27.

The horses are tired. It takes its toll. Can you see the first few

:36:28.:36:30.

horses that there have been. They've tired at the end of the course.

:36:31.:36:38.

Those are the parallel They come fences. Around and they look at the

:36:39.:36:41.

screen because they don't have long to walk it. You are constantly

:36:42.:36:44.

having to memorise new courses. Yes, you are. That comes with the job.

:36:45.:36:49.

They do their job pretty well so far.

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COMMENTATOR: Here's a lady who does it very well. One of the most

:36:54.:37:00.

stylish lady riders in the world 43-year-old Luciana Diniz born in

:37:01.:37:03.

bra distil, came over to Europe. She's really the centre of world

:37:04.:37:13.

showjumping, if one's absolutely honest. She's now very successful in

:37:14.:37:18.

these global tour championships. She was fifth in Hamburg. Second in

:37:19.:37:23.

Cannes. Fitness plays a part here. If these

:37:24.:37:44.

horses have been going around the first round with the turbo on red,

:37:45.:37:47.

the engine is going to blow up. The horses are just not going to last.

:37:48.:37:53.

We need horses to jump the big fences, just a bit within

:37:54.:38:01.

themselves. This horse appearing to be comfortable at the moment, this

:38:02.:38:05.

is one of the big tests. Very easy there. We will see our first clear

:38:06.:38:16.

in this round. No, that big one again. It's been causing problems

:38:17.:38:18.

all show. Athina Onassis de Miranda and then

:38:19.:38:33.

the four faults for Luciana Diniz, the top two scores at the moment,

:38:34.:38:39.

with the first four gone. That fence there, right by the edge

:38:40.:38:43.

of the arena, very light touch. That's all it takes. The water tray

:38:44.:38:51.

distracting the horses slightly. I think it's more to do with the

:38:52.:38:55.

colour of the poles being rustic. Here's the first of the five

:38:56.:38:58.

Americans, the Olympic team Gold Medallist of Hong Kong, Laura Kraut.

:38:59.:39:04.

She won that with a great horse, Cedric.

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Nick Skelton's partner of course. Great to see this stylish American

:39:15.:39:19.

here in Europe. She has a very good record in the Global Champions Tour.

:39:20.:39:23.

This is a new horse. Only a ten-year-old. It's a mare with huge

:39:24.:39:33.

ability. Laura really beginning to build up a fantastic relationship

:39:34.:39:36.

with this horse. You can see she can ride forward to the fences, trust

:39:37.:39:45.

her to be careful. Backing up beautifully to jump that very light

:39:46.:39:48.

plank in the middle of the combination. Still waiting for that

:39:49.:39:57.

first clear. We saw so many clears in the first round that we perhaps

:39:58.:40:02.

didn't expect and now this course has gone up even more difficult.

:40:03.:40:06.

It's quite interesting you say that Andy, because John Dhoni is the

:40:07.:40:11.

president of the ground jury here. He of course, was a course designer

:40:12.:40:16.

at the very highest level. He was amazed how testing these courses

:40:17.:40:20.

were and how many clears we had, but that young horse that we really

:40:21.:40:26.

thought was exciting is proving again, what a star he's going to be.

:40:27.:40:31.

What a round! Laura Kraut gives us the first clear round for the United

:40:32.:40:37.

States of America. This horse is turning into a big jumping Grand

:40:38.:40:42.

Prix horse. Every time we see this horse it gets better and better,

:40:43.:40:45.

fabulous round. The Americans on fire at the moment. I movement. Say

:40:46.:40:50.

they look a very good bet for the world equestrian games coming up

:40:51.:40:58.

shortly. Coverage will be for all the Olympic disciplines on the BBC.

:40:59.:41:03.

We turn to the first of the German riders, Hans-Dieter Dreher. This

:41:04.:41:09.

horse has won World Cups in Bordeaux and elsewhere too. A lot of ability

:41:10.:41:14.

this horse. Hans-Dieter Dreher has become one of the riders that the

:41:15.:41:21.

team manager uses often in their nations cups. Germany not quite as

:41:22.:41:26.

invincible as they were. No. They used to be winning absolutely

:41:27.:41:31.

everything. Not nowadays. But this horse. You just have to watch him in

:41:32.:41:35.

front of the fences. It's scary at times. Because he's like a cat when

:41:36.:41:42.

he jumps, but he has an explosive gallop at the fences, which is quite

:41:43.:41:45.

strange to watch. Two or three strides away. Suddenly he

:41:46.:41:49.

accelerates there. Then he throws himself in the air. Must be a

:41:50.:41:55.

strange feeling to sit on him, but can you see there, incredible

:41:56.:42:00.

ability as well. He's going to need it to jump this fence.

:42:01.:42:08.

Did one of his strange leaps but he left it up. He's We've got through.

:42:09.:42:13.

A jump-off for the 148,000 euro first prize. One for America, one

:42:14.:42:19.

for Germany. Of course, a lot more to come and challenge. So often,

:42:20.:42:26.

when you get one clear round, more come.

:42:27.:42:31.

It's like waiting for a bus. That's great to see. Hans-Dieter Dreher is

:42:32.:42:35.

always exciting and he will go for it.

:42:36.:42:40.

The world of showjumping has gone some very, very classy lady riders

:42:41.:42:47.

and here is one of the best. Beezie Madden is on Simon, 15 years old

:42:48.:42:54.

now. This lady has won world cups. She's won two Olympic golds,

:42:55.:42:59.

individual world silver and, of course, the First Lady rider to win

:43:00.:43:03.

the King George V Gold Cup attic stead just two weeks -- at Hickstead

:43:04.:43:10.

two weeks We're at ago. It again. It's all in the timing. No, she is a

:43:11.:43:18.

fantastic rider to watch. We have seen Laura Kraut, another American,

:43:19.:43:22.

beautiful, stylish riders. They always flow forward. Their style is

:43:23.:43:26.

worth watching to try and copy. That was a very uncharacteristic

:43:27.:43:37.

mistake from Simon. He's a very experienced horse. As you say, been

:43:38.:43:41.

to championships and that was a bad mistake.

:43:42.:43:49.

She's actually not long come back from quite a nasty fall which had

:43:50.:43:54.

her out of action for a while. Her husband is chairman of the

:43:55.:43:58.

international discipline, great manager of super horses. But she's

:43:59.:44:04.

not going to win the London round of the Global Champions Tour.

:44:05.:44:11.

The course, although we've had two clear rounds, continuing to cause

:44:12.:44:14.

jute a if you problems. The front rail coming off. Something

:44:15.:44:17.

interesting I want to show you, in the far corner is Ben Maher warming

:44:18.:44:25.

up, the mare he rides wears a black nose blanket he calls it. What is

:44:26.:44:29.

that and why would you have one? You put one on when a horse shakes its

:44:30.:44:33.

head a bit. With her, she's always jumped in it. She's always jumped

:44:34.:44:37.

well in it. He says, well, if it's not broken, don't change it. That's

:44:38.:44:41.

why she has it. Probably didn't give you the clearest shot there. You'll

:44:42.:44:44.

see what we mean when she goes in the ring. COMMENTATOR: The world of

:44:45.:44:52.

showjumping has some very exciting youngsters. We have World

:44:53.:44:56.

Championship potential in Britain. Here is Belgian's, Constant van

:44:57.:45:03.

Paesschen. His father has won Olympic and world bronze. A very

:45:04.:45:07.

good trainer now and this young man is already hitting the high spots.

:45:08.:45:12.

Riding Citizenguard Cadjanine Z. He is 20 years old. Lucky going into

:45:13.:45:19.

the combination. His luck did not hold when he came out. This young

:45:20.:45:23.

lad is making a big name for himself, a very famous equestrian

:45:24.:45:31.

family is from. His father won a lot of international classes. You can

:45:32.:45:37.

see he is getting quicker. The money down the line will be decided on

:45:38.:45:45.

time. He has got it. Two clear rounds. One on one time penalty and

:45:46.:45:56.

on the second, four. Laura Kraut of the USA is definitely into the jump.

:45:57.:46:03.

Her mare is a little inexperienced. It is her first season jumping in

:46:04.:46:05.

the bigger classes, she has It is her first season jumping in

:46:06.:46:07.

the bigger classes, been coming on slowly but I am proud of her today.

:46:08.:46:11.

What will be your policy in the jump off, steady clear or put your foot

:46:12.:46:16.

on the gas? It will depend how many double clears there are. I will

:46:17.:46:21.

probably get her around with a clear round and put pressure on the

:46:22.:46:25.

others. Fantastic job, I look forward to seeing you in the jump

:46:26.:46:30.

off. We will watch your team-mate. COMMENTATOR: The order for the jump

:46:31.:46:33.

off will be the same order they are going in now according to the clear

:46:34.:46:37.

rounds. Here is another that could join her from America, 33-year-old

:46:38.:46:42.

Kent Farrington. Previous winner of the King George V Gold cup at the

:46:43.:46:50.

International horse show. He looked in very good form riding this horse

:46:51.:46:56.

at the Aachen Grand Prix. One of the very big winners on the American

:46:57.:46:57.

circuit now. Kent is turning into one of the

:46:58.:47:08.

world's superstars, he is one of those riders who can ride a number

:47:09.:47:13.

of different horses. He has got great strength. He says he can rest

:47:14.:47:19.

his horses. He has hit a fence. It is a shame. We were not going to see

:47:20.:47:24.

him in the jump off. He is an absolute flying machine against the

:47:25.:47:34.

clock. That's oxer in the middle. The man ranked five in the world,

:47:35.:47:38.

higher than he has ever been before in the world rankings, as our guests

:47:39.:47:46.

enjoyed a wonderful showjumping. That was Bruce Springsteen. His

:47:47.:47:50.

daughter has been jumping here. She has been in tremendous form. She is

:47:51.:47:56.

in the winning American team, they won in Dublin last weekend. Constant

:47:57.:48:04.

van Paesschen is a little quicker than Kent Farrington as far as the

:48:05.:48:08.

four faults are concerned. Still two clear rounds, editor Drayer and

:48:09.:48:12.

Laura Kraut. -- editor it will always be a good point if

:48:13.:48:38.

you have been in Jan Topps stables. The Global Champions Tour went to

:48:39.:48:48.

Shanghai for the first time will stop Daniel Deusser been over there

:48:49.:48:54.

and was in the money in the league. Fascinating horse to watch, very

:48:55.:48:58.

long in his body. Daniel is very tall himself, well over six foot.

:48:59.:49:03.

The horses just a little slow in his action. He is only nine years old.

:49:04.:49:11.

Just coming up to this level, still a bit green. This is a horse that is

:49:12.:49:17.

going to definitely jump a good few Grand Prix is in his time. He's

:49:18.:49:22.

clear rounds are not coming to thick and fast. We saw so many in first

:49:23.:49:29.

round, just two at the moment. Ranked eighth in the league at the

:49:30.:49:37.

moment. Daniel Deusser with one fence down. For Germany. One of our

:49:38.:49:49.

two British challengers is coming in next. Daniel Deusser just a bit

:49:50.:49:56.

disappointed, the horse showed a bit of inexperienced uphill to the oxer,

:49:57.:50:03.

did not get the width. Just held his breath. These fences are absolutely

:50:04.:50:13.

huge, 160, 170 wide, that is as big as you can build that Grand Prix

:50:14.:50:19.

level. The one the crowd are waiting for is Ben Maher. Jane Clark's super

:50:20.:50:29.

mare. Clark was one of the owners for the American showjumping team.

:50:30.:50:35.

After the London Olympics she decided... There she is... Jane

:50:36.:50:42.

decided she loved the way that Ben Road, so she has given someone

:50:43.:50:49.

before horses, including this superb grey for him to ride. It has taken

:50:50.:50:54.

him to the world number one, first British rider to be the worlds

:50:55.:50:58.

number one in. At the end of last year. He has dropped down to third,

:50:59.:51:03.

but still with an important job to do here. Did a very important job in

:51:04.:51:08.

Dublin where he helped Great Britain to stay in the senior nation 's

:51:09.:51:11.

league. And the world Equestrian games around the corner. This is the

:51:12.:51:20.

one he wants now. One tricky moment in the first round. Coming out of

:51:21.:51:26.

the combination. Two verticals here. A very different combination. Proved

:51:27.:51:31.

to be a problem. Needs to stretch here. That is just the Achilles heel

:51:32.:51:38.

with this mare sometimes. You see her struggle with those boxers.

:51:39.:51:46.

Think back to when he was part of the European gold medal team and

:51:47.:51:48.

where he finished individually, Silver. It was a similar box that

:51:49.:51:58.

was the downfall. Early oxs. -- early oxers. We did not want to see

:51:59.:52:06.

them going out. Scott watching with interest. Then goes out, he will not

:52:07.:52:11.

retain his London title which he won in sensational style last year. Of

:52:12.:52:16.

course, very important job for Ben around the corner, the world title

:52:17.:52:22.

at stake and world team title. You can see the oxer is a very steep

:52:23.:52:25.

incline towards the end of the arena. It is a huge fence. If Cella

:52:26.:52:32.

does not have the right rhythm and momentum she can sometimes do that.

:52:33.:52:35.

She really paddled into it. What a shame. Ben Maher was Mac four fault

:52:36.:52:42.

puts him in sixth place. A long way to go. The placings will be done on

:52:43.:52:50.

their time. Constant van Paesschen is the fastest four fault at the

:52:51.:52:59.

moment. From another famous jumping family, his father jumped for the

:53:00.:53:03.

Netherlands on many an occasion at top level. This young man part of

:53:04.:53:19.

the silver medal team in London. 30 has been used extensively for

:53:20.:53:23.

breeding in Holland. You can see his not the easiest to ride. -- Verdi.

:53:24.:53:35.

Very talented. For a big horse, he was agile there. He made that oxer

:53:36.:53:44.

look so easy, that is the power you need at this level. A true

:53:45.:53:50.

championship horse, this one. He is up to 12th in the world. Part of the

:53:51.:53:55.

Silver medal team for the Netherlands in London. Behind Great

:53:56.:53:59.

Britain in the team competition. Of course, he has been a winner of one

:54:00.:54:06.

of the major Grand Prix is on this circuit in Madrid, when he beat

:54:07.:54:16.

Henning and Schroeder. He makes it three, one for America, one for

:54:17.:54:18.

Germany and one for Holland. I am amazed that horse had the

:54:19.:54:26.

energy to have a buck after the last. He is an absolutely fabulous

:54:27.:54:31.

horse. He rides him so well, he is so light, he has been a great horse

:54:32.:54:36.

for him. He said as Ben went in on Cella, she will do well to jump this

:54:37.:54:40.

clear. She did not look on form today, she was sticky through the

:54:41.:54:44.

combination on the first round. Then had to work really hard, she was not

:54:45.:54:48.

on form, not going as well as she can. There is a break before the

:54:49.:54:54.

next round. Rob... I will grab a word with the team manager of the

:54:55.:54:57.

British team. He will head off to the world Equestrian games in

:54:58.:55:01.

Normandy in a couple of weeks. I know you have Scott coming on, he

:55:02.:55:10.

will be riding hello Santos. This is pretty key. Our last show before the

:55:11.:55:14.

world games. Not what we wanted with Ben. Finished on the inside line,

:55:15.:55:21.

got close, jumped too high. He thinks he should have gone five,

:55:22.:55:23.

that is always the way. thinks he should have gone five,

:55:24.:55:29.

that As far as the British team are concerned, a couple of names in

:55:30.:55:34.

there are new. Four Young ones and one experienced. We have not picked

:55:35.:55:41.

the final four, we will see how we go. We promised you stars, they are

:55:42.:55:49.

coming thick and fast. This man, now 50, has been world number one. He

:55:50.:55:56.

has won Olympic olds. His first in Barcelona in 1992. He has never won

:55:57.:56:12.

this global two league, he has been second to Edwina Tops-Alexander in

:56:13.:56:18.

2011. The years riding as well as ever. One thing we do need in this

:56:19.:56:24.

round is power. This is a power horse. A real big jumper. And that

:56:25.:56:34.

is the fence that if you do not have the scope and power you find it

:56:35.:56:41.

really difficult. Just balancing. Getting the hocks underneath. Jumped

:56:42.:56:48.

to the right, nearly took the wing out. He is living dangerously there.

:56:49.:56:53.

Germany, remember, with one clear round already. The great Beerbaum is

:56:54.:57:02.

through to the next round. Germany with two, America with one and the

:57:03.:57:10.

Dutch with one. It is certainly building. My word this man is riding

:57:11.:57:16.

so well. He is into his fifties, Beerbaum, but keeps himself lean and

:57:17.:57:21.

trim, superfit. He is so focused and hungry as ever. Watch him work here.

:57:22.:57:27.

He made it happen. He is a strong, physical rider when he needs to be.

:57:28.:57:31.

This big horse takes a lot of holding together. A good round from

:57:32.:57:40.

him. Well, all British hopes pinned on our next rider in the man who won

:57:41.:57:46.

the overall lead in Joe Hart last year. -- the overall lead in Doha.

:57:47.:58:05.

It is the great Scott Brash. This is a crucial round. If that jump over

:58:06.:58:19.

the wall is anything to go by, let's keep our fingers crossed. He used a

:58:20.:58:28.

lot of pace to come down to that oxer.

:58:29.:58:44.

That rattle, let's hope it has got Hello Sanctos's attention. A little

:58:45.:58:57.

strong down to the double. Two fences to go.

:58:58.:59:09.

Yes! He has done it, he has done it. So many people holding their

:59:10.:59:19.

breath. Fingers crossed. But this man, he is so good, Scott Brash.

:59:20.:59:27.

Road absolutely at his best. Of course, he has already won in

:59:28.:59:33.

Cannes. Just look at this combination. Sorry to interrupt, he

:59:34.:59:39.

just had a little tricky moment. He made up a lot of ground. Rob is

:59:40.:59:47.

riding every fence with him. Scott Brash thrives under pressure, he is

:59:48.:59:53.

the Iceman and he showed it there. 67 .11 is his time.

:59:54.:00:03.

Five clears now. Now it's for Sweden, the one

:00:04.:00:11.

representative of Sweden, Henrik von Eckermann, a pupil of Ludger

:00:12.:00:15.

Beerbaum. He is such a good trainer these days. Three or four of the

:00:16.:00:21.

German team are trained and actually stable with him, as indeed does this

:00:22.:00:24.

man. He's won a bronze medal in the

:00:25.:00:35.

Europeans last year for Sweden. Very tall epted. Oh, it's gone. --

:00:36.:00:39.

talented. What a late-falling pole.. He's lucky in the first round with

:00:40.:00:43.

the combination. No luck there. He hit that quite hard. For a second it

:00:44.:00:48.

looked like it was going to stay. This is where the horses if they're

:00:49.:00:55.

struggling at all, not comfortable, this is too big, too difficult. It's

:00:56.:01:05.

really sorting them out. The class combinations are now starting to

:01:06.:01:09.

come through. Henrik von Eckermann has been in very good form on the

:01:10.:01:17.

Global Champions Tour. He was second recently. He was one of the favoured

:01:18.:01:22.

competitors in this London round. But out he goes with 12 faults. Just

:01:23.:01:31.

having another look there, going into the combination. Things just

:01:32.:01:39.

starting to unravel, the pressure taking its toll. It's slightly

:01:40.:01:46.

downhill, using the gradient. The horse is looking at the bushes in

:01:47.:01:50.

the middle of it. There are the warm-up facilities. We

:01:51.:01:54.

come back into the ring with the one Japanese entries. Good to see this

:01:55.:01:58.

man. He's been their leading rider for a number of years now, Taizo

:01:59.:02:06.

Sugitani. This is a 15-year-old horse. He's one of a number of

:02:07.:02:13.

riders - whoa, he was lucky to stay in the saddle then, my word. That

:02:14.:02:18.

was entertaining. Something different, we don't normally see at

:02:19.:02:23.

this level. He has no stir ups, he's carrying on. We won't get any bonus

:02:24.:02:27.

points for staying on. Should have done. He's certainly won the best

:02:28.:02:33.

prize for entertainment so far. The Japanese really upping their game, a

:02:34.:02:39.

lot of them in showjumping and eventing based in Europe to get

:02:40.:02:43.

ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Japan also have the Asian

:02:44.:02:54.

Games coming up shortly. This is a big warm-up for those competitions,

:02:55.:02:59.

in Korea actually in September. This little horse has been a great

:03:00.:03:04.

servient. He's just found it hard going in there. We've seen plenty of

:03:05.:03:10.

other combinations. This is much bigger, tougher course than the

:03:11.:03:12.

other. CLARE BALDING: The cricket score in

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terms of faults, but top marks for recovery there. That was amazing

:03:24.:03:29.

stuff. Ben mare alongside me -- Ben Maher alongside me, no jump off for

:03:30.:03:32.

you. No, not today. I had to work hard in the first round. She felt

:03:33.:03:37.

easier in the second round there, but she jumped a little to the left

:03:38.:03:42.

out of the treble combination. That meant that the distance came short

:03:43.:03:47.

for me. I tried to correct and just the hill, the gradient caught me.

:03:48.:03:52.

She tried hard to jump it, but it wasn't to be. Do you stay and

:03:53.:03:56.

support Scott? Absolutely, I'm going to make sure my horse is good. She's

:03:57.:04:00.

just walking off, she gets ice and cooled down then I watch the July

:04:01.:04:05.

of-off. Thanks -- Jump-off. Thanks Ben.

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COMMENTATOR: The French star now Kevin has been the world's number

:04:14.:04:18.

one rider for many years. He won the Paris round under the beautiful

:04:19.:04:26.

arena under the Eiffel Tower. He's a man bang in form. Kevin Staut with

:04:27.:04:40.

Estoy Aqui de Muze, a ten-year-old mare. She always looks as though

:04:41.:04:48.

she's a bit grumpy. Tail is swishing an ears back. That untidiness

:04:49.:04:52.

catching her out there. She always goes around the ring the same way.

:04:53.:04:57.

Very scopy, very talented. When they don't concentrate and they just get

:04:58.:05:03.

a little bit annoyed with the job, they can sometimes have a silly

:05:04.:05:07.

fence. Kevin quickening up here, a lot of prize money at stake. That

:05:08.:05:15.

last one will probably put him out of the money, I would think.

:05:16.:05:23.

Eight for the French champion, former European champion and he's

:05:24.:05:27.

been world number one for many occasions in the last few years.

:05:28.:05:32.

Let's have another look. Just swishing the tail, ears back, a

:05:33.:05:37.

little untidy. Didn't concentrate at all out of the combination, which is

:05:38.:05:43.

really frustrating. Hit it quite hard. Now Qatar. They really are

:05:44.:05:59.

becoming a force to be reckoned with.

:06:00.:06:13.

It's all very well spending money on world-class horses, but you have to

:06:14.:06:19.

train the riders to do so. My word, these riders lock at home with these

:06:20.:06:23.

horses. -- look. They say good horses make good riders and these

:06:24.:06:27.

lads they're very privileged to ride some of the world's best. This is a

:06:28.:06:36.

horse called Whitaker. An 11-year-old by Clinton, fourth in

:06:37.:06:39.

the Olympics in Athens. It's interesting because they rang the

:06:40.:06:43.

bell to tell him to stop and he kept going because the middle part of the

:06:44.:06:47.

combination was down. I'm not sure how the judges will react to that.

:06:48.:06:51.

But he should actually have pulled up when they rang the bell.

:06:52.:06:57.

It is possible they could eliminate him, I think. It depends how they

:06:58.:07:03.

judge it. If the course is with the fence down, you are allowed to keep

:07:04.:07:09.

going. They did ring the bell. Well, we'll be interested to hear the

:07:10.:07:14.

result of that. CLARE BALDING: We'll come back for confirmation of that.

:07:15.:07:19.

Scott Brash is fifth in the jump-off. Living dangerously there,

:07:20.:07:23.

but clearment Yeah, a rub coming out of the combination there, but luck

:07:24.:07:28.

on our side today. You are a guy who just loves pressure, don't you?

:07:29.:07:34.

Well, I mean, I do, I think it brings out the best in you. You want

:07:35.:07:37.

to try harder. You really want to win. That brings out the best in

:07:38.:07:40.

you, yeah. You get the feel for the horse as soon as you get on them,

:07:41.:07:49.

how is Hello Sanctos feeling? Really good. He's jumping great. It's a

:07:50.:07:52.

really tough course. I can't complain. He feels really good. You

:07:53.:07:57.

aren't allowed to walk the jump-off course, you study a -- study a map,

:07:58.:08:02.

do you? I always have a sneaky peak as I walk the second round, just in

:08:03.:08:06.

case we were in the jump-off. I know where we're going and know my plan,

:08:07.:08:10.

what I'm doing. I imagine your plan will be to go for it from the

:08:11.:08:14.

beginning? Yeah, well, try and win. Lucky, I'm near the end to go, so I

:08:15.:08:18.

can watch the others and see what I have to do. Lovely, thanks Scott.

:08:19.:08:20.

Good luck. COMMENTATOR: There we are, five

:08:21.:08:26.

clear rounds at the moment. Now it is McLain Ward from the United

:08:27.:08:32.

States of America. Twice Olympic team Gold Medallist with a great

:08:33.:08:42.

mare. They just gave four faults for the priests rider. He wasn't --

:08:43.:08:45.

previous rider. He wasn't eliminated. Not many horses jumped

:08:46.:08:49.

the big class yesterday and will last the trip in this three-rounder.

:08:50.:08:58.

Roth schild jumped well actually. Lazy fence in the middle of the

:08:59.:09:02.

combination. That's one big danger. Some of the riders that are clear

:09:03.:09:06.

will be pleased not to see McLain Ward in the jump off, because he is

:09:07.:09:10.

a serious competitor. Absolutely. Four it is for McLain Ward, who was

:09:11.:09:15.

part of the American win in the nations cup. American winning

:09:16.:09:19.

back-to-back nations cups and then in Dublin a week ago. They are on

:09:20.:09:23.

form. CLARE BALDING: Such a mean looking horse with his ears back an

:09:24.:09:26.

everything, but very willing. The one fence down means they will not

:09:27.:09:30.

be in the jump-off. We assume there were five, but Tina has been out

:09:31.:09:33.

hunting around getting the news, what have you heard? Laura has had

:09:34.:09:41.

to pull out. Her horse pulled a shoe off and it's a fraction sore. He's a

:09:42.:09:46.

lovely young horse, so she's decided to call it a day. Laura Kraut will

:09:47.:09:52.

not jump in the jump-off. COMMENTATOR: That will be

:09:53.:09:56.

disappointment for Laura. But a horse with an exciting future. Now

:09:57.:10:00.

we come to another Frenchman in flying form, Patrice Delaveau. He

:10:01.:10:05.

has a team of horses, riding better than he ever has done. He's quite a

:10:06.:10:12.

senior French rider these days. Should he get through - and he won't

:10:13.:10:16.

- he would have been one of the dangers against the clock. Fences

:10:17.:10:25.

coming all over the course. The middle part of the combination very

:10:26.:10:32.

short. You can come up there on five or six strides. That's the one that

:10:33.:10:37.

Ben Maher had. It's a tough course now. No question about it. It's

:10:38.:10:48.

really sorted them out. Yes, it has. It really has been a test of what

:10:49.:10:53.

showjumping is all about - balance, rhythm, power and of course, the

:10:54.:10:58.

speed to come with the jump-off. That one error for Patrice Delaveau.

:10:59.:11:07.

They haven't really shown their best form here, but don't disregard the

:11:08.:11:13.

French with those world equestrian Games coming up.

:11:14.:11:20.

The middle part of combination, very light plank, planks always come off

:11:21.:11:25.

more easily. They're on flat cups. Something in French there that we

:11:26.:11:28.

probably don't understand, but he wasn't too happy with that.

:11:29.:11:35.

We learn now just four through to the jump-off with that withdrawal of

:11:36.:11:39.

Laura Kraut. America will two still to come. Here is 20-year-old

:11:40.:11:49.

Katherine Dinan. She's been competing both sides of the Atlantic

:11:50.:11:55.

actually, but again, very capable. Katie Prudent, one of the top

:11:56.:11:59.

international ride frerz America, her God-mum and trainer. She really

:12:00.:12:03.

has a prospect here, that's for sure.

:12:04.:12:08.

This horse has got springs built into the back legs. Flying up into

:12:09.:12:14.

the air. Very small horse, lovely action. Almost like a big pony.

:12:15.:12:21.

Going to need to motor on up the hill after this combination to jump

:12:22.:12:28.

the next. Using a bit of pace, there's the ability. That's

:12:29.:12:32.

fabulous. These horses don't have to be big to have power.

:12:33.:12:43.

We've seen some of the senior American stars, but is it going to

:12:44.:12:47.

be the juniors that will carry the flag for them? Oh, it's going to be

:12:48.:12:56.

this one, 20-year-old Katherine Dinan shows what she's made of. That

:12:57.:13:06.

was a brilliant round. Some very exciting young riders. The American

:13:07.:13:11.

team manager was a great rider but my word, he has some prospects.

:13:12.:13:14.

Lovely to watch because it was running and jumping, using pace and

:13:15.:13:20.

power and pinging into the air. Never really looked as though it was

:13:21.:13:24.

going to have a fence down. A lovely combination, those two. Giving the

:13:25.:13:28.

horse a well deserved pat. She might be young, but she looks very capable

:13:29.:13:33.

of putting in a speedy round. Yeah, she will certainly have a go and

:13:34.:13:38.

gallop at the fences. Two to go. One for Brazil and another from America.

:13:39.:13:46.

This is Doda de Miranda. This is a man whose been at the top of

:13:47.:13:51.

Brazilian sport, won a team bronze medal in Atlanta in 1996. He's had

:13:52.:13:57.

some good results in the global tour. Remember, his wife was also

:13:58.:14:03.

in. She currently with one time fault in seventh place at the

:14:04.:14:09.

moment. Six clear rounds, including Laura Kraut, who isn't coming

:14:10.:14:10.

through to the jump-off. Just struggling a little bit at the

:14:11.:14:22.

early part of the course. Just getting it together here.

:14:23.:14:29.

Really good through the double. He's trying to keep up a quick time. But

:14:30.:14:35.

with eight faults, the prize money really disappeared for him. Takes a

:14:36.:14:41.

stride out to the last. I think that was just a lack of concentration

:14:42.:14:44.

with a few fences down. That goes as well. Three fences down. That puts

:14:45.:14:51.

him down to 22nd place with one left to go. The sun sinks low in the sky.

:14:52.:15:19.

Three and a half hours. On the edge of their seats. Kessler was in

:15:20.:15:27.

London in 2012 as an 18-year-old. The Americans did not show their

:15:28.:15:32.

best in London, that is for sure, but they are looking a lot stronger

:15:33.:15:37.

now. This lady looks another exciting prospect.

:15:38.:15:46.

A real, good jumping pedigree, this. Meaney we saw this mayor jumping

:15:47.:15:59.

recently at Hickstead, not in the best of form there. More than

:16:00.:16:07.

capable of jumping this course. Seems to be making the odd fence at

:16:08.:16:13.

the moment. Really frustrating. Did not put herself out to jump the

:16:14.:16:17.

combination. I will remind you of the news again, Laura Kraut was

:16:18.:16:24.

clear on that lovely new horse, nouvelle. The Americans have

:16:25.:16:31.

Katherine Dinan through. She will not go through. So there we

:16:32.:16:46.

are, it is going to be a very international jump off for this over

:16:47.:16:54.

?120,000 first prize in London. As dramatic as ever. It certainly will

:16:55.:16:59.

be, we have quality, we have horses who can go quickly against the

:17:00.:17:03.

clock. Very importantly, we have Scott Brash in there, he is the man

:17:04.:17:09.

we are all rooting for. He is the guy who has proven he can go against

:17:10.:17:16.

the clock under pressure. And Hello Sanctos is more than capable of

:17:17.:17:21.

coming out winning the class. Here is the situation. Laura Kraut sadly

:17:22.:17:26.

will not come forward. Don't disregard Germany and don't

:17:27.:17:30.

disregard Michael van der Vleuten. He could be very hard to beat. It is

:17:31.:17:36.

the clear rounds that are going to Tina and I are looking around. We

:17:37.:17:46.

have heard rumours that possibly Hans-Dieter Dreher is not going in

:17:47.:17:49.

the jump off either, we might have lost him and Laura Kraut, winging it

:17:50.:17:58.

down to just two jumpers will stop -- bringing it to two jumpers.

:17:59.:18:03.

Didn't Katherine Dinan do well? A great moment. Happiness, she rode

:18:04.:18:09.

unbelievable, her horse jumps like it has springs in its feet, a

:18:10.:18:13.

fantastic course to watch. We had a word with Scott Brash and he

:18:14.:18:16.

admitted it had been sticky coming out of the treble on Hello Sanctos.

:18:17.:18:24.

Yes. What happened? He was having to write quite hard, working fairly

:18:25.:18:27.

hard the whole way around the course. -- ride hard. He got flat

:18:28.:18:34.

coming out, just touched behind. It stayed up. He has a chance of

:18:35.:18:39.

winning it. Sometimes you need that element of luck. Absolutely. I have

:18:40.:18:44.

learned something fascinating down here as I have been watching these

:18:45.:18:49.

horses in the warm up area that I am going to share with you, it is about

:18:50.:18:53.

stirrups. I noticed, you may think it will be boring, stirrups, it is

:18:54.:18:58.

interesting. A few of the riders have brightly coloured stirrups made

:18:59.:19:04.

of rubber or plastic, not metal. This is a new thing in stirrups.

:19:05.:19:09.

Some of them are so you cannot get your foot stuck in the stirrup if

:19:10.:19:12.

you get dragged and the more interesting ones have magnets,

:19:13.:19:16.

magnet in your boot and magnets in the stirrup. No way? It is very hard

:19:17.:19:21.

to lose your stirrup. If you lose your stirrup it can be the

:19:22.:19:23.

difference between winning and losing the class. Your foot is

:19:24.:19:28.

attached by a magnet. I can think of plenty of jockeys that might fancy

:19:29.:19:32.

it, although it weighs heavier than light aluminium stirrups. You have

:19:33.:19:37.

magnets in the plastic stirrups, they are still not very heavy. I am

:19:38.:19:42.

determined to get a really good shot of one of these, but I know you are

:19:43.:19:45.

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:20:25.:20:34.

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:21:11.:21:22.

Let's have a look at the map for the jump off course. This is all that

:21:23.:21:29.

the riders are able to do. They do not get to see a map as detailed as

:21:30.:21:34.

this. Coming over the first fence, the first part of the course is the

:21:35.:21:38.

same as it was in the second round. Going over the wall, third fence,

:21:39.:21:43.

swinging left-handed back over this oxer. This is where the riders can

:21:44.:21:48.

stride out. Down to this big square oxer by the side of the arena. Then

:21:49.:21:55.

we swing back to jump just two parts of the combination. Two verticals.

:21:56.:21:59.

Need to be really careful there. Galloping on, power here, we can

:22:00.:22:03.

stride out there, come upon five strides. Coming on around, jumping

:22:04.:22:10.

this one back the other way, this is the last fence in the second round,

:22:11.:22:14.

jumping it with the water tray, backwards. Well, we can confirm that

:22:15.:22:23.

both Laura Kraut and Hans-Dieter Dreher are not coming forward in the

:22:24.:22:29.

jump. Not sure of the reasons. What an interesting jump off. Two of the

:22:30.:22:38.

speed expert in third. You cannot discount the young American. It is a

:22:39.:22:41.

fascinating situation. Perfectly poised now. With only four riders in

:22:42.:22:47.

the jump off, tactics play a part. When you have a big jump off and a

:22:48.:22:52.

lot of riders and our first to go, you have to go for it. These riders

:22:53.:22:57.

need to leave the fences up. That is Harry smoulders on the left.

:22:58.:23:04.

Harry's mother won the big plus for the Netherlands yesterday. Rob will

:23:05.:23:15.

be supporting Scott Brash. He will be looking at how van der Vleuten

:23:16.:23:20.

goes, so he can go back and advise Scott, said that Scott goes in with

:23:21.:23:23.

all of the possible advantages he can. I still think with Catherine

:23:24.:23:30.

Cumming last, Scott will have to put his foot down. -- with Catherine

:23:31.:23:43.

coming last. Matthew won in Madrid. The serious looking Scott Brash. He

:23:44.:23:49.

is the world 's number one. Michael van der Vleuten, who won in Madrid,

:23:50.:23:57.

a tremendous performance. This man is no slouch. There is Ludger

:23:58.:24:02.

Beerbaum, you would never call him that, that is for sure. Lunch may be

:24:03.:24:07.

over for the guests, but they have certainly got unexciting last dish

:24:08.:24:12.

to come. -- got an exciting last wish to come.

:24:13.:24:18.

This man won the youth championship at Juniors, young riders. He has

:24:19.:24:27.

been a superstar in the seniors. Silver medallist in London. What we

:24:28.:24:31.

are looking for, the big striding horse, can he take strides out? Now,

:24:32.:24:39.

this is an interesting tactic, he is not really going for it there. If

:24:40.:24:44.

you just going to go for the clear round? He has decided he has got

:24:45.:24:51.

quick riders behind him. This is a tactical round. Really taking it

:24:52.:25:02.

steady. Going for the clear. And if he does jump clear and the

:25:03.:25:08.

others... His tactic has not worked. A fence down now, it really will

:25:09.:25:13.

have dropped him down because he has not had his foot on the accelerator.

:25:14.:25:21.

There it is, 41.76. I am quite surprised about that, I really am.

:25:22.:25:27.

It is a tactical gamble, but we all have to make these decisions in jump

:25:28.:25:30.

off scum he decided the other riders were going to be faster than him,

:25:31.:25:34.

this horse can be untidy and difficult to turn. He went for the

:25:35.:25:40.

double clear, did not travel clear. He did not get it.

:25:41.:25:49.

Will he be the league leader after this has finished? Ludger Beerbaum

:25:50.:25:56.

is in the top ten, Scott Brash is in the top ten.

:25:57.:26:01.

This man could change the leaderboard, he might be 50, but he

:26:02.:26:10.

is a wily, canny, superb horseman. This again, with only two behind

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him, this is not the fastest horse. Ludwig may go a tactical clear. --

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Ludger Beerbaum may go for a tactical clear. This is a battle of

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tactics, he is going really steady. He knows the worst he could be as

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third if he gets it clear. Remember he is number two in the world, Scott

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Brash is number one in the world. The world rankings might change. You

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said he was canny, this is good, experienced tactics. If he can get

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home now. He gallops down. Terms for home. -- he turns. Jumps water

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ditch. The first clear, 43.85. Is that going to be enough? With Scott

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Brash to come and then the young American Katherine Dinan. If Scott

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Brash does not go quicker than that I will eat my hat. All I can say is

:27:19.:27:23.

the master tactician, he has been in the sport for a lifetime, Ludger

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Beerbaum. It was the decision he made, he had his clear. But Sahni

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has given us some incredible showjumping. -- Vezzano. The monitor

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in the ring there. There is one of those plastic stirrups they were

:27:46.:27:49.

talking about in the collecting area. It will not be on the mind of

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this man. Scott Brash. Time to beat 43.85. He has got to be clear. Now,

:28:00.:28:07.

he has gone not for full gas, he is holding a bit back. Very, very easy

:28:08.:28:13.

for him with that turn, he will already be quicker than Ludger

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He quickens up. A careful enough around. He only has one combination

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behind him. He gets the clear round. Puts the pressure on the last rider.

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It does not want to blow it. Steady. There it is! 38.54. Takes five

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seconds off Ludger Beerbaum's time, is that going to be enough? The

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young American will go in uninhibited. She will go for it. She

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has absolutely nothing to lose. That was a brilliant round by Scott, he

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did exactly the right thing. It was quick enough to put on a lot of

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pressure. He did not go so fast he took any gambles where he may have

:29:09.:29:12.

had a fence down, still holding a little bit back to make sure he got

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it clear. Watch him here. Made a really nice shape coming out of the

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double verticals. He knows he has done all he can do, that was exactly

:29:24.:29:29.

the right round. Brilliant. The world number one showing why he is

:29:30.:29:35.

there. We'll he be top of the pile after this lady? We will know in

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literally a minute and a half. At the very most. Katherine Dinan, the

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young 20-year-old, on this impressive. -- impressive horse.

:29:45.:29:53.

38.54. She knows she will win this amazing pot of money, ?120,000

:29:54.:29:55.

plus, she cannot hang about. little horse, a real athlete. She's

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going to have to put her foot on the pedal a little more. She's not quite

:30:17.:30:21.

moving enough there. She's definitely behind the clock there.

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There's a big gap for her to go into second place as well. Quickening up

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here. This is a tight turn. Oh, and she's stopped and she's off. It's

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all over. That's not the way that you'd like to win it. Up goes

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Scott's hand. He knows he's won. The young American, there will certainly

:30:46.:30:49.

be another day for her. There you go, that's horses. What about drama

:30:50.:30:55.

today. Hope she's OK. She went for the turn. It was a very, very big

:30:56.:30:59.

gamble. She probably felt she was slightly down on the clock. Scott

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had put the pressure on. He's done the business yet again. This guy is

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just unbelievable. Well, that will put him right up the Global

:31:13.:31:20.

Champions Tour league. It's his third victory, having won already in

:31:21.:31:26.

Cannes and now here in London. And of course, could he win it two

:31:27.:31:35.

gleerz a row? -- two years in a row. Getting congratulations from

:31:36.:31:39.

everyone. Another British winner in London. Just what the crowd came

:31:40.:31:44.

here to see. Well, there we are, confirmation of another British win.

:31:45.:31:53.

The world's number One Shows why he is exactly that. What a wonderful

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set of owners and a thrill for them. Beating the great Ludger Beerbaum.

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That is I class final order. The young American eventually

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finishing fourth. CLARE BALDING: Let's check that

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Katherine Dinan is fine. I'm OK. My horse is OK. I was trying to catch

:32:22.:32:26.

Scott, I ended up on the ground. My horse couldn't have done any better

:32:27.:32:30.

today. For me, I had nothing to lose. I tried to go to win and not

:32:31.:32:35.

just to jump a triple clear. Unfortunately, sometimes that

:32:36.:32:40.

happens. You have to go for it. You certainly did that. Thanks so much

:32:41.:32:43.

for coming to chat with us. We were a little bit worried about you. I'm

:32:44.:32:47.

fine. He's just too fast for He is me. , too fast. Too good. He is the

:32:48.:32:51.

man that everyone was talking about beforehand. It's one thing that

:32:52.:32:54.

everybody building you up, talking about you as a favourite. It's

:32:55.:32:58.

another going out and doing it. Yeah, but my horse has been

:32:59.:33:01.

unbelievable. I think my owners kept track of it. I think he's jumped

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something like 31 clears in these competitions. It's incredible. You

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know, he really is a fantastic horse. He made my life easy today.

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And when you were going into that jump-off you knew Ludger Beerbaum

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had posted a steady, clear round. What are you thinking? I saw Katie

:33:19.:33:25.

go a lot in Palm Beach and she was very fast. It's a fast horse. I knew

:33:26.:33:31.

I had to be a bit quicker than Ludger Beerbaum. He jumped, you

:33:32.:33:37.

know, his horse was a bit more inexperienced. I had to put more

:33:38.:33:43.

pressure on the last one. I knew savrning could do -- Sanctos could

:33:44.:33:48.

do that. He delivered again. Enough to put the pressure What will on.

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You do with him, if anything, between now and the world equestrian

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Games. He does Nowak. He goes home. -- He does nothing now. He goes

:33:59.:34:04.

home. They'll keep him working, keep him fit. But Kentucky is

:34:05.:34:08.

two-and-a-half weeks away. They don't really lose fitness in that

:34:09.:34:12.

amount of time. No, I'll be ticking him over till then. The important

:34:13.:34:15.

thing about this victory is it gives you a proper chance of defending the

:34:16.:34:20.

title that you won last year, another 40 points on the tour. Yeah,

:34:21.:34:23.

it's a massive boost. I need seven points, I think there's a lot of

:34:24.:34:26.

people at the top of the leaderboard which have already got seven points

:34:27.:34:30.

and I only have five now, five countable scores. You have to have

:34:31.:34:34.

seven countable scores. There's three competitions left. Hopefully,

:34:35.:34:38.

we're getting a bit nearer. Exact ly, well, it was a thrill to watch

:34:39.:34:42.

you and many congratulations, brilliant stuff. Cheers, thank you.

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Scott Brash, the winner of the London leg of the Global Champions

:34:47.:34:49.

Tour and just confirming the standings:

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There are 14 legs to the tour and seven legs count. It's quite a good

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form really because otherwise you overjump your horses. There's so

:35:15.:35:20.

much jumping to do. Reallies to protect them from themselves.

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Absolutely. And protect the riders that maybe don't have lots of horses

:35:25.:35:27.

and maybe some of the countries where it's harder to get to -

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Shanghai or Doha, wherever. Absolutely. The format works well.

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We shall leave it as it is then. Right good, let's look at Brash

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brash's jump-off. -- Scott Brash's jump off. I sensed he wasn't going

:35:42.:35:45.

full tilt. That's a difficult thing to do, to go three quarter pace. It

:35:46.:35:50.

is. It was a strange jump-off. It was not like last year. Only four

:35:51.:35:55.

riders in the jump-off. He basically knew he had to go as fast as he

:35:56.:36:00.

could, but he had to go safely fast. He couldn't just put his foot down

:36:01.:36:05.

and take all the chances. He was still very quick. He's a very, very

:36:06.:36:09.

fast, quick horse. It was a beautiful round. It would have won

:36:10.:36:12.

most classes anywhere in the world any way. Full credit to Scott. It

:36:13.:36:22.

was a fabulous round. Hello Sanctos seems to be the most beautifully

:36:23.:36:30.

balanced. He's so light on his feet. You watch him jump and he's so

:36:31.:36:34.

careful. Every jump he knows where his feet are. He really measures the

:36:35.:36:37.

fences up. Do you think horses know when they've had a good day? Do you

:36:38.:36:40.

think they sense that the applause is for them and the love and

:36:41.:36:43.

adoration is for them? Most definitely. You'll see, he will be

:36:44.:36:48.

so happy, when he goes into the presentation, his ears will be

:36:49.:36:52.

forward. I had a horse that, if he jumped badly he stood in the back of

:36:53.:36:55.

his stable. If he jumped well, he put the head over the stable door

:36:56.:36:58.

with his ears forward. They know, absolutely. There's a presentation

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coming up. Ludger Beerbaum behind us. The man who won individual

:37:03.:37:06.

Olympic gold for Germany and carried the flag for Germany at the Athens

:37:07.:37:10.

Olympics and twice a world champion and a member of the Gold

:37:11.:37:13.

Medal-winning team for the Germans twice. Rob has joined to us reflect

:37:14.:37:17.

on that. When we talked to you last, it was rushed because you wanted to

:37:18.:37:21.

watch Scott. It was great. Especially with the owners here,

:37:22.:37:25.

Lord and lady Harris here and fantastic for Scott to win the first

:37:26.:37:29.

one here in London. Very happy because it's the last before we go

:37:30.:37:32.

to the World Games. All the horses look good and sound and healthy. I'm

:37:33.:37:36.

looking forward to the next event. So far, we've had the Global

:37:37.:37:39.

Champions Tour in London twice and two British winners. Yeah, want to

:37:40.:37:43.

try to make it a tradition if we can, try to win all of them. Really

:37:44.:37:50.

good. Scott rode fantastic. Ben was a little Scott was unlucky. Saying

:37:51.:37:53.

he will do nothing really except keep the muscles moving and warm

:37:54.:37:57.

between now and Normandy. I assume the same would be true of Ben's

:37:58.:38:07.

horse. Yes, all the horses are just ready to go. We're ready, I We wish

:38:08.:38:11.

think. You well out there. Great Britain at the moment, the Olympic

:38:12.:38:16.

team showjumping champions, the European showjumping champions and

:38:17.:38:19.

trying for the first time in their history to add the third title, the

:38:20.:38:24.

World Equestrian Games. This man, Scott Brash, will lead the way.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE COMMENTATOR: Well, we will all be

:38:28.:38:31.

crossing our fingers, crossing our toes to see this man at the top of

:38:32.:38:40.

the world at the World Equestrian Games. That will be special. He's

:38:41.:38:45.

shown us today exactly why he is respected by all the other riders

:38:46.:38:48.

and also, why he is world number one. So consistent, such a great

:38:49.:38:53.

temperament and a great rider. It's not just the technical ability that

:38:54.:38:59.

Scott has got. One of the things that is God-given, is his

:39:00.:39:03.

temperament. All top sports people have that extra special character to

:39:04.:39:07.

operate under pressure and make the right decisions. I mean, his

:39:08.:39:13.

decision making there, obviously helped by Rob telling him how fast

:39:14.:39:17.

to go, but it was a brilliant tactical round and very controlled,

:39:18.:39:22.

very disciplined. That temperament that he's got makes him Yes, and

:39:23.:39:27.

special. Just to remind you, those World Equestrian Games, we have all

:39:28.:39:33.

in six red button live transmissions from the Games, all the Olympic

:39:34.:39:37.

disciplines. Three highlight programmes on BBC Two. You won't

:39:38.:39:41.

miss anything of the drama and excitement of all the major Olympic

:39:42.:39:45.

disciplines in Normandy. It really is an exciting time for equestrian

:39:46.:39:50.

sport. So, our guests of honour are preparing to present the awards. The

:39:51.:39:59.

Mayor of London, commissioner of sport Kate Hoe is -- Hoey is there.

:40:00.:40:09.

An the vice-president of Longines and there they are, the winner this

:40:10.:40:14.

afternoon, the world's number one getting a dousing and it is

:40:15.:40:20.

Scotland's, Great Britain's Scott Brash. Of course, to have Ludger

:40:21.:40:31.

Beerbaum alongside and now you get your own back. Oh, my gosh, the

:40:32.:40:34.

guests are getting it too. Formula One all over again.

:40:35.:40:42.

There's Jan Tops. He was determined to come to Horse Guards Parade. You

:40:43.:40:48.

deserve that Scott, that's sure. Jan Tops determined to have this

:40:49.:40:56.

wonderful London running of the champion global tour. And to have it

:40:57.:41:00.

here in Horse Guards. It's been very special. Special for so many

:41:01.:41:04.

reasons. To get a British winner is what we dreamed of. We've done it

:41:05.:41:08.

again. This young man is bringing so much pleasure to is many fans. -- to

:41:09.:41:15.

so many showjumping fans. APPLAUSE Well,

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the legacy of London 2012 continues and may it continue for a very, very

:41:56.:42:02.

long time. We really have seen showjumping at its very best and

:42:03.:42:07.

Britain right at the very top with the world's number one, Scott Brash.

:42:08.:42:16.

He's just receiving the award from the president of the Qatari

:42:17.:42:18.

federation. There is Kate Hoey. Getting the trophy. So, what a day.

:42:19.:42:32.

The man who had Britain's hopes riding high once again, the winner

:42:33.:42:35.

here in Horse Guards riding high once again, the winner

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here in Horse of the London round of the Global Champions Tour. CLARE

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BALDING: Many congratulations to Scott Brash. As he begins his

:42:45.:42:47.

celebrations just a reminder what else is coming up:

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We wish them well. Many thanks to Tina Fletcher. Great to have your

:43:22.:43:27.

input. It was an interesting competition, not the jump-off we

:43:28.:43:31.

expected with just four horses. But Scott Brash came out on top beating

:43:32.:43:35.

Ludger Beerbaum and winning this London showjumping leg of the Global

:43:36.:43:37.

Champions Tour. Hope you've enjoyed it. See you at the World Equestrian

:43:38.:43:41.

Games, bye-bye. The stars of the summer

:43:42.:44:12.

are back on UK soil Who will produce

:44:13.:44:15.

their golden moment?

:44:16.:44:28.

Clare Balding introduces coverage of the latest leg of the Global Champions Tour, which is taking place in the iconic setting of Horse Guards Parade in London.

The capital city played host to the event for the first time last year, with the Grand Prix providing a thrilling jump-off, which was won by British rider Ben Maher.

The stop in London is the eleventh in this season's competition, which offers £7m in prize money over 14 legs in 12 countries across the globe.


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