Against a stunning backdrop, our leading lady rider once again competed against many of the world’s top riders, in the twelfth leg of the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour in Rome. Although she finished the CSI5* Grand Prix out of the money this weekend, Edwina Tops-Alexander still leads the Championship race with just three legs to go.
t was the sensational combination of Malin Baryard-Johnsson and H&M Indiana who took Rome by storm, winning their first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in the picturesque Circus Maximus, Italy. Under intense pressure, Baryard-Johnsson produced fireworks in a brilliant LGCT Grand Prix jump-off to snatch the win from Shanghai Swans teammate Christian Ahlmann on the 9-year-old Mandato van de Neerheide. The final place on the podium went to LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg winner Harrie Smolders and Monaco. The victory propelled the Swedish Olympic Gold medallist into the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs in November as the first female of the year claimed her spot against the world’s best.
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