Nicola & Chilli Willi - Longines Global Champions Tour Doha
Nicola & Chilli Willi - Longines Global Champions Tour Doha
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Nicola & Chilli Willi - Longines Global Champions Tour Doha
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Nicola and H&M Chilli Willi keep on shining in Doha. After a 3rd place in the first leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour last week, they now managed to climb up to a 2nd place in the Grand Prix of the CSI 5* Concours Hippique International Al Shaqab, Right after Pieter Devos and Espoir.

After a few relaxing days, Nicola and Chilli Willi started their next mission in Doha. Today was the big day: Grand Prix time. It all went smooth: Nicola was one of the 18 riders that could ride the 2nd round. Only 3 riders rode a clear 2nd round. Once again, Nicola was one of them, together with  Pieter Devos (Espoir) and Emanuele Gaudiano (Chalou).

These three had to compete with each other one last time in a thrilling jump-off to decide the winner. Nicola and Chilli Willi were first to start. And they did it again, they rode a third perfect round. Gaudiano was second to go, but he got one fence down. All eyes on Pieter then… He beat Nicola as he finished 2 seconds faster.

Nicola and H&M Chilli Willi rode 6 Grand Prix this season and all of them spotless. “Chilli Willi jumped really strong again.”, analyses Nicola. “The two months of rest he got did good to him. He already  proved himself really strong in Oliva, he confirmed that last week again during the Global Champions Tour en kept on shining today. He’s now one year older and grew a lot since last year. He really doesn’t want to make a mistake. He’s so good and fresh, it gives me a boost for the rest of the season.”.

04/03 - 10/03/2019

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Winter Equestrian Festival W9 CSI***** Wellington, Florida US

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Sevilla Horse Winter Tour W5 CSI** Carmona, Sevilla ES

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Sunshine Tour W4 CSI*** Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz ES

06/03 - 10/03/2019

Danish Warmblood Stallion Show CSI*** Herning DK

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Jumping de Royan de Printemps W3 CSI** Saint Palais sur Mer FR

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Live Oak International CSI***-W Ocala, Florida US

06/03 - 10/03/2019

Jumping International de Montpellier Occitanie CSI*** Perols FR

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Milano Jumping Challenge W1 CSI** Gorla Minore IT

07/03 - 10/03/2019

Cavaliada Tour CSI***-W Warsaw PL

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Signal Iduna Cup CSI**** Dortmund DE

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Otomi W2 CSI** San Miguel de Allende MX

07/03 - 10/03/2019

Villeneuve Loubet Tour 2019 W1 CSI** Villeneuve-Loubet FR

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Chi Al Shaqab CSI***** Doha QA