H&M Extra - Longines Global Champions Tour Mexico 2019
H&M Extra - Longines Global Champions Tour Mexico 2019
H&M Extra - Longines Global Champions Tour Mexico 2019

Olivier and Nicola Philippaerts have 10 busy days ahead. They’ll particpate at the second leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour from Thursday on. The tension reaches its peak on Saturday night during the Grand Prix. Afterwards, they go straight to Miami. It will be Olivier’s first Longines Global Champions Tour competitions of this season. Nicola already kicked off the new season in Doha, with a 3rd place.

Olivier already started his busy days a little earlier, as he just returned from the World Cup Finals in Gothenburg. He finished 7th on the ranking list. He started with an impressive first round during the speedclass on Thursday. So Olivier and H&M Legend of Love begun the finals with a 3rd place. Unfortunately they got one fence down on day 2. They were 4th to start the last round on Sunday. “Actually, I don’t really know what went wrong.”, Explains Olivier, “I can’t explain why we made this mistake. I still believe that our distance was good. Legend slipped a bit and I got 8 penalties. I really don’t know why. Anyway, that mistake  held us back from the stage. A 7th place is not that bad, but I hoped for a better result. I’m a little disappointed because I know we could do better than this.”.

From now on, all of our focus goes to the Longines Global Champions Tour. “I skipped the opening competition in Doha because I wanted to prepare myself as much as possible for the World Cup.”, Says Olivier, “H&M Extra and Catalya are 2 fresh horses that will do their very best. Mexico promises to be a special show. Leon Spronken, the owner of H&M Extra, planned to come to support us. He was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, he can’t experience it anymore. Leon will ride on my Leon will ride on my shoulder and I hope he’ll give that Extra push to Extra to finish with an excellent result .”.

Nicola takes a fit H&M Chilli Willi to his 2nd Champions Tour of the season. “I gave him some rest after Doha. We worked on his condition, rode a little dressage and jumped a bit. That went smooth. Mexico is an amazing show, maybe even the most beautiful of the Global Tour. I hope that Chilli Willi can keep the same level as in Doha.”.

02/04 - 07/04/2019

Toscana Tour W4 CSI*** San Zeno, Arezzo IT

02/04 - 07/04/2019

GPA Jump Festival W2 CSI*** Cagnes sur Mer FR

03/04 - 07/04/2019

Jumping Bonheiden april CSI*** Bonheiden BE

03/04 - 07/04/2019

Milano Jumping Challenge W5 CSI**** Garlo Minore IT

03/04 - 07/04/2019

Jumping International Cluny CSI** Cluny FR

04/04 - 07/04/2019

Sociedade Hipica Paulista CSI**-W Saõ Paulo BR

04/04 - 07/04/2019

Z-Tour W1 CSI** Lanaken BE

04/04 - 07/04/2019

CSI De Peelbergen Spring Tour W2 CSI** Kronenberg NL

04/04 - 07/04/2019

Gothenburg Horse show CSI*****-W Gothenburg SE

04/04 - 07/04/2019

CSIO Youth Sentower CSI Opglabbeek BE

04/04 - 07/04/2019

Real Club Pineda Spring Tour W2 CSI** Sevilla ES

05/04 - 07/04/2019

Millstreet International Welcome Tour CSI* Cork IE

05/04 - 07/04/2019

Riesenbeck International CSI Hörstel DE

09/04 - 14/04/2019

Spring MET IV W1 CSI** Oliva, Valencia ES

09/04 - 14/04/2019

CES Valencia Tour - Spring Tour III - W1 CSI** Valencia ES

11/04 - 14/04/2019

CSI De Peelbergen Spring Tour W3 CSI*** Kronenberg NL

11/04 - 14/04/2019

Global Champions Mexico City CSI***** Mexico City MX

11/04 - 13/04/2019

CSI Youth Azelhof CSI Lier BE

11/04 - 14/04/2019

Easter Tour W1 CSI** Opglabbeek BE

11/04 - 14/04/2019

Z-Tour W2 CSI*** Lanaken BE