Local hero Aznar lusts after Spanish gold in Madrid

The house rider took bronze in 2016 and claimed silver final 12 months and is hoping his celebrity horse Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot can lend a hand land a primary win in showjumping’s premier world circuit.

He’ll be roared on by way of 1000’s of Spanish enthusiasts at Membership de Campo Villa de Madrid however he’s going to be driven arduous by way of Germany’s Daniel Deusser, who’s ranked 3rd within the LGCT standings.

Dutchman Harrie Smolders, who’s 11 issues at the back of Deusser, may also be in motion on two of his most sensible horses in Don VHP Z and the rapid Zinius.

READ: Why Don VHP Z is Harrie Smolders’ horse of an entire life

Belgian pair Pieter Devos and Niels Bruynseels are the highest two within the standings however will leave out the Madrid tournament, and with 40 issues to be had to the winner of every LGCT Grand Prix, the contest is hotting up at the street to the season finale in New York in September.

The stellar line-up within the Spanish capital additionally comprises earlier winners Ben Maher of Britain, Germany’s Marcus Ehning and Luciana Diniz of Portugal.

Within the World Champions League, the Shanghai Swans lead by way of 11 issues from the St. Tropez Pirates and Monaco Aces, with Jessica Springsteen’s Miami Celtics one level additional adrift.

The Madrid LGCT Grand Prix and World Champions League group tournament is the 5th prevent at the circuit and the beginning of an extensive Eu swing taking in 12 world-class venues sooner than departing for Montreal in Canada in overdue September.

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