Aachen, Germany, 20 September 2021 – The 2021 Rolex Grand Prix of CHIO Aachen was won by Daniel Deusser riding Killer Queen VDL. Second place went to Brian Moggre and third place to Gregory Wathelet. The German produced a masterful display on the final day of CHIO Aachen to capture the prestigious 5* Grand Prix, and in doing so, becomes the new Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.
The two-round competition saw 18 riders progress to the second round, 12 through on a zero score. These included Steve Guerdat, riding Venard de Cerisy, fresh from their victory in the previous Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Major at CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’, as well as former Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping winner Scott Brash.
Seven horse and rider combinations produced faultless double clear rounds to head into a jump-off. Deusser, the current World No. 1, was first into the arena to face the final test against the clock, setting the pace with a stunning clear in a time of 41.85 seconds. Those to follow were unable to challenge Deusser, either failing to catch his time or amassing jumping faults. American young rider, Brian Moggre, came closest as last to go, putting in an impressive round, just 0.31 seconds slower than Deusser on 42.16, to finish in eventual second.
The Rolex Grand Prix at CHIO Aachen is the third of four equestrian Majors in 2021, which together form the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, considered to be the sport’s most demanding challenge. All eyes will now look ahead to the final instalment of the year at CHI Geneva in December.
The highlights film can be seen here:
FINAL RESULTS OF THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX
- Daniel Deusser (GER) riding Killer Queen VDM
- Brian Moggre (USA) riding Balou du Reventon
- Gregory Wathelet (BEL) riding Nevados S
- Ben Maher (GBR) riding Explosion W
- Laura Kraut (USA) riding Baloutinue
- Scott Brash (GBR) riding Hello Jefferson
- Jérôme Guery (BEL) riding Quel Homme de Hus
- Martin Fuchs (SUI) riding Leone Jei
- Gerrit Nieberg (GER) riding Ben 431
- Steve Guerdat (SUI) riding Venard de Cerisy
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