World No1 Scott Brash has successfully defended his title and been crowned 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion! The 2012 Olympic Gold medallist took 4th place in tonight’s Doha Grand Prix giving him a one point advantage over four-time Olympic medallist Ludger Beerbaum and finishing on the same points as rival Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, who was the eventual class winner tonight with Casall ASK. Due to Scott having more wins than Bengtsson this season, he takes the Championship from the charismatic Swede who was in this exact same position when he was runner-up to Edwina Tops-Alexander in 2012. Brash picked up an excruciating time fault in tonight’s first round which put him out of the final jump-off and denied him the chance to try for an incredible fourth LGCT Grand Prix medal this season.
Bad luck for Ludger Beerbaum who had to retire his top horse Chiara because she wasn’t 100% fit. He rode his stallion Zinedine and got 16 faults. Ludger led the Championship by just 12 points but collected no more points here in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha Grand Prix.