In a thrilling display of horsemanship and elite sport, Daniel Deusser aboard Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z has been crowned winners of the coveted 2022 €1.25 million Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix Champion in front of a sell-out crowd at the GC Prague Playoffs.
Daniel Deusser is the only rider to have qualified for every single LGCT Super Grand Prix since 2018, yet has never been on the podium before. On his fourth attempt, he finally turned his luck around to climb to the top of the podium.
The German champion declared the evening of top sport ‘unbelievable’ explaining: "I am speechless. What Jan Tops created here in the last couple of years is what I call an unique event and to jump here in an arena like that and a crowd like that is unreal."
An emotional Mclain Ward commented on his equine partner and the expectation he had for the standard of sport at the GC Prague Playoffs: "Out of respect for the level that was going to be at this competition I chose to bring the best horses I have, and HH Azur is really something now later in her career – I am really blessed that she is still competing at this level and she is a spectacular partner for me."
He added on his impression of the event: "The environment is spectacular, the crowd is spectacular, I noticed them on the podium. The horses feel it, the riders feel them and it is just spectacular sport."