Equestrian

Germany's Weishaupt rides clear to seal Grand Prix win at Spruce Meadows

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt ended the Spruce Meadows season with a victory in the CP International Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

Eric Lamaze was top Canadian in 5th

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt and his horse LB Convall, pictured above in Aachen, Germany in 2016, won the CP International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows on Sunday. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany's Philipp Weishaupt ended the Spruce Meadows season with a victory in the CP International Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

The 32-year-old and his mount LB Convall were the only pair to ride clear through two rounds at the second stop of the Grand Slam of show jumping. 

Portugal's Luciana Diniz was second after collecting four faults in the second round and posting a time of 63.82 seconds. American McLain Ward rounded out the podium with four faults in 65.73. 

Philipp Weishaupt outclasses the field at the CP International Grand Prix

5 years ago
Duration 2:04
German Philipp Weishaupt walks away with the trophy at the CP International Grand Prix with a brilliant final run.

"To be double clear here, in this Grand Prix, the two rounds are known as the toughest, but already this week I had a really good feeling on Convall," Weishaupt said. 

"I had even told McLain [Ward] I feel like I am in really good shape for Sunday. The horse was just outstanding, I am super honoured to be able to ride him. It's so much fun you can't believe it."

Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 were the top Canadians, finishing in fifth with a total of five faults. 

Eric Lamaze finishes 5th at CP International Grand Prix

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Duration 2:02
Canadian Eric Lamaze pulled off a top five finish after a nearly flawless final run at the CP International Grand Prix.

Weishaupt also won a Grand Slam event in 2016. He and LB Convall took the top prize in Aachen, Germany. 

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