McLain Ward (USA) blasted to the top of the new season ranking winning the Longines Global Champions Tour of Antwerp Grand Prix with Rothchild last weekend.

McLain and Rothchild were the penultimate pair to compete and shaved a narrow 0.21s off Rolf Goran Bengtsson’s time with an impressive 37.12.

“Rothchild is much easier to ride than he looks, he’s a bit feisty and he has his own jumping style. I’ve had him six years and he started as a second horse for me, but a good campaigner, and last year I was a little short of horse stock and I needed him to step up and he’s really been wonderful. He gives me everything he has and he’s my friend – I appreciate him very much.” said McLain.

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