Kevin Staut wins Beijing Masters grand prix in China

11 May - Kevin Staut has won the Grand Prix at the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters at the Bird’s Nest stadium on Sunday.

Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum finished second, with Swiss rider Jane Richard Philips third, ahead of the best finishing Chinese competitor Meimei Zhu in fourth place.

This is the fourth year that top international riders have travelled to China’s capital city for the competition, and in that time has progressed from being a 2* show up to a 3* event.

“The Longines Beijing Masters is particularly a fantastic environment for premium brands, in order to present China in a new light,” said organiser Michael Mronz.

“A lot has happened over these four years,” Beerbaum said, “but in order to establish the Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters permanently as a 5* show, we still have a lot of work ahead of us.”