HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al Saud, President of the Saudi Equestrian Federation, crowned German rider Philip Weisshaupt first place in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup of Riyadh. With Peder Fredricson and Hansson Wl coming in a close second.
Edwina Tops-Alexander continued her flying form with Fellow Castlefield to round off the podium in third place. Germany's Daniel Deusser and Bingo Ste Hermelle looked on track to take the win in the stunning city of Riyadh but the pair risked it all for a flyer to the penultimate line costing adding 4 faults to their total in the jump-off.
5th place went to Russian talent Egor Shchibrik on the powerful Cornet's Spirit after they too had an unlucky rail in the jump-off.
There was drama right until the end of the magical competition as last to go Phillipp Weisshaupt punched the air when he stopped the clock in 39.91 seconds to snatch the win off current world number one Peder Fredricson and claim the lions share of the €300,000 prize purse.
Fans and riders now look ahead to the last day of action for tomorrow's CSI5* Jump Saudi Grand Prix which will be streamed live and for free on the Jump Saudi website.