The lush green driving arena was a sea of orange cones on Sunday at Royal Windsor Horse Show, a small yellow ball sitting perilously atop each for the final phase of the CAIO4* Land Rover Driving Grand Prix.

All 15 competitors passed the horse inspection to advance to the cones phase. But it would end as it had many, many times before.

World No. 1 Boyd Exell (AUS) excelled for the 12th time, navigating the sharp turns and twisting lines with his striking team of black horses. With four cones in hand, Exell picked up six penalty points for knocking two yellow balls to the ground and had 4.56 of time raising his overall score to 166.12.

Glenn Geerts (BEL) produced one of only two clear trips of the day, adding 6.08 in time faults to climb from third into second place with an overall score of 175.84, while Chester Weber (USA) and his team of bays fell from second to fourth after knocking five cones in an effort to put the pressure on Exell. Weber ended his weekend on a score of 186.07.

Making the biggest jump of the week, Michael Brauchle (GER) rose from seventh after dressage to sixth place with the lowest marathon scored of the day. He continued that climb on Sunday with the best cones trip of the day, adding just 5.79 to his score to move into third place with a final score of 183.56.

The victory crowns Exell’s sixth consecutive and 12th career win at Royal Windsor.