Ben Maher claimed victory in Madrid ©Getty Images

Britain’s Ben Maher secured victory as the Longines Global Champions Tour continued in Madrid.

Maher has enjoyed a strong start to the series, beginning today's competition in fifth place in the overall tour standings.

Riding on horse Explosion W, Maher rode to victory in a time of 37.73 seconds at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in the Spanish capital.

Belgium’s Nicola Philippaerts and Spain’s Eduardo Alvarez Aznar both secured a silver medal in the event.

Both riders achieved times of 39.79sec, also achieving clean rounds in the competition.

The top 10 riders in the competition all went clean on their horses.

Belgium’s Pieter Devos was among them, but missed out on a podium position as he ended fourth in 40.54 seconds.

Series leader Scott Brash maintained his strong start to the series, as the British rider completed the top five.

Brash, riding on Ursula XII, finished in 40.77.