International Horse & Rider List for CHI Geneva CSI5*

Pedro Veniss & Quabri de l’Isle. ph: Tori Repole for NF.

The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is entering its next round. From December 7-10, 2017, the best riders in the world will take host in Geneva, Switzerland, for the last Major of the year.

Since the first international show in the 1926, the CHI Geneva has been considered a synonym for jumping sport at the highest level, an event where that tradition comes to life.

Last year, Brazil’s Pedro Veniss wrote history in Geneva aboard top horse Quabri de l’Isle, celebrating his first ever Major victory at Palexpo, the biggest indoor arena in the world.

“It is the best thing ever, the biggest achievement in my career,” Veniss described of his outstanding performance nearly one year ago, which “made a childhood dream come true”.

Recently, it is the name of a young German rider that has made headlines in connection with the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. In September, Philipp Weishaupt won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2017 and will thus be competing in Geneva as the current Grand Slam contender; a scenario that the 32-year-old is already familiar with, since he also won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen in 2016.

Back then, he didn’t succeed in picking up a Grand Slam bonus because he didn’t finish first at either of the subsequent Majors. However this is all going to change now.

“The fact that I have been able to win the two outdoor Majors has awaken my ambition all the more to win the two indoor Majors. It is going to be difficult, but I am going to try my very hardest,” assured Weishaupt.

If he succeeds in Geneva, he will be riding for the Grand Slam title in the Netherlands at The Dutch Masters in March 2018.

So, it goes without saying that all eyes will be cast upon Weishaupt when he enters the ring for the Rolex Grand Prix on December 10th. But, he won’t be the only rider the spectators will be keeping a close eye on.

Grégory Wathelet of Belgium was able to win the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen in July and thus has the opportunity in Geneva to claim a 250,000 Euro bonus for two Major victories within one Grand Slam cycle.

Not to mention the public favorite Steve Guerdat. The Swiss Olympic gold medallist has already managed to ride to victory in the Geneva Major three times, most recently in the year 2015. Who is going to go down in history as Major winner at the CHI Geneva in 2017?

International CSI5* Horse & Rider List:

BEL Belgium
BRUYNSEELS, Niels Chief, Gancia de Muze, Joker vd Vlasbloemhoeve
DEVOS, Pieter Apart, Claire Z, Gin D
GUERY, Jérome Garfield de Tiji des Templiers, Icarus, Jupiter VG
PHILIPPAERTS, Olivier H&M Challenge v. Begijnakker Z, H&M Legend of Love, Ikker
WATHELET, Gregory Coree, Eldorado van het Vijverhof, Forlap
BRA Brazil
VENISS, Pedro For Felicila, Quabri de l’Isle, Uccello de Will
CAN Canada
ASSELIN, Ben Cool Feeling, Lesson Peak, Wahrhaftige CR
LAMAZE, Eric Chacco Kid, Coco Bongo, Fine Lady 5
EGY Egypt
SAÏD, Abdel Callisto, Hope van Scherpen Donder, Venise du Reverdy
FRA France
BOST, Roger Yves Sangria du Coty, Sydney Une Prince, Tesway de la Batia
CERNIN, Benoit Tea Star d’Oyale, Uitlanders du Ter
DELESTRE, Simon Filou Carlo Zimequest, Hermes Ryan, Teavanta II C Z
DEROUBAIX, Alexis Secret du Pays d’Auge, Timon d’Aure
HILLEREAU, Severin Charron R, Radja d’Artemis
LEPREVOST, Pénélope Ilena de Mariposa, Urano de Cartigny, Vagabond de la Pomme
STAUT, Kevin Ayade de Septon et HDC, Reveur de Hurtebise HDC, Silver Deux de Virton HDC
GBR Great Britain
BRASH, Scott Hello Forever, Hello Shelby, Ursula XII
MAHER, Ben Don Vito, MTF Madame X, Winning Good
WHITAKER, Michael Cassionato, Flawless, JB’s Hot Stuff
GER Germany
AHLMANN, Christian Epleaser van’t Heike, Taloubet Z, Tokyo 2
JUNG, Michael fischerChelsea, Fischerdaily Impressed, fischerSolution
WEISHAUPT, Philipp Asathir, Call me Eva, LB Convall
IRL Ireland
ALLEN, Bertram Christy Jnr, Dino W, Hector van d’Abdijhoeve
DUFFY, Michael Efs Top Contender, Jule van den Tinnenpot
DUFFY, Michael G Chappo Chey, Lapuccino 2
MCAULEY, Mark Jasco v. Bisschop, Miebello, Vivaldi du Theil
O’CONNOR, Cian Donjo, Fibonacci 17, Skyhorse
ISR Israel
BLUMAN, Daniel Ladriano Z, Sancha LS
ITA Italy
BICOCCHI, Emilio Nonostante del Terriccio, Sassicaia Ares
BUCCI, Piergiorgio Diesel Gp du Bois Madame, Driandria, Heartbreaker v. Achterhoe
DE LUCA, Lorenzo Destiny van Schore, Ensor de Litrange LXII, Limestone Grey
ZORZI, Alberto Danique, Ego van Orti, Fair Light van T Heike
JPN Japan
POLLE, Karen Kino, With Wings
NED Netherlands
DUBBELDAM, Jeroen Gioia van het Neerenbosch, SFN Zenith
SMOLDERS, Harrie Capital Colnardo, Cas 2, Hos d’O
VAN DER VLEUTEN, Maikel VDL Groep Verdi TN
POR Portugal
DINIZ, Luciana Camargo 2, Fit For Fun 13, Isabeau
SUI Switzerland
BAECHLER, Rachel Nazca du Plain, Rubis Tame
BALSIGER, Bryan Ak’s Courage, Clouzot de Lassus, Poppee de Damvil
BOURQUARD, Anthony Indiana des Abattes CH, Uzo van het Hobos Z
DELHAYE, Guillaume Richebour de Cartigny
DUGUET, Romain Sherazade du Gevaudan, Twentytwo des Biches, Vancouver de Lanlore
ESTERMANN, Paul Cantini Della Caccia, Cornet’s Hope, Lord Pepsi
ETTER PELLEGRIN, Marie Alcazar du Moulin, Une de l’Othain
ETTER, Daniel I am Samourai, Kheops du Roset CH
FABRE DELBOS, Frederique Nirvana Basters, Une Tryade All
FUCHS, Martin Clooney 51, Dubai du Bois Pinchet, Uppsala du Figuier
GEISER, Audrey Holiday X, Walk For Glory Kzi CH
GUERDAT, Steve Corbinian, Eldorado V, Urzo d’Iso
JORAND, Yannick Best Of Opus Dei Z, Cipetto 2
JUFER, Alain Casall, Rahmannshof Tic Tac, Samira 368
KOLLY, Pierre Corvall
LIEBHERR, Christina L.B. Midship du Borda
LOSER, Aurelia Quelmec du Gery, Quinette Theod
MUFF, Werner Cornet MM, Daimler, Escoffier
RUTSCHI, Niklaus Cardano CH, Clearwater, Miramar
SCHWIZER, Pius About A Dream, Chidame Z, Leonard de la Ferme CH
SMITS, Edwin Dandiego B Z, Pikelot von Hof CH, Rouge Pierreville
SPRUNGER, Janika Bacardi VDL, Egie Of Colors, Uptown Boy
SWE Sweden
FREDRICSON, Peder H&M All In, H&M Carat Desire, H&M Christian K
LINDELÖW, Douglas Jezebel, Volstrups Cody, Zacramento
VON ECKERMANN, Henrik Artiste de l’Abbaye d’Aulne, Chacanno, Mary Lou 194
USA United States of America
FARRINGTON, Kent Creedance, Gazelle, Voyeur
HOUGH, Lauren Ohlala, Quantas 15, Waterford
KRAUT, Laura Deauville S, Zeremonie

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