Switzerland’s very own Martin Fuchs won the Credit Suisse Geneva Classic, a competition counting for the World Rankings. Completing a magnificent round, the young Swiss rider took first place with PSG Future. Fresh from their Grand Prix win in Paris, the winning combination took over the lead very early on in the Credit Suisse Geneva Classic and kept it despite a considerable start list with 52 riders entered. This competition was the very last chance for riders to qualify for tomorrow’s Rolex Grand Prix.
Two riders managed a faster time than Fuchs; World No.2 Kent Farrington riding Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel were as much as two seconds faster while Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann and For Sale crossed the finish line a second faster than Fuchs. But alas, with four faults each, pushed Farrington and Eckermann down the standings. Luciana Diniz (POR) on Lady Lindenhof took second place. Third place went to (GER) Kaya Lüthi riding Pret A Tout.
Today’s jumping competition, the Coupe de Genève-Combinations, was won by Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE). Riding Gotha Frh, he beat Steve Guerdat (SUI) on Concetto Son and Anna-Julia Kontio (FIN) on Fardon. Thirteen out of the 41 starting riders cleared the first round and qualified for the jump-off where Henrik was slightly faster with a time of 31.43 seconds, 030 seconds faster than Guerdat. This class counted for the World Rankings and was a qualifier for the Rolex Grand Prix.
Faster to the obstacles and across the lake! Pius Schwizer won the Speed and Handy class, Prix Starling Hotel Geneva, with his quick Chika’s Way. Second place went to Niklaus Rutschi (Earl Pery´s Caro CH), the 3rd to Martin Fuchs (Mighty De Riverland).
Source: CHI Geneva