Steve Guerdat, Peder Fredricson, Chloe Reid, top three of the Falsterbo Grand Prix. Ph. via Falsterbo
Steve Guerdat and the 10-year-old BWP mare Hannah won the €200,00 Longines Falsterbo Grand Prix CSIO5* to close out an exciting weekend of show jumping in Falsterbo, Sweden on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Guerdat, of Switzerland, first made a big statement with Hannah back in April, when he won the Grand Prix of Lummen CSIO5* aboard the unlikely mare. Her oversize ears and unique jumping style make her a bit of an unconventional horse, but she’s now solidly in the category of top horses in Guerdat’s string.
Guerdat and Hannah (Dulf van den Bisschop x Kashmir van Schuttershof) prevailed in an exciting round 2 over the veteran, Olympic silver medal-winning pair of Peder Fredricson and H&M All In, who are fresh off an epic weekend at CHIO5* Rotterdam. Fredricson certainly wanted the win in front of his home crowd, and he was gunning for the win, but he could be thrilled with the finish of H&M All In, who continues to show top form after returning from an extended post-Rio break.
The top 12 returned to jump off for final placings, and seven of those recorded a double clear day, making it a race to the finish. Guerdat found the winning track in 44 seconds even, to Fredricson’s 44.46.
And in 3rd place was young American star Chloe Reid, who capped a stellar weekend at Falsterbo without touching a pole aboard the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse stallion Dodarco. Reid was right on the pace, finishing in 44.74 seconds.
Another Swedish rider, Henrik von Eckermann, gave it a go with Cantinero, but had to settle for 4th place in 45.53 seconds. Sweden’s Helena Persson and Bonzai H also jumped double clear to finish in 6th place.
See the complete results list at this link.