CHI5* – W Geneva: a win for Italy’s Lorenzo De Luca.

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Let’s continue with our focus on the main event of the weekend, the CHI5*-W Geneva, where there was excellent Equestrian World yesterday for Italian equestrianism.
Italian rider Lorenzo De Luca managed to win the Prix de la Federation d’Elevage du cheval de Sport CH over 1.50m in a competition that adopted a very interesting format and the one used for the Top Final Four. For those who are perhaps unfamiliar, each rider goes round the course on 4 occasions with 4 different horses, which yesterday came from Swiss breeding farms.
With 4 clears from 4, De Luca finished in joint first with Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet and they both received 2362.50 francs each. Cantano S CH (Chameur), Carnaval du Moulin CH (Chameur), Cayman Athletic CH (Indoctro) and Karina von der Breiten CH (Karacondo) were the 4 horses (all born in 2007) made available to the riders Gregory Wathelet, Lorenzo De Luca, Marie Pellegrin-Etter (3rd place) and Penèlope Lèprevost (4th place). Please see here for a full breakdown of the results:
In the other competitions meanwhile, there was a victory for the home rider Claudia Gisler in the Prix Insitut International de Lancy over 1.50m with 14 year-old KWPN Touchable (Navarone). Second place was taken by Pius Schwizer on Chika’s Way (Caretino) while the final podium slot went to Ludger Beerbaum on Leonidas 10 (Lenardo). Click here to see the rest of the results:
The other big trial taking place yesterday, the Coupe de Genève over 1.50m with jump-off, saw Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann on Gotha FRH (Goldfever) ride to first place. He was followed by Steve Guerdat with Concetto Son (Concetto) in second and Finland’s Anna-Julia Kontio with Fardon (Corland) in third.There was an Italian rider in the top-ten as Piergiorgio Bucci on Casallo Z (Casall) finished in 9th and with 4 penalties. Click here for a full breakdown of the results:
In other Equestrian World, the golden moment for the 22 year-old Martin Fuchs shows no sign of slowing down. In fact the young rider with his mount PSG Future (Cashandcarry) won the third competition over 1.50m, the Credit Suisse Geneva Classic. He was however followed very closely by Luciana Diniz with Lady Lindenhof (Grand Chef Bleus) while in third place we find the young horsewoman Kaya Luthi with Pret a Tout (Hiram Chambertin). Click here for a full set of the results:
Let’s focus our attention now on a different discipline as yesterday there was the inauguration of the indoor cross-country competition in Geneva, which was won by France’s Eddy Sans on Nankin de la Hurie (Equus D’Olympe). The second podium slot was taken by Dutchman Tim Lips with KWPN Bayro (Casantos) while in third place we find another French rider in the form of Thomas Carlile with Sirocco du Gers (Dorsay). Italy’s representative gave an excellent display and Stella Benatti finished with Miss Wanted Fast (Arra D’Auzay) ahead of Germany’s Dirk Schrade on Boleybawn Prince (Colin Diamond). Please see here for more:
The final trial yesterday in Switzerland was the World Cup qualifier for driving. The winner was Australia’s Boyd Exell with Cabus (Cocky Dundee), Clinton Star (Candiarolo), Costa 49 (Charming Boy) and Twister (Silvio li). In second, we find Hungary’s Jòzsef Dobrovitz with Alex, Conversano VI 25 – Lipiz, Kinzhal and Szello. Third place went to Germany’s Christoph Sandmann with Donner 179, Fax 43, Lerry 18 and Lucjy 1372.

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