Swiss triumphs after 16-horse jump-off
Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and the flighty mare Hannah stormed to victory in Stuttgart in the latest leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017-18 season, edging home favourites Philipp Weishaupt and Christian Ahlmann into second and third place in a thrilling 16-horse jump-off on Sunday.
Italy’s Emilio Bicocchi led the field with a clear first round. Carefully following suit, Francois Mathy Jr., aboard the giant Uno de la Roque, recovered from his down rail in Lyon and received boisterous applause, riding clear in both rounds, but could not finish in the top 10. Meanwhile Patrick Stuhlmeyer was ecstatic with his mount Chacgrano’s obedient and experienced execution.