Guerdat The Nice!
Reigning world #1 Steve Guerdat (SUI) jumped into historical past on Sunday, profitable his third ever Longines FEI Leaping World Cup Ultimate at Gothenburg Horse Present in Sweden.
The Swiss Olympic particular person gold medalist is now a part of an elite roster of riders to have captured the title 3 times that features Hugo Simon (AUS), Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER) and Marcus Ehning (GER). He’s considered one of solely two riders to do it on three totally different horses and is the one one, of these two, to perform the feat inside a 5 yr window. (Pessoa holds the report for many consecutive wins, having claimed the title in 1998, 1999 and 2000 with Baloubet du Rouet.)
At simply 36 years of age, it’s completely believable, if not going, that he’ll be the primary to seize it a fourth time, as nicely. As a result of on the subject of Guerdat’s World Cup report, it’s nothing however prime finishes.
The Swiss rider first received the person title in Las Vegas in 2015 with Albufuehren’s Paille. It was a victory ten years within the making. Guerdat had contested practically each Ultimate since 2005 and with astoundingly constant outcomes.
“Within the final 9 or 10 years, I used to be on the rostrum 3 times, twice within the jump-off. Yearly I used to be within the prime 10,” Guerdat instructed the Los Angeles Occasions on the time. “Sure, on one aspect, you all the time need extra, however you additionally need to be real looking about how good the opposite riders and the opposite horses are, so I really really feel actually good about all these outcomes. Right now I simply tried to take it like all the time. In fact I used to be nervous, however I’m fortunate to have nice folks round me, to maintain me calm and assured.”
In 2016, the he efficiently defended his title in Gothenburg. This time it was Corbinian who took him to the highest of the rostrum, a lot to Guerdat’s shock.