Max Kühner open the CSI5* Zurich.

The Austrian Max Kühner took the first victory in the week CSI5* Zurich snatching top honors Swiss Steve Gurdat advantage of 40 hundredths of a second speed class. (Photo ©


With the dispute of Preis der Top 40 in Zurich, Switzerland opened a week of activities in the CSI5* and victory for the Austrian rider Max Kühner who snatched the victory home representative Steve Guerdat.

Max Kühner & Electric Touch on the victory round.

Totaling 37 pairs for the competition, Kühner marked an unbeatable time of 49.93 seconds in speed class with 9-years-old mare Electric Touch (Untouchable T’is Z x Voltaire) owned by Kühner, which showed a difference of 40 hundredths of a second to beat the crowd favorite Steve Guerdat and Albfuehren’s Happiness (Heartbeat x Lambrusco ASK) a 10-years-old mare owned by Elisabeth Bachmann & Albführ Hofgut, who set a time of 50.33 seconds slate to fill in the final second place.

Third place recording a time of 51.53 seconds was for the German Marco Kutscher and the horse Balermo (Baloubet du Rouet x Silvio I) owned by Karsten Lutte, closing the top five Finnish rider Anna-Julia Kontio in fourth place with 15-years-old gelding Fardon (Corland x Mezcalero) stopping the clock at 52.76 seconds, while fifth place went to the Swiss Claudia Gisler and 16-years-old gelding Touchable (Navarone x Goodwill) with time 55.18 seconds.

Getting the first points to the World Ranking the winner Max Kühner took 50 points and a prize of 9,900 Swiss Francs.

The only representative of the PAEC Ranking was American rider Audrey Coulter would rank 23 with Colnardo Capital (Colman x Coronado) in course of 5 fouls and 63.20 seconds.



Final Results Preis de Top 40 CSI5* 1.45m