Pius Schwizer came driving the Mercedes-Benz.

Being a prophet in his own land the Swiss Pius Schwizer took the victory in the Longines FEI World Cup at CSI5*Zurich and thus the vehicle in dispute to the Mercedes-Benz Classic. Denis Lynch of Ireland second and Edwina Tops-Alexander of Australia third. (Photo © mercedes-cdi.ch)


The conclusion of CSI5* Zurich in Switzerland failed to finish better to the public that attended during the week filling the stage, to ultimately see the home rider Pius Schwizer victory in close fight against the Irishman Denis Lynch.

Being the first victory for a Swiss rider in the FEI class that framed the week of activities, Schwizer was classified to jump-off with 12-years-old gelding PSG Future (Cash and Carry x Lorentin I) owned by Peter Schildknecht, leading one of three double clear culminating star Grand Prix with more than 143,000 Swiss Francs and a car for the winner.

Thats was how Pius Schwizer came driving at night your new vehicle today, to complete the jump-off round in 41.97 seconds to lift the audience who cheered every time. The fight for first place was not easy, Denis Lynch of Ireland would pose fierce struggle the winner with the horse All Star (Argentinus x Alme) a 13-years-old stallion owned by Lynch and Thomas Straumann, while completing his round of 42.34 seconds. The double clears present in the competition completed at the Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander and 11-years-old mare Caretina of Joter (Caretino x Contender) in time of 45.31 seconds, a little distant from the struggle arising between Schwizer and Lynch but completing a great presentation that allowed him to enter the awards podium.

The remaining two places to form the top five of Britain’s Michael Whitaker completed in fourth with Viking (Jacomar x Almox Prints) and its the fastest presentation jump-off time, when they scored slate 39.89 seconds, but a takedown rail for 4 fouls distanced of the first place. Meanwhile the fifth place went to the German Niklas Grieg and Carella (Clearway x Concerto II) in jump-off of 4 faults and 41.78 seconds.

For the PAEC Ranking US Audrey Coulter finish in 34th place with Domino (Thunder go Depaulstra Azur Zuuthoeve x) in a filed of 12 faults in the regular round and time of 67.32 seconds.


Final Results Mercedes-Benz Classic – Longines FEI World Cup 1.60m