Dominating the Longines FEI World Cup speed class in Germany, Schwizer added his third win in two weeks by comfortably beating Ludger Beerbaum and Scott Brash. Yuri Mansur finished with 8 fouls. (Photo © Archive)
The first FEI day of the CSI 5* W-Leipzig concluded with an inspired Pius Schwizer from Switzerland, who maintains their winning streak by their third win in last two weeks during the Longines FEI World Cup in speed class and at a height of 1.50m.
With the participation of 50 pairs including world number one Daniel Deusser who ended up eliminated, Schwizer led the speed class in time of 61.92 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Leonard de la Ferme CH (Landjuweel x Indigene de Corday) owned by Marcel Merkli, in a class that distributed 84,250 Euros including a car for the winner, obtaining a greater advantage to the 3 seconds before his closest rivals.
A fierce competition of big stars, left with the desire to see one of its greatest exponents of the show jumping in German history, with the second position of Ludger Beerbaum and the 18-year-old stallion Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, registering a time of 64.11 seconds, but enough to keep a small margin of advantage against the British and former world No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain, who completed his court in 65.20 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Hello Annie (Contendro I x For Pleasure) owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham & Lady Pauline.
The top five finishers were completed by Hans-Dieter Dreher in fourth place with Cool And Easy (Contender x Riverman) in 66.96 seconds and for the fifth Marcus Ehning with Cordynox (Cornado I x Polydor) in 67.07 seconds, both riders from Germany.
For the Latin and Pan Am Ranking out of FEI Ranking points finished the Brazilian Yuri Mansur knocking down two poles and totaling 8 fouls in 69.52 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) in 34th place.