Steve Guerdat wins the Longines Christmas Cracker.

The Swiss Olympic medalist had no problem to dominate with Corbinian, the complicated tiebreaker that only had three clear rounds in the final result. Laura Kraut in 12th place. (Photo © olympiahorseshow.com)

 

The second day concluded with the victory of Swiss Olympic medalist Steve Guerdat and his 10-year-old gelding Corbinian (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot), in a complicated tiebreaker of 5 classified.

Guerdat was the first of three double clear in time of 36.68 seconds to add 50 World Ranking points, beating the Irish Anthony Condon and 10-year-old gelding Balzac (Oklund x Frisbee Kerellec) who completed their court in 38.05 seconds. Completed the clear rounds the Spaniard Manuel Fernandez Saro and 12-year-old gelding U Watch (President x Nabab de Reve) in time of 39.85 seconds.

The decisive round was completed with a knockdown by Malin Baryard-Johnsson of Sweden, how getting the fastest time of the jump-off in 35.87 seconds to seize the fourth place in company of 10-year-old mare H&M Cue Channa (Cardinal x Robin Z), leaving the fifth place in time of 37.06 seconds for the Irishman Bertram Allen and 8-year-old gelding Izzy by Picobello (Cicero Z x Capriano) with the same 4 fouls.

The representative of the Pan American Ranking and early winner Laura Kraut, sought to repeat the victory now with 9-year-old mare Zeremonie (Zero II x Quick Star), but get down a pole in the regular round totalizer 4 fouls and 63.85 seconds, breaking her aspirations in classifying the tiebreaker.

 

Final Results