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Pius Schwizer makes a come back in Zurich

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Pius Schwizer recorded a wonderful victory yesterday in front of his home crowd, winning the eighth leg of the Western European League qualifying series in Zurich in front of thousands of cheering Swiss fans with his 9-year-old horse Toulago.

Pius Schwizer makes a come back in Zurich

The Swiss veteran, 51 years old, was extatic to experience the taste of victory in a major event again, after the 9th and last rider of the jump-off, Kevin Staut, sustained a four-points score. Pius is now within reach of qualification for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final.

This result moves Pius up to eighth place on the Western European League, from which the top-18 will qualify for the Longines FEI World Jumping Final in Lyon, France from 17 to 21 April. French rider Patrice Delaveau now lies in 1st place with Scott Brash, after his 8th place in Zurich.

The top riders in the world will be chasing down those elusive qualifying points during the last 2 legs of the FEI World Cup:  at Bordeaux, in two weeks' time, and in Gothenburg, Sweden, three weeks after.

RESULTS

  1. Pius Schwizer (SUI), Toulago, 0, 34’’65
  2. Joe Clee (GBR), Diablesse de Muze, 0, 34’’79
  3. Christian Ahlmann (ALL), Aragon Z,  0, 35’’56
  4. Oliver Lazarus (AFS), Pour le Poussage, 4, 34’’47
  5. Jane Richard Philips (SUI), Pablo de Virton, 4, 35’’34
  6. Kevin Staut (FRA), Estoy Aqui de Muze HDC, 4, 35’’87
  7. Paul Estermann (SUI), Castlefield Eclipse, 4, 38’’38
  8. Patrice Delaveau (FRA), Lacrimoso HDC, 8, 33’’17
  9. Marcus Ehning (ALL), Plot Blue, 8, 35’’33

 

WORLD CUP RANKINGS (after 8 legs out of 10)


1. Patrice Delaveau (FRA), 52
1. Scott Brash (GBR), 52
3. Steve Guerdat (SUI), 51
4. Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), 50
5. Kevin Staut (FRA), 48
6. Marcus Ehning (ALL), 44
7. Maikel van der Vleuten (HOL), 40
8. Pius Schwizer (SUI), 39
9. Tim Gredley (GBR), 36
10. Christian Ahlmann (ALL), 35

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