A successful day was achieved in the eyes of the Swiss and Germans at the World Cup Showjumping in Helsinki. 25.000 Euros were awarded to the Swiss Olympic Champion of 2012, Steve Guerdat. He won the Grand Prix together with the 9 year old KWPN gelding Alamo; a new horse at this stables. They only started competing at the beginning of October 2017 where they participated in Cagnes-sur-Mer. At the Grand Prix in Oslo they placed tenth and on the 21st October 2017 they celebrated their victory. Looks like the beginning of a successful partnership!
The jumpoff was occupied by 13 pairs and among those 6 remained clear. Guerdat’s winning time was 36,63 seconds. Another Swiss rider Romain Duguet placed second with the 8 year old Vancouver de Lanlore with 38,12 seconds.
Daniel Deusser, winner of the World Cup Qualification in Oslo, placed third. This time he wasn’t riding his new star Cornet, but he was paired with the 9-year-old Zangersheide stallion Tobago Z
A great celebration was in line for the Spruce Meadows winner Philipp Weishaupt with Call Me Eva. The 8 year old Hanoverian Chacco Blue-Stakkato daughter won the 1,50 speed class of the Helsinki Classics with 57,08 seconds. Following him in second place was Marlon Modolo Zanotelli from Brazil with his 13-year-old Extra van Essene v. Diamant de Semilly with 58,48 seconds and in third place Maikel van de Vleuten from the Netherlands with his 11-year-old Quatro v. Quaprice Bois Margot with 59,0 seconds.