CHI Geneva

The CHI Geneva from 1926 to 1990


The 1st ever Concours Hippique International Geneva (CHI) takes place at the Palais des Exposistions. 85 riders and 158 horses participate.

Sandro Bettoni et Scoiattolo premiers vainqueurs Sandro Bettoni and Scoiattolo, winner of the Grand Prix during the 1st CHI Geneva in 1926.


As of 1985, the competition becomes entirely focused on the World Cup circuit. The Geneva International Horse Show becomes CSI (Concours de Saut International), which eliminates all remaining confusion with the Nations Cup. It is Germany’s turn to raffle first place in the GP with Franke Sloothaak on Wakrant, followed by the French horseman, Frédéric Cottier on Flambeau C and in third place for Switzerland, Willi Melliger on Van Gogh.


The 30th edition is the last edition to be hosted in the Sporting Centre Les Vernets. John Whitaker and the great little Milton take first place in the GP, followed by Hendrick Snoek, riding for Germany on Anatol and the Spaniard Juan Diego Garcia Trevijano on Tirol.


The first “Prix des Nations” is won by Switzerland.


The Geneva International Horse Show moves into the Sporting Centre of les Vernets


The 25th edition of the Geneva International Horse Show joins the World Cup circuit. Great Britain’s Nick Skelton, on Everest Lastic is the first to win the Geneva leg of the Volvo World cup. Great Britain also brings home the Nations Cup.


The last Nations Cup is organised in Geneva only to be won by the host country. The team is composed of Heidi Robbiani (Jessica V), Bruno Candrian (Van Gogh), Thomas Fuchs (Willora Swiss) and Walter Gabathuler (Typhoon). The GP is won by the Italian Graziano Mancinelli on Gitan P.


The CSI Geneva is baptised CSI-W Geneva to include “World Cup” in its title. Germany is again to take first place but this time thanks to Paul Schockem!ole on Next Orchidée, in front of the Brazilian, Victor Texiera or Larramy and in third place, the Australian Vicky Roycroft on Apache.

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