CHI Geneva

The CHI Geneva from 2000 to 2007

2000

Rodrigo Pessoa and Lianos show an outstanding performance taking first place in the CCF Private Banking World Cup Grand Prix in front of Ludo Philippaerts and Otterongo vd Kopshoeve and Peter Charles on Canavelley. Ulla Salzberger is no match on Rustsy as she takes first place again in the Rolex Kür Grand Prix, beating Gonnelien Rothenberger and Leonardo da Vince and Ann-Kathrin Kroth on Red Liner.

2002

The Top Ten is back for a second year running, again supported by Rolex and Gandini, to see yet again, Ludger Beerbaum riding Gladdys S in first place. Rodrigo Pessoa wins the Rolex World Cup Grand Prix on Balbouet du Rouet. The Driving World Cup stops in Geneva. To the general surprise, the Swiss Daniel Würgler wins the first leg of this newly introduced Driving circuit.

2003

The Top Ten Final takes place for the third consecutive year in Geneva, with the ten best riders of the World. After Ludger Beerbaum’s success for two years running, he surrenders to Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa and his stallion Balbouet de Rouet, only to make 4th place. The Rolex Grand Prix, a World Cup class, is won by Danish Thomas Velin riding Equest Carnute. Otto Becker on Doble’s Cento and Peter Wylde on Fein Cera are runners up. Mrs. Sophie Mottu takes over as Director of the CSI-W Geneva.

2004

Meredith Michaels Beerbaum outclasses her male competitors, Rodrigo Pessoa and Marcus Ehning and rides to victory on Shutterfly in the 4th, Top 10 Final held in Geneva. The Brazilian has not said his last word: Sunday’s Rolex FEI World Cup Grand Prix shines for Rodrigo and Balbouet de Rouet. The Swiss Steve Guerdat wins the HSBC Guyerzeller Grand Prix on Campus.

2005

Rodrigo Pessoa takes first place for the second time in the Top 10 Final on his ever faithful, Baloubet de Rouet. Together they manage to beat Marcus Ehning on Gitania as well as the Swiss Markus Fuchs on Granie. The Rolex FEI World Cup Grand Prix sees Austrias Thomas Frühmann on The Sixth Sense surprise everyone by beating the American, Peter Wylde and Switzerland’s Beat Mändli. Thomas Frühmann had already made himself recognised thanks to his second place in the HSBC Guyerzeller Grand Prix just behind the British rider Robert Smith on Kalushas.

2006

Women take first place in this year’s edition along with Switzerland! Meredith Michaels Beerbaum and Shutterfly take first place once again in the Top 10 Final. Steve Guerdat makes Switzerland proud riding Jalisca Solier to the first place in the Rolex FEI World Cup Grand Prix. What excitement and emotion in the arena! In regards to the Driving World Cup leg, the well-known Dutchman, Ysbrand Chardon takes first place in front of the surprising Frenchman, Benjamin Aillaud.

2001

The Top 10 premiers at the CSI-W Geneva, bringing together the ten best riders of the world thanks to the support of Rolex and Gandini. The show is a huge success both for the public and the German rider, Ludger Beerbaum who triumphs on Goldfever III over Belgium’s Ludo Philippaerts on Verlest Oterongo Kopshoe and Franke Sloothaak on Gio Granno. The CCF Private Banking Grand Prix World Cup event is taken by Malin Baryard on H&M Butterfly Flip from Sweden. The Rolex Classic was won by Great Britain’s Michael Whitaker on Handel II.

Top 10 2001 The podium of the first Top 10 final won by Ludger Beerbaum. Ludo Philippaerts, 2nd, Franke Sloothaak, 3rd. Foreground Dieter Schulze owner of Beerbaum's horses at this period.

2007

One female rider replaces another among the prizewinners of the Top10 Final: the Irish rider Jessica Kürten with Libertina finished ahead of Beat Mändli/Ideo du Thot, the surprising competitor replacing his fellow compatriote Markus Fuchs, and the German Ludger Beerbaum/Couleur Rubin. In the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix, Ludger Beerbaum takes his revenge with his promising All Inclusive. Finally, in the A. Egger Brewery Grand Prix, qualifier for the FEI World Cup™ Driving, the Dutch Marc Weusthof proves to be the most skillful of the six drivers competing in the world's largest indoor arena.

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