High-level Competition at High Altitude during Longines Jumping Crans-Montana CSI 4*

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More than 20 nations will be represented this year during the Jumping Longines Crans-Montana CSI 4* in Switzerland.

In less than 24 hours from now, the third edition of the Longines Jumping Crans-Montana will be kicked off. At the time of the last preparations, it is time to discover the masterlist of the competition, which contains no less than 10 riders who are ranked in the Top 150 Longines Rankings (world ranking).

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Pius Schwizer (SUI)

Switzerland Well Represented

Lucernois Werner Muff will wear the Longines armband of the highest ranked rider in the world ranking on the Haut-Plateau. Pillar of the elite Swiss team, Werner Muff has participated in many Nations Cups this season and has chained the excellent results, which has allowed him to climb to 40th in the world. He was notably 2nd at the Longines Grand Prix CSI 5* in Basel last January. In the top ten riders of the competition, there are also Pius Schwizer (51), Romain Duguet (100), Niklaus Rutschi (133) and Alain Jufer (134). All these Swiss riders are faithful to the Jumping Longines Crans-Montana, since it is at least the second year in a row that they take part.

Twenty-one Nations Represented

In addition to the red with white cross, no less than 20 different flags will be represented this year in Crans-Montana. On the side of the Europeans, we find the great jumping nations, such as Great Britain, Belgium, France or Germany. Two representatives of the British delegation, Laura Renwick (79) and Robert Whitaker (86) – sons of the illustrious John Whitaker – will definitely be closely watched during the event.

The riders’ plateau has never been so high, since, besides the representatives of the Old Continent, other participants will also come from further afield to discover the unique setting of the most important mountain competition in Europe. Thus, the United States, Brazil or Canada will be at the start of the Valais competition, newly awarded a fourth star.

Stay tuned for our post with the list of all the riders and horses participating in this year’s event.

Source: Press Release by Jumping Longines Crans Montana

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