Geneva, Switzerland – December 15, 2019 – Martin Fuchs (SUI) became the new Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender following his victory in the $1,200,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* at the CHI of Geneva. The formidable duo of Fuchs and Clooney 51 once again showed the strength of their partnership, producing a speedy clear round in the jump-off (38.60 seconds) that proved impossible to catch. Great Britain’s Scott Brash (GBR) was just 0.05 seconds behind his fellow Rolex Testimonee securing second place with Hello Senator and Belgium’s Jérôme Guery (BEL) finished in third aboard Quel Homme de Hus.
How does it feel to win your first Major?
Wow! This is a huge win for me, it is certainly a career highlight and tops off an unbelievable year for me. I am so happy.
What does CHI Geneva mean to you now?
It is one of best shows in the world and one that every rider wants to win. I am so happy that I was able to be so competitive at this Rolex Major and to win the Rolex Grand Prix in front of my home crowd is so special.
Clooney 51 is a superstar; how did he feel today?
Clooney is a phenomenal horse and his performance was exceptional today. Everyone saw what he did in the arena, he tries so hard and is just amazing.
Source: Press release from Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping
Photos: © CHI de Genève / Pierre Costabadie / Scoopdyga