CSI 5*

Pius Schwizer & Balou Rubin R Speed to Win €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* at Valkenswaard

Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – June 04, 2021 – Pius Schwizer (SUI) and Balou Rubin R sped to the top of the podium in the €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* on Friday during the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard at Tops International Arena.

Riding the 14-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding (Balou du Rouet x Couleur-Rubin), the Swiss advanced to and completed the 1.45m jump-off challenge without having any penalties attributed to them, securing the win in 26.87 seconds.

Spencer Smith (USA) & Theodore Manciais

Spencer Smith (USA) and Theodore Manciais (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Power Light) secured the second spot on podium, being exactly seven hundredths of second slower than the eventual winners.

Denis Lynch (IRL) & GC Chopin’s Bushi

The third spot on the podium was claimed by one of Ireland’s superstars, Denis Lynch (IRL) who guided GC Chopin’s Bushi (Contendro II x Nairobi) across the finish line in 27.88 seconds.

Final Results – €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*

1) Pius Schwizer (SUI) & Balou Rubin R – 0 / 26.87

2) Spencer Smith (USA) & Theodore Manciais – 0 / 27.57 

3) Denis Lynch (IRL) & GC Chopin’s Bushi – 0 / 27.88

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