CSI 4*

Steve Guerdat & Dynamix de Belheme are the Best in Small Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour CSI 4*

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – February 12, 2022 – The Swiss anthem rang out across the lovely grass Hickstead arena here today at Montenmedio.  This time it was to celebrate a  prestigious win for Steve Guerdat (SUI) in yet another of the most important Longines Ranking classes of the week. 

After winning the €25,600 Geolastic Trophy CSI 4* the previous day, this amazingly talented rider, steered the lovely 9-year-old mare  ‘Dynamix de Belheme’, to victory in this 1.45m jump off class.  ‘Dynamix de Belheme’ is by Snaike de Blondel, Dam Sire is the well known stallion, Cornet Obolensky. 

Max Kühner (AUT)

Steve was the last to go in a jump off of 12 riders and just managed to shave off a few fractions of a second to beat the leader at the time, Austrian rider Max Kühner (AUT).  In the end Steve and ‘Dynamix de Belheme’, stopped the clock in 40.61 seconds beating Max Kühner and his mare, ‘Vancouver Dreams’ into a well deserved second place with their time of 40.69 seconds. 

Lucas Porter (USA) & E. Clinton

Third was the American rider,  Lucas Porter (USA) with the gelding ‘E Clinton’ (by Clinton) and fourth was another Swiss rider, Thibaut Keller (SUI) with ‘Arley de Vayrie’.  In fifth it was lovely to see the Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur back here at the Tour with ‘Away Semilly’.

Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Dynamix de Belheme

Final Results – €26,200 Small Grand Prix CSI 4*

1) Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Dynamix de Belheme – 0 / 0 – 40.61

2) Max Kühner (AUT) & Vancouver Dreams – 0 / 0 – 40.69

3) Lucas Porter (USA) & E Clinton – 0 / 0 – 41.47

Source: Press Release from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour

Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Ahmed 44 Photography