Swiss Equestrian Federation Announces Team for 2022 FEI World Championships in Herning

Geneva, Switzerland – July 20, 2022 – The Jumping Selection Committee and the Swiss Equestrian Federation (SVPS) have annnounced the Swiss showjumping team for the upcoming 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships, from the 6th to the 14th of August, in Herning, Denmark.

The following combinations have been selected to represent Switzerland at the upcoming World Championships:

  • Martin Fuchs (SUI) & Leone Jei, owner: Adolfo Juri
  • Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Venard de Cerisy, owner: C.H.C. Horses SA
  • Edouard Schmitz (SUI) & Quno, owner: Florence Schmitz
  • Pius Schwizer (SUI) & Vancouver de Lanlore, owner: François Vorpe

As a reserve pair was selected:

Elin Ott (SUI) & Nanu II, owner: Andreas Ott

The Swiss team is a mixture of experience and youth. With Edouard Schmitz, a rider who is only 23 years old is celebrating his championship debut among the elite, Pius Schwizer is back after an 8-year absence from international title fights. Martin Fuchs and Steve Guerdat, two individual medalists from the last World Championships in Tryon (USA) in 2018 are on the list. They are supported by the reserve pair Elin Ott with Nanu II, who is also only 23 years old and can thus gain her first experience at an elite championship after having already been successful with youngsters.

Chef d’Equipe Michel Sorg is looking forward to Denmark: “The World Championships in Herning are of course the most important event in the 2022 season. We have had some great successes in recent months, including winning the Nations Cup at the CSIO St. Gallen. We hope, of course, that we can maintain this good momentum. We look forward to taking this high-performing team with us to Denmark, which has excellent team spirit. Our ultimate goal will be to get a team quota place for the 2024 Paris Olympics. That means a placement in the top five nations, with France not counting as the host country of the Olympic Games and as a participant is already seeded. “

In addition to the head of the team, Thomas Fuchs as a coach and Marc Oertly as a veterinarian will look after the Swiss team on site.

Source: Press Release from SVPS – Swiss Equestrian Federation

Photo: © FEI / Martin Dokoupil