CSI 5*

Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli “on Fire” at the Longines CHI Classics – Basel CSI 5*-W

Basel, Switzerland – January 12, 2023 – Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli (SWE) and Fire Loops 2 M got off to a great start on Thursday at the 2023 edition of the Longines CHI Classics, claiming the win in the CHF $15,800 Gönnerclub Pferdesport Basel CSI 5*-W.

The Swede and the 12-year-old bay gelding (Florencio x Qredo de Paulstra) were on fire in the 1.40m speed challenge, completing it in flawless fashion while being timed in 54.17 seconds.

A young star on the rise, Philipp Schulze Topphoff (GER) was almost a full second slower with Carla (Comme Il Faut / Potsdam NRW), securing second place in 55.14 seconds.

Before going on to win the  CHF $30,300 Bemer Prize CSI 5*-W, Victor Bettendorf (LUX) guided Simolo de La Roque (Spartacus TN x Casall) towards the final spot on the podium of the class against the clock, registering no penalties in 55.25 seconds.

Final Results – CHF $15,800 Prize of Gönnerclub Pferdesport Basel CSI 5*-W

1) Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli (SWE) & Fire Loops 2 M – 0 – 54.17

2) Philipp Schulze Topphoff (GER) & Carla – 0 – 55.14

3) Victor Bettendorf (LUX) & Simolo de La Roque – 0 – 55.25

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Photos: © Longines CHI Classics / Fotografie Stuppia by Katja Stuppia