Gothenburg, Sweden – February 23, 2023 – FEI action got underway on Thursday at the 2023 edition of the Gothenburg Horse Show CSI 5* and it was Switzerland who got the upperhand over Sweden on home soil. Pius Schwizer (SUI) and Ambrosio d’Alcy powered past world number one and national equestrian hero Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) in the SEK $300,000 Mips Prize CSI 5*.
Forty-four combinations entered the ring at Scandinavium Arena for the 1.45m speed challenge with the Swiss and the 13-year-old chestnut Selle Français gelding (Cabdula du Tillard x Calvaro F.C.) running away from the field in 51.75 seconds.
Von Eckermann settled for second place aboard Dzara Dorchival (Qlassic Bois Margot x Raphael), completing their performance in 53.53 seconds while Thibeau Spits (BEL) and Juragold Bormes (Contact van de Heffinck x Landino) completed the podium backed a penalty-free round in 54.55 seconds.
Final Results – SEK $300,000 Mips Prize CSI 5*
1) Pius Schwizer (SUI) & Ambrosio d’Alcy – 0 – 51.75
2) Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Dzara Dorchival – 0 – 53.53
3) Thibeau Spits (BEL) & Juragold Bormes – 0 – 54.55
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Photo: © Gothenburg Horse Show / Filip Jenå
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