The stakes were high for Philipp Weishaupt in the Rolex Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland. After his victory in Spruce Meadows in September he could double at least the profits today receiving an extra bonus after a victory. Unfortunate for the German show jumper he didn’t succeed in his goal. Gregory Wathelet, the Grand Prix winner of Aachen, came close but eventually it was Kent Ferrinton who jumped to the win.
Farrington speeded to victory aboard his 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood-mare, Gazelle (by Kashmir van Schuttershof). The world number one show jumping rider stopped the clock in 44.96 seconds.
A total of five combinations qualified for the jump-off of the 1.60m Grand Prix class. Farrington stayed ahead of Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann with the Montendro-daughter, Mary Lou 194, while Gregory Wathelet and the 11-year-old Cornet Obolensky-daughter, Coree completed the stage.
The number one show jumper of the CHI in Geneva, Harrie Smolders placed just outside the stage aboard the 13-year-old Diamant de Semilly-son, Don VHP Z. Cian O’Connor completed the top five with Fibonacci 17 (by For Feeling).