Olivier de Coulon of Ecuries les Verdets has appointed Pius Schwizer as the new rider for his horses following the departure of Bryan Balsiger, who served seven years with the Swiss stable, and there are some notable names among them...
Bryan Balsiger announced the news a few days ago that, after years of good collaboration and many successes, he has chosen to take a different path in his career and is leaving the team of horses behind: "Today a page is turned. I chose to take another path on my side in the family stables in Corcelles."
"I thank the whole Ecuries les Verdets team and especially the De Coulon Family for these 7 years spent together. I will never forget those unforgettable moments that I had the chance to live. Thanks to you and the amazing horses that you entrusted to me."
Among the many successes in the past seven years, there is, of course, the individual gold at the European Championships for Young Riders of 2017 with Coulon's Clouzot de Lassus (by Ugano Sitte), but also the team gold in the recent Nations Cup competitions in Dublin and St. Gallen with Chelsea Z (by Chellano Alpha Z) and Dubai du Bois Pinchet (by Kashmir van Schuttershof) cannot be omitted from his resume.
Following this, the stable announced its new rider, and it is none other than Pius Schwizer. In the announcement, it reads: "With great pleasure, we announce that we are now collaborating with rider Pius Schwizer, who will take the reins of all our horses starting tomorrow. We hope that this choice will bring wonderful results for our country and our stable, and we look forward to this new partnership."
Schwizer now takes over from Balsiger and will have twelve horses under his saddle, including the two Nations Cup stars.
Source: Ecuries les Verdets, Bryan Balsiger