20.11.2018 – The list of the participants of the anniversary CSI from January 10 to 13, 2019 is not yet complete. Nevertheless, some of the top riders have already confirmed their participation. These include European Champion Peder Fredricson from Sweden, Marcus Ehning - currently fourth in the Longines Ranking - and Hans-Dieter Dreher from Germany, as well as Kevin Staut from France, Edwina Tops-Alexander from Australia or Denis Lynch from Ireland. Athina Onassis from Greece and Niels Bruynseels from Belgium, who won the 2017 Longines Grand Prix in Basel, will also be there. The provisional Swiss contingent - which may still change - will be led by world number two Steve Guerdat and by Martin Fuchs. In addition, Paul Estermann, Pius Schwizer, Janika Sprunger, Swiss Champion Bryan Balsiger, Arthur Da Silva, Walter Gabathuler, Jane Richard-Philips and Flaminia Straumann are expected to compete.
Start of the new Worldcup season
15.10.2018 – The LONGINES CSI5*-W BASEL has moved up into the circle of worldcup events in this season. The 2018/2019 season recently started with the event in the Norwegian capital Oslo. The 27-year-old Swede Douglas Lindelöw in the saddle of the 13-year-old Swedish gelding Zacramento won the Worldcup competition. He relegated the Frenchman Kevin Staut with Silver Deux de Virton and the Australian Edwina Tops-Alexander with California to the other podium places. Steve Guerdat finished 15th as the best Swiss. The other stations are: Helsinki (FIN) from 17 to 21 October; Verona (ITA) from 25 to 28 October; Lyon (FRA) from 31 October to 4 November; Stuttgart (GER) from 14 to 18 November; Madrid (ESP) from 22 to 25 November; La Coruña (ESP) from 7 to 9 December; London (GBR) from 17 to 23 December. December; Mechelen (BEL) from 26 to 30 December; Basel from 10 to 13 January 2019; Leipzig (GER) from 17 to 20 January; Amsterdam (NED) from 24 to 27 November; Bordeaux (FRA) from 7 to 10 February and the final in Gothenburg (SWE) from 4 to 7 April 2019.
Double victory for Switzerland in the Grand Prix Basel
14.1.2018 – The Swiss show jumpers excelled themselves in the Longines Grand Prix in Basel. Martin Fuchs aboard Clooney and Werner Muff with Daimler made the double victory true in the main class with a price winning money of 330’000 Swiss Francs. The ban laying on them in the Grand Prix is gone – and this against strong competitors. In the ninth event it came true for the Swiss riders. Never bevor they managed to win the Grand Prix in Basel und this year they finished as first and second. 15 were in the winning round, but Fuchs and Muff put the French Simon Delestre with Chesall on place three. Martin Fuchs earned 100’000 Swiss France and Werner Muff, who had already won the Championat from Basel on Friday, got 75’000 Swiss Francs. Both riders will be representing Switzerland next weekend at the World Cup tournament Leipzig. Also in the rankings where three other Swiss riders: Alain Jufer with Casall (8th), Niklaus Rutschi with Cardano (9th) and Pius Schwizer with About A Dream (13th). The Swiss where – compared to the CSI Geneva – the outstanding nation.