Dressage Makes its Big Return to Geneva

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Wednesday 07 December - 15h06 | Johanna Zilberstein

Dressage Makes its Big Return to Geneva

Dressage is returning to the CHI of Geneva at its 56th edition this weekend. After having welcomed the discipline as a demonstration sport last year, the Swiss competition — which was first held 90 years ago — will present a CDI 4* to the public, a stage of the prestigious World Dressage Masters circuit.

What’s At Stake

With the World Dressage Masters, the Geneva event will feature three dressage competitions: a Grand Prix, a qualifier for all the competitors, a Special Grand Prix and a Freestyle to Music.
The World Dressage Masters brings together five competitions throughout the year, both inside and outside. As 4*s, the competitions will guarantee a great show for the public and a high level of pairs. 

Not to Be Missed

Thirteen riders will be in competition in Switzerland this weekend. The bronze medalist at the last European Championships, Spanish rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, will take to the course with  Sir Radjah. Also present will be a veteran of Swiss competitions, Ferrer-Salat’s compatriot Morgan Barbançon-Mestre with Girasol 7. She was in Geneva last year at the goodbye celebrations for Painted Black.

Germany can count on two elite representatives:  World No.1 Isabell Werth, with Emilio, and Ulla Salzgeber, on Sir Simon. Representing Switzerland on home ground will be Antonella Joannou, on Dandy de la Roche CMF CH, Marcela Krinke-Susmelj, on Smeyers Molberg, Philine von Bremen on Artemis and Alexandra Zurbrügg, on Get Time.

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