“Fine Lady 5 is an amazing horse, to win the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, I could not ask for any more.”
CHI Geneva will now look ahead to Sunday where it will see the retirement of Rolex Testimonee Steve Guerdat’s wonder horse, Nino des Buissonnets, in an emotional farewell after the Rolex Grand Prix, part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Guerdat obtained third spot tonight in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, with a superb performance riding Corbinian.
THE HISTORY OF THE ROLEX IJRC TOP 10 FINAL
In 2001 the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) created the first Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final. The concept was initially conceived in the late 1990’s with the idea to improve the formula of the ranking list and celebrate the success and talents of the finest show jumpers in the world. The competition meant that the Top 10 highest ranked riders in the world for that year were invited to go head-to-head. An idea similar to the ATP World Finals in tennis, which is also supported by Rolex, the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is the only competition which is run by the competitors, through the IJRC. The competition has been won by several of the greatest names in the sport including Rolex Testimonees Rodrigo Pessoa, Steve Guerdat, Scott Brash, Kent Farrington and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. Eric Lamaze now joins this group of legendary names engraved on the exclusive winner’s trophy.
FINAL RESULTS OF THE ROLEX IJRC TOP 10 FINAL
1. Eric Lamaze (CAN) riding Fine Lady 5
2. Christian Ahlmann (GER) riding Taloubet Z
3. Steve Guerdat (SUI) riding Corbinian
4. Kevin Staut (FRA) riding Reveur de Hurtebise HDC
5. Penelope Leprevost (FRA) riding Vagabond de la Pomme
6. Scott Brash (GBR) riding Hello M’Lady
7. Marcus Ehning (GER) riding Pret A Tout
8. Kent Farrington (USA) riding Creedance
9. Daniel Deusser (GER) riding First Class van Eeckelghem
10. Simon Delestre (FRA) riding Chadino