Steve Guerdat (SUI)

Olympic champion at the London 2012 Olympics, team bronze at Beijing in 2008, individual bronze at the 2018 Tryon WEG and three times winner of the FEI World Cup Final, he has already won the Top Ten in 2010 and 2018.

He is competing for the 10th time in the Top Ten.

What does the Rolex IJRC TOP 10 Final mean to you?

The Top 10 means a lot to me. It’s one of the nicest, most exciting classes of the year. I am always very grateful to be able to be part of that competition and am really looking forward to it.

Which horse will you be riding?

I will be riding Victorio Des Frotards. He is a horse that has been very successful at 5* level over the last two years and I think I have a good chance if I can jump clear in the first round and be fast in the second. So, I am really looking forward to it.

You have won the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final twice in front of your home crowd. Which was the best moment of all, the greatest thrill? 

I have many good memories about the Top 10. Some of course linked to when I won it twice, but also to the many occasions on which I competed in it and did well. Sometimes the results were not so good, and sometimes I wasn’t able to ride or didn’t qualify for this Final, but as I said, it is one of the most exciting classes there is and it shows off our sport at its greatest and I love to watch it. I love being part of it even more, but what makes this final so special is that every time you are able to watch or compete in that class, it is the best our sport has to offer.


Image: Steve Guerdat with Alamo  ©Kit Houghton