Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward: Winners of the 21st Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final

This was a win missing in the CV of the extraordinary partnership formed by Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward who did not disappoint in Geneva winning the most coveted prize. “Many of my dreams have come true with King Edward, and the Top 10 was one of them - said Henrik – All these horses deserved to be on the podium and I am greatly honoured to be riding King Edward, a horse that deserves to be listed among the best in the world.”. For the past 21 years the ten best riders in the world form the start list for this prestigious competition, and yet this year’s edition was even more unpredictable when attempting to pick the winner. Precision and speed are the two fundamental parameters and this evening in Geneva the horse and riders competing were all equipped to win! There was a star-studded start list for the class in Geneva this evening.

Welcomed by a very warm and welcoming audience, the ten top horse and rider combinations battled to the very last fence. Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward were unbeatable, finishing their second round in 48.42 seconds, although Simon Delestre and his exceptional Cayman Jolly Jumper came very close after crossing the finishing line in 49.35 seconds in round two. Third place went to Peder Fredricson riding Catch me Not S, finishing a clear second round but with one time fault in the first.   

Special thanks to Rolex, to Alban Poudret and the Organizing Committee, Corinne Druey and the Press Office, all the CHI de Geneve staff, all the riders and their teams, but above all THANK YOU TO ALL THE HORSES!

Full results here