European Championships come too early for Giovanni

5 August - After the CSIO Hickstead Pius Schwizer has decided not to consider a participation with Giovanni van het Scheefkasteel at the European Championships in Aachen: „Even though the stallion went very well today in the Grand Prix – this was the most difficult course he has ever jumped so far –, the EC just come too early for the nine year old horse. Giovanni is an exceptional top crack, and I don’t want to overstrain him.“ Now it is all about staying calm and building up well the future prospects.