Just after the Olympic Games the world’s best show jumpers meet at the Longines CSI St. Moritz from August 24th to 28th 2016, the first five star event in the Engadin. Due to the successful premiere with four stars the Longines CSI St. Moritz is already in the top class of the five star tournaments one year later. As in 2015 there are additional classes on a two star level. New in the program is a tour for amateur riders.

Longines CSI St. Moritz from August 24th to 28th 2016: the participants, with many Olympic riders, will be:

the complete Olympic team with Romain Duguet, Martin Fuchs, Steve Guerdat, Janika Sprunger and reserve rider Paul Estermann are coming to the Engadin. Further Swiss participants are amongst others Pius Schwizer, who is in St. Moritz for the first time, as well as Jane Richard Philips and Niklaus Rutschi, who finished 2nd in the Longines Grand Prix St. Moritz in 2015.

From countries, that were not qualified for the Olympic Games, good riders have signed in. Such as Bertram Allen (world no. 13) and Denis Lynch (world no. 21), the best Irishmen. The three Italians with the best rankings: Emanuele Gaudiano (world no. 23) and individual rider in Rio, Piergiorgio Bucci (world no. 32) and Lorenzo De Luca (world no. 35) are in the delegation of our south neighbour country. And with Max Kühner the first Austrian in the Longines world ranking list (world no. 61) is participating.

Pieter Devos, Niels Bruynseels and Gudrun Patteet from Belgium as well as Marc Houtzager, Gert Jan Bruggink und Wout-Jan van der Schans from the Netherlands also Anna-Julia Kontio from Finland, Kamal Abdullah Bahamdan from the United Arab Emirates, Hans-Dieter Dreher from Germany, Jerome Hurel from France and Lauren Hough from the United States belong to the further 150 best ranked riders of the world and have assured themselves their place in the field of entrants.

For England there will be Scott Brash, with his horses Hello Guv‘nor, Hello M’Lady and Ursula XII, all owned by Lord and Lady Harris as well as Lord and Lady Kirkham, he is for sure one of the favourites for the victory in the Longines Grand Prix of St. Moritz. With a price winning money of 250’000 Swiss Francs this is the sportive highlight of the tournament on Sunday afternoon.