Swiss champion and Grand Prix winner!
Bryan Balsiger is just 25 years previous, however he’s already celebrating his third nationwide title within the elite. After his coronations in 2018 with “Clouzot de Lassus”, and in 2020 with “Ak’S Braveness”, the rider from Neuchâtel is titled this time with “Chelsea Z”, his 9-year-old gelding!
In Ticino, Bryan Balsiger signed two clear rounds, this Sunday, September 11, in the course of the nationwide last. If he began in fourth place earlier than the final two rounds, the rider from Cudret sur Corcelles made the distinction on these final two programs, together with obstacles at 160 cm.
Nevertheless, with 1.38 factors, the Neuchâtelois precedes Romain Duguet by nothing on “Bel Canto de Boguin” (0/1.56 factors). Barbara Schnieper on “Judy KM” completed in third place, whereas she was main earlier than the ultimate spherical, earlier than making an error.
Two extra successes
Beforehand, throughout this competitors in Ascona, Bryan Balsiger had already gained a category together with obstacles at 145 cm on his different mount, “Don Juan”.
The icing on the cake, this Sunday, September 11 within the afternoon, he additionally gained the 4-star Grand Prix of the Ticino competitors (155 cm obstacles), on “Dubaï du Bois Pinchet”.
With this mare, he as soon as once more achieved two clear rounds on the preliminary run and on the jump-off. With a time of 45”22 within the jump-off, this pair narrowly precedes that fashioned by the Italian Francesco Correddu on “Necofix” (0/45”85).
The Neuchâtelois is the seventh Swiss rider to place his title on the checklist of winners of this Grand Prix endowed with 100,000 euros.
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