Guerdat made it a splendid win on Sunday at the fifth world cup in Stuttgart. After the competition Guerdat states: “You have to really believe you have a chance, especially when you are going at the end of a jump-off. I’ve been five times second in the Grand Prix here in Stuttgart and I really wanted to win it one day.”
“I would have preferred to have one down in the fastest time than not to be fast enough today, so I really went for it!” Guerdat said.
Guerdat is delighted with his 10-year-old mare. “Hannah has been amazing all season. She never jumped indoors before we went to the first World Cup leg in Oslo last month and she wasn’t perfect there, but she was much better in the next round at Helsinki, and here in the big Stuttgart arena it’s more like jumping outdoors so she was very happy with that”, he explained.
“She feels like she really loves her job – as soon as she sees a fence she really wants to jump it and it’s lovely to compete with a horse that loves so much what they do. I think she has fantastic times ahead!” said the man who now tops the Western European League table and who, with 43 points, is already qualified for the Longines 2018 Final in Paris next April.