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The Geneva’s Palexpo celebrated Steve Guerdat’s third victory in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in great style this evening.

On his 11th participation in the prestigious event, riding Venard de Cerisy (Selle Français 2009), the reigning European champion bewitched the Geneva audience. Guerdat climbed for the third time on the highest step of the Top 10, which he had already gained in 2010 and 2018.
«It has been a wonderful victory as all those I scored here in Geneva in front of my friends, my family and the fantastic Palexpo crowd that always supports me» said Guerdat. «Starters in the class were very challenging and all 10 of us could aspire to the podium» he added. 
Guerdat was the only rider to finish the two courses with no mistakes.

The 2023 Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final podium was completed by Henrik von Eckermann second with King Edward (0/4 48.52) and Kent Farrington third with Greya (4/0 54.80).

In the first course, three clear rounds set the pace. They were scored by Sweetnam with James Kann Cruz, the first pair in the arena, Steve Guerdat and Henrik von Eckermann. Epaillard and Farrington closed the first round with one fault each, Maher, Fuchs and Delestre with two, Smolders and Kühner with three faults. There were seven clear rounds on the second course, where the pairs engaged in a challenge against the clock, keeping the suspense high until the very end of the competition.

Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2023:

1 Steve Guerdat/Venard de Cerisy 0/0 48.13

2 Henrik von Eckermann/King Edward 0/4 48.52

3 Kent Farrington/Greya 4/0 54.80

4 Simon Delestre/Dexter Fontenis Z 8/0 48.06

5 Martin Fuchs/Conner Jei 8/0 49.25

6 Shane Sweetnam/James Kann Cruz 0/8 49.37

7 Ben Maher/Faltic Hb 8/0 52.64

8 Julien Epaillard/Dubai du Cedre 4/8 48.56

9 Harrie Smolders/Monaco N.O.P. 12/0 53.37

10 Max Kühner/Eic Uo Too Jacco Blue 12/0 55.85

IJRC Press release