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Images | The Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva 2018

Thursday, 13 December 2018
CHI Geneva 2018

As always, the Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva was one of the highlights of the year. Home hero Steve Guerdat gave his everything with Bianca, and was just fractions away from the win that went to Marcus Ehning. We look back at Sunday's competition. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. 

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The arena decoration in Geneva always gives a proper Christmas feeling.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. After a misunderstanding in the Top 10 Final, Ben Maher came back strong in the Rolex Grand Prix with Explosion W and ended 7th in the class after four faults in the jump-off.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Bertram Allen competed with his new ride Harley v Bisschop and as the fastest four-faulter in the first round he ended 12th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Christian Ahlmann and Henrik von Eckermann seemed to play the angry-game during the course walk.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Darragh Kenny's beautiful Balou du Reventon.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A sign of relief after a clear round from the world no. one Harrie Smolders.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Nicolas Demotte and Ilex V delivered a fantastic clear in the first round, and in the end they took the 11th place after having one down in the jump-off.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Last year's winner Kent Farrington was very happy after the first round, but one down in the second round stopped him from repeating the victory.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Chilli Willi in action.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Rodrigo Pessoa and Steve Guerdat going through the course.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. This 17-year-old super star did her very last show. Scott Brash's Ursula XII was retired after the class.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. You could definitely hear when Steve and other Swiss rider entered the ring.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Spencer Smith had five faults in the first round, but made sure to thank Theodore Manciais after.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. H&M All In is back in top form and jumped great throughout the weekend in Geneva.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Full speed from Steve Guerdat and Bianca that flew into a second place.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Pieter Devos and Espoir ended 4th after some great jumping.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Oh, that is the right spot! H&M Chilli Willi didn't mind waiting for the prize giving.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Darragh Kenny and Balou du Reventon gave their all and it was good enough for a third place.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The winner from Spruce Meadows - Sameh El Dahan - was the Rolex Grand Slam Live Contender but it was not to be. First, Sameh wasn't qualified for the Grand Prix, but got in at the last minute when Billy Twomey decided not to jump. Then, a few poles fell and Sameh opted to retire.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. We will miss you Ursula XII! Enjoy your retirement.

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