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Images | The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
CHI Geneva 2018

The best of the best met up to battle it out in Friday’s Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final at CHI Geneva, and as always there was fantastic sport. For the 18th edition, it was Steve Guerdat and Alamo that ended up taking the top honors in this prestigious competition. All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The competition consists of two rounds, and after the second round all the riders jump off their horses in the arena to go straight on to an interview. This snowman was the perfect hat holder during the interview time.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Sean Lynch couldn't have been happier with Tobago Z.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Second place went to Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann and Castello, that he borrowed from his student Evelina Tovek for this special class.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. One down in the second round pushed Team Smolders down the ranks, but as always you can count on a smile.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Henrik von Eckermann's Castello posing for the cameras.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. McLain Ward and Clinta did there best to beat Steve and Henrik, but they had to settle for the third place.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The fourth place went to the smallest horse in the starting field, Tobago Z ridden by Daniel Deusser.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Castello and Tia taking a moment during the prize giving.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Marcus Ehning jumped off Funky Fred to head over to the interview.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Martin Fuchs and Clooney ready to go - taking the 5th place in the end.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. In this class the grooms gets the attention they so well deserve!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A treat for Clooney after a second clear round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Short turns and full speed for McLain Ward and Clinta.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Niels Bruynseels and Gancia de Muze ended 6th after four faults in the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. And Peder Fredricson and H&M Christian K had to settle for 7th place after four faults in the first round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. It looked like Clinta tried to hide during the prize giving.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. But we got her to pose for the cameras outside of the fully seated arena.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The incredibly fast couple Niels and Gancia de Muze didn't quite make it all the way this weekend.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. H&M Christian K looking for another treat.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The world's highest ranked rider had to settle for rank eight in the Top 10 Final.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Marcus Ehning and Funky Fred had one pole down in both rounds and ended 9th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Ben Maher and Explosion W had a misunderstanding going in to this triple combination the first time around. The second time it went better, but Ben wisely decided not to start in the second round and ended 10th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Malin Henlöv and H&M Christian K.

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