World of Showjumping
World of ShowjumpingWorld of Showjumping

Looking back at Longines CHI Classics Basel 2024

Thursday, 18 January 2024
CSI5*-W Longines CHI Classics Basel 2024

Last weekend, the 2024-edition of Longines CHI Classics Basel in Switzerland hosted the 10th leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023/2024 Western European League series – and the first of the year. While Belgium's Pieter Devos and the wonderful MoM's Toupie de La Roque took the win in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, the Swiss showed great form with home heroine Janika Sprunger and her 10-year-old Orelie taking the runner-up spot.

With this photo special, we take a look back at the action in Basel; a venue that next year will host the FEI World Cup™ Finals. 

All photos © Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping. 

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ Pieter Devos and MoM's Toupie de La Roque presented as winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ of Basel.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ The fantastic 17-year-old mare looking as fresh as ever!

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. The winner seemed to enjoy the attention...

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. World no. one Henrik von Eckermann was among the first to congratulate both Toupie...

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. well as Pieter Devos' long-time groom Simon Rousic for their World Cup win.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. For last year's World Cup-winners von Eckermann and King Edward it was not to be this time around; with a fence down in round one, they placed 10th.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. This time around, it was von Eckermann's wife Janika Sprunger's time to shine as she placed second in Sunday's World Cup with Tina Pol's talented 10-year-old mare Orelie – as best of the Swiss.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. All smiles from Janika Sprunger on home soil.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Orelie and her groom Charlotte Verger together with Melanie Mändli.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. The indoor season always includes late nights...

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. ...and when in Switzerland, chilly mornings.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Victoria Gulliksen and Papa Roach on a morning stroll.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Germany's Jana Wargers keeping warm.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Ireland's Denis Lynch walking the course at St Jakobshalle.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Always in a good mood; France's Roger Yves Bost.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. FEI Jumping Director Todd Hinde was also present in Basel.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Germany's Hans-Dieter Dreher had his own fan club in Basel.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. And with Cous Cous 3, Dreher won Thursday's Prize of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois Basel.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. New pair out: Sweden's Peder Fredricson made his first international appearance with Alcapone des Carmille, Angelie von Essen's former ride.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. On Friday evening, Dominique Mégret – Chairman of the Jumping Owners Club – presented the Longines Owner of the Year award.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. And it was once again Georg Kähny – the owner of Henrik von Eckermann's top horses King Edward and Iliana – who was awarded as the 2023 Longines Owner of the Year.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. On Friday night, former Swiss Chef d'Equipe and current CEO of Swiss Equestrian Michel Sorg got a surprise...

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. he, along with Steve Guerdat and Sabina Cartossi, was awarded with the Swiss Equestrian Golden Badges of Honour.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Switzerland's national treasure Steve Guerdat.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Sabina Cartossi, the owner of Steve Guerdat's Dynamix de Bélhème and Venard de Cerisy.

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. A very happy Swiss team in Basel!

Photo © Nanna Nieminen/WoSJ. Bye Basel; we can't wait to be back for the 2025 FEI World Cup Finals!

This photo has been added to your cart !

Your shopping cart »
This website is using cookies for statistics, site optimization and retargeting purposes. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. Read more here.