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25 October 2022


Von Eckermann, Fuchs and Epaillard in the Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International ring

It is fair to say that he has done well in the Longines FEI World Cup, the oldest (and the greatest) international indoor circuit, especially in the Lyon leg, which he has won three times in a row: Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs, currently World Number 2, the winner of the most recent Final of this Longines FEI World Cup, will come up against some formidable competition at Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International.  The Swiss rider and the European team gold medallist, will come face to face with a number of the discipline’s stars, determined to add their name to the list of winners in Lyon, and thus gain precious points for the final of the circuit, which will take place in the United States. 

Henrik Von Eckermann, the current World Number one, the Olympic team gold medallist, and the winner of two gold medals at the World Championships, individually and with the Swedish team, will undoubtedly be one of the favourites, as will be France’s Julien Epaillard, who has recently gone into the 3rd place! The public will have the choice among the other stars of this Lyon World Cup leg, between Great Britain’s Ben Maher, number 6 in the Longines Rankings and the reigning Olympic champion, Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, World number 7, the Dutch rider Maikel van der Vleuten, World Number 8, France’s Kevin Staut, the former World number one and currently in tenth position, Great Britain’s Harry Charles, World number eleven, and the third French rider in the Top 12, Lorraine’s Simon Delestre. Other legendary riders, such as Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, the 2012 Olympic champion and the former World number one, Great Britain's Scott Brash, and Germany’s Daniel Deusser, the winner of the 2014 Longines FEI World Cup Final in this same ring, promise some very high-quality entertainment.

As for France, their young riders will be in the spotlight

In addition to the three French riders in the current World Top 12, France will be sending a solid delegation to Lyon, made up of the historical pillars of French jumping and young hopefuls with a promising future. Alongside 2016 Olympic team gold medallists Pénélope Leprevost, Kevin Staut, Roger-Yves Bost and Philippe Rozier, young Mégane Moissonnier, a ‘Team Equita’ rider, and Jeanne Sadran, who both made their first steps this year in the senior French team, will be keen to continue to make their mark among the world's show jumping elite. Olivier Perreau, from Loire, another ‘Team Equita’ rider, and a partner of the GL events Group, along with Mégane Moissonnier, Sadri Fegaier and Julien Gonin, will be representing the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which is very much to the fore of this Longines FEI World Cup leg in Lyon. So who will succeed Martin Fuchs? All will be revealed in a few days, in Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International’s prestigious ring!

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