The European Championship Gold Team, the Olympic Champion and the World Elite
Once again Basel welcomes the world’s best show jumpers. As it looks, next year’s field of participants will even be somewhat better equipped than before. The four European Championship gold medallists, Bryan Balsiger, Elian Baumann, Martin Fuchs and Steve Guerdat, will lead the strong delegation of Swiss riders. They will meet extremely strong competitors. According to OC President Andy Kistler, it is possible that all ten of the best European show jumpers in the Longines rankings will accept the invitation. The world number 1 Peder Fredricson (SWE), the world number 2 Daniel Deusser (GER), the world number 3 Henrik von Eckermann (SWE), the world number 4 Martin Fuchs (SUI), the world number 5 Scott Brash (GBR) and the two world numbers 8, Steve Guerdat and the Olympic champion Ben Maher, have already accepted. Maher even plans to bring his gold horse Explosion to Basel.