This week the Swiss Equestrian Federation had announced the show-jumping team for the EC in Gothenburg. Werner Muff and 9-year-old Daimler III were to be part of the team. Now Muff and the owners made the joint decision not to compete the horse at the European Championships. Their argument is that it was too early to present the horse at a championship. The KWPN gelding by Canturano will be given time to develop further and be in optimal condition for future championships.
Now Nadja Peter Steiner and Saura de Fondcombe will succeed them. The pair already showed its value in Aachen, Hickstead and Lummen where they had one clear round plus four or eight pealty points. The five pairs that will make the journey to Gothenburg will be:
Romain Duguet with Twentytwo des Biches
Paul Estermann with Lord Pepsi
Martin Fuchs with Clooney
Steve Guerdat with Bianca or Hannah III
Nadja Peter Steiner with Saura de Fondcombe