The Swiss Team of Clarissa Crotta, Puis Schwizer, Daniel Etter and Steve Guerdat won the European champs from Italy and Germany.
Pictured is the winning Swiss Team
30 year old Kevin Staut riding his grandfathers Kraque Boom Bois Margot is the new champion of Europe. Carsten Otto nagel was second for Germany and Albert Zoer third.
The first round produced 12 clears and left Holland's Albert Zoer on Oki Doki with a slender lead. One fence covered the top five places. Bob Ellis' course had caused trouble all round and so did the second course with no one fence standing out as the bogey. Britsh hopes though were dashed when Ben Maher and Robin Hood W hit the third and then the middler of the combination. Italy's double clear hero, Natale Chiaudani, also got into trouble here with the last two parts hitting the floor. Time was a factor in the second phase and Daniel Etter of Switzerland was the first to go completely clear followed by Rolf Goran Bengsston whose Ninja la silla looked much more like his Olympic silver winning self than in earlier rounds. Pressure was put on the top three when Cameron Hanley and S.I.E. Livello scored only one time penalty but germany's Carsten Otto Nagel and Corradina did not crack and went completely clear. But there were no signs of nerves visible when Staut too went clear and as Albert Zoer hit the first fence the title went to France.
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