Swiss equestrian Werner Muff has had another impressive performance this year. The Swiss rider scored a huge victory at this month’s Speed &Handiness class in St. Gallen.
Riding the 10-year-old Oldenburger Cosby (Contendro I Landadel), the Swiss show jumping star has managed to beat a field of 16 horse and rider combinations, finishing his jump in just 85.03 seconds. The 1.50m Speed & Handiness class, which also counted for the Longines ranking, has been one of the most competitive equestrian events. It features some of the most competitive horse riders in the show jumping arena.
Britain’s William Whitaker and Fandango took the second place, while French rider Olivier Robert and Vivaldi des Meneaux finished third. Fourth place went to Swiss rider Edwin Smits and Dandiego, while Germany’s Hans-Dieter Dreher and Tiopepe des Champs took the fifth place.
About the Swiss show jumping star Werner Muff
Born in Sursee, Switzerland, Werner Muff is a Swiss equestrian and show jumping star. The Swiss rider currently ranks 131st on the FEI Rolex Ranking List. Muff made his first big win when he worked for Manfred Birchler. There he won his first Grand Prix win with horse BB Cardinale. He also received the opportunity to compete in the Nation's Prices.
After working at Thomas Fuchs's stable, Muff moved to Susanne Meier’s stable. There he began winning major show jumping events. These include the equestrian Swiss Cup finals in 2005, 2006, and 2010. In addition, Muff also received the Rookie of the Year award in 2006.
In 2012, Muff joined the Swiss Olympic team and competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Some of the horses Muff used include the Dutch Warmblood gelding Brave Heart ll, the Oldenburg mare Cadonna, the Holsteiner gelding Champ V, the Belgian Warmblood mare Donna XlX, the Selles Francais gelding Osiris du Goyen, the Rhinelander gelding Pollendr and the Dutch Warmblood mare Zwinulana.