World class equestrian event: GEZE sponsors the 2018 German Masters

The international equestrian elite met in Stuttgart this weekend. In the 34th German Masters tournament, Steve Guerdat won the highly prestigious 'GEZE GmbH Prize'. The jumping competition, traditionally sponsored by GEZE, again took place on the Saturday of the tournament.

'Winner's coat' for a global star

Winning horse Venard de Cerisy

German Masters 2018, winning horse Venard de Cerisy made it really exciting. © GEZE GmbH

Two great talents, Steve Guerdat in the saddle of Venard de Cerisy, won the challenging Category 5 jumping competition with two rounds. The Swiss rider is an Olympic champion, is at the top of the World Cup ranking, and is currently Number 2 in the international ranking. He beat the equally speedy German, Christian Kukuk and his horse Lacasino with a rapid round in the jump-off. The Belgian Jos Verlooy came in third place on Oaks Redwood. We at GEZE extend our heartfelt congratulations!

All three pairs of horses and riders mastered the showjumping course without any mistakes. The favourites were separated by only a few hundredths of a second. The times were incredibly close together:

  • 1st place: Steve Guerdat with 38.08 seconds
  • 2nd place: Christian Kukuk with 38.94 seconds
  • 3rd place: Jos Verlooy with 39.35 seconds

43 pairs of horses and riders saddled up for the GEZE competition, with 12 making it through to the final winning round. 

A split-second decision

Congratulations to the world class pair

Winning horse Venard de Cerisy - protected and decorated after all his efforts in the winner's coat in GEZE colours. Sandra Alber congratulates Steve Guerdat on the 'GEZE GmbH Prize'. © GEZE GmbH

Inspiring talent and connection

As you can see, a rider doesn't just need a talented horse in top form – there’s also a tiny bit of luck involved. Spectators were treated to an exciting contest and were able to witness the special relationship between horses and riders up close; this unique connection, resulting in impressive performance, is built on passion, courage, determination, trust and communication.

Strong connections with GEZE

Equestrian sports at the highest level. Photo: GEZE GmbH

Exciting: hundredths of a second separated the favorites. © GEZE GmbH

For us, connection is also the key to success. We connect all the agencies involved in the development of a building or project into one efficient network, throughout the lifecycle of a building - and that's not all. Our professional skill, potential for new developments and expertise in a wide variety of industries involving doors and windows lead to outstanding results for our customers.

Visible commitment in equestrianism

In the stands, on TV, or in online media: who was not aware of this before, could see our commitment and relation to equestrianism in the design of the Schleyer Hall. Spectators also had the opportunity to experience an entirely new kind of convenience for doors, with the new, multi award-winning GEZE ActiveStop door damper.    

Discover more about the GEZE ActiveStop