Ask any international show jumper, and they’ll tell you that Beat Mändli has long been one of the most well-respected and admired riders on the circuit. But individual glory has escaped the Swiss rider. Until now.
On April 19-22, in Las Vegas, Nev., Mändli and Ideo du Thot emerged victorious and finally claimed the international spotlight Mändli has deserved for so many years.
“Beat Mändli’s been a great rider for a long time, and very close to some big championships. He’s a great winner,” said McLain Ward, who finished as the top U.S. rider, tied for eighth.