Pius Schwizer

Pius Schwizer (born 13 August 1962) is a Swiss Olympic-level equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping.

Pius Schwizer
Pius Schwizer, Nobless, 2008 Summer Olympics Hong Kong.jpg
Personal information
Full namePius Schwizer
Nationality  Switzerland
DisciplineShow jumping
Born (1962-08-13) 13 August 1962 (age 57)
Oensingen, Switzerland
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight132 lb (60 kg; 9 st 6 lb)

He won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in team jumping following the disqualification of Norwegian rider Tony André Hansen.[1]

In 2012 he competed at his second Olympics.[2]

HorsesEdit

current:

  • Jamaica VIII (born 1997), Selle Français, Mare, Father: Socrate de Chivre, Mother's Father: Kapoc, Owner: Pius Schwizer
  • Ulysse (born 1997), Belgian Warmblood, Gelding, Father: Nonstop, Mother's Father: Jus de Pomme
  • Nobless M (born 1998), Holsteiner horse, Mare, Father: Calido I, Mother's Father: Landgraf I, Owner: Pius Schwizer
  • Carlina (born 2001), Holsteiner horse, Mare, Father: Carvallo, Mother's Father: Landgraf I
  • Calidus van het Asbornveld (born 2002), Belgian Warmblood, Gelding, Father: Kannan, Mother's Father: Feinschnitt I

former show horses:

  • Unique X CH (born 1996), Gelding, Father: Ulysse de Thurin, Mother's Father: Urymate de Sainte-Hermelle
  • Koby du Vartellier (born 1998), Selle Français, Gelding, Father: Espoir Breceen, Mother's Father: Hidalgo de Riou
  • Loving Dancer (born 1999), Holsteiner horse, Gelding, Father: La Zarras, Mother's Father: Calypso

SuccessesEdit

  • Olympic Games:
    • 2008: with Nobless M - Rank 3 (Team) + Rank 28. (Individual)
  • European Championships:
    • 2007, Mannheim: with Nobless M - Rank 4 (Team) + Rank 22 (Individual)
    • 2009, Windsor: with Ulysee - Rank 1 (Team) + Rank 35 (Individual)
  • World Cup Final:
    • 2012, ’s-Hertogenbosch: Rank 3 with Ulysse and Carlina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Associated Press (22 December 2008). "Norwegian stripped of Olympic equestrian bronze". USA Today. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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