The Jumping de La Baule becomes independent and goes green!
Discussions have been going on for several months, but now it's official: the Jumping International de La Baule will become independent in 2022 and will leave the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) circuit, just like Aachen, Spruce Meadows, and Rome. The organization boasts "a new course and new ambitions" to see an "even greater" event. But then, what will be new in the next edition? First, Rolex will become the timepiece partner of the competition but also the title partner of the Grand Prix, whose prize money will increase from 200,000 to 500,000 euros.
Although it will no longer be an official stop on the FEI Nations Cup circuit, the competition will continue to host a Nations Cup among the nine 5* events on the program, in addition to the CSI1* events. "The Jumping International de La Baule joins the club of legendary competitions that also offer a Nations Cup, such as the CHIO in Aachen (GER), the CSIO5* in Rome (ITA), and Knokke (BEL). Our ambition is to offer the best of high-level sport to the best international horse-and-rider combinations. The objective is to promote and enhance equestrian sport at the elite level and the expectations of our partners and the audience. We would like to thank the FFE for the trust it has placed in us for the past 28 years for the organization of this prestigious team event," explained Pierre de Brissac, President of the competition. The appointment is set from May 5 to 8!
With release. Featured photo: Sportfot.com