La Baule CSIO confirmed to be held before spectators!
After being cancelled last year, Jumping International de La Baule has issued a press release confirming that its 60th edition will take place from June 10th to 13th on the mythical turf of François André’s stadium. The showjumping elite will then meet a little more than a month later in Loire-Atlantique to prepare before the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The event will still comply with rigorous health measures but will open its doors to 1,000 spectators per day. "On Friday, May 28 at 6pm, we will set up a free ticketing service on the event's website that will allow the public to reserve seats in the covered stand while still complying with social distancing", explained Pierre de Brissac, president of the competition. PCR tests carried out less than 72 hours before or vaccination certificates will be required for entry into the competition and masks will be mandatory. "It is our responsibility to offer this great moment of sport in a safe and hygienic environment for riders, owners, grooms, partners, staff and spectators," the president added in conclusion. Measures concerning access for the public were confirmed following the latest French announcement. However, the organizing committee hopes that by mid-June it will be able to welcome a larger number of spectators.
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