Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) Prepares for World-Class Competition


 

Blainville, Quebec - The Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) is quickly approaching the kick-off date of July 7, 2010, for its two weeks of exciting hunter/jumper action. The city of Blainville is utilizing its team of full-time employees to make the Equestrian Park of Blainville a welcome home for more than 500 riders over the two weeks of competition. The first week of Jumping Blainville will get underway July 7-11, 2010, and the second week will continue July 14-18, 2010.

Over the next few weeks, buildings and fences will be repainted, rings will be dragged and levelled, and a sign will be installed welcoming riders, owners and their families to Blainville.  The mayor, Mr. François Cantin, has pledged to make his park one of the best facilities in the country for riders and their horses so that they will come back every year to participate in the horse show or enjoy a peaceful week riding through the woods. Riders can also drive a short 20 minutes to downtown Montreal to experience its excellent dining and shopping. The Equestrian Park of Blainville is one of the best in the country because of its permanent and semi permanent stalls, wash racks for horses, bathrooms and showers, short distances to barns and rings, and full service restaurant and camper parking.

To prepare for this year's event, the Equestrian Park of Blainville has sought advice from professionals like Robert Jolicoeur for the rings, and Eric Flameng to supervise the show ground employees when the first load of horses sets foot on site. Jumping Blainville wants everyone to feel like the guest of honour. They will offer volunteers to help the grooms and riders to unload their trunks and loads, as well as free coffee and cookies every morning, cold water at every in gate. A special welcome party will be held for all guests on Thursday, July, 8th as well as a goodbye party, sponsored by Omega Alpha, on Saturday July 17th.

Jumping Blainville believes that service is the main ingredient in keeping the horse show alive. Every year before the show, the City of Blainville hosts a special dinner with more than 1000 people from shops, boutiques, stores and commercial centers to advise in extending their hospitality for the equestrian visitors. More than 20,000 people attended last year's horse show with the help of the City of Blainville and sponsors like the Quebec Government, the Caisse Populaire Desjardins Laurentide sud and L'Envolée. This year's competition hopes to have even more spectators as Jumping Blainville rolls out the red carpet for all of those in attendance.

For more information about Jumping Blainvillle or to download a copy of the prize list please go to www.classiqueblainville.com.

What:
Jumping Blainville is a leading hunter/jumper competition held at the renowned Equestrian Park of Blainville, featuring $300,000 in total prizes. The first week of competition will be held July 7-11, 2010, and the second week will get underway July 14 and run through July 18, 2010.

Where:
The Equestrian Park of Blainville is located directly in the center of the city of Blainville, within a two-mile range from stores, restaurants and one of the sponsored hotels. It is also less than 20 minutes from Montreal International Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport with its shopping centers and major hotels. Built in 1988, it features a spacious grand prix ring, three high-quality sand rings, permanent and semi permanent stalls, to hold three seasons of Equestrian events of all sorts.

Highlights:
CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE (Jumping Blainville) - July 7-11, 2010

Friday, July 9 - Open Welcome Stake
Friday, July 9 - Jumper Pony
Saturday, July 10 - Pony Classic, Open Speed and Take your own line
Sunday, July 11 - Nations Cup (non-pro)
Sunday, July 11 - Grand Prix Jumping Quebec

CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE - (Jumping Blainville) July 14 - 18, 2010
Friday, July 16 - Open FEI Welcome Stake
Saturday, July 17 - Pony Classic and Jumping Pony
Saturday, July 17 - Speed Derby Desjardins and USET Medal Talent Search
Sunday, July 18 - Non pro Gambler's choice
Sunday, July 18 - World Cup Qualifier

Park Entry:
At 1025 chemin du Plan Bouchard, Blainville, the Equestrian park of Blainville is open to children 12 and under for free. The fee for adults is $8.
On Sunday July 18th, le concours d'Élégance Le Mirage, for the foundation of Andre Delambre, president Rene Angelil, under the theme of Beauty and the Beast, will be hosting a concours with 120 selected antic collection cars where one of them will be named the car of the year.  Entry fee $15 for both car and horse event.

Photo Credit: Jumping Blainville. Photo Courtesy of the Client.




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