The current World and Olympic Champions are in Normandy this weekend!
Normandy, France - The International Show Jumping of Caen offers to the Norman public an incredible range of top riders this weekend! 280 horses will compete in the two competitions organized by the same team than the CSI5* of Cannes (FRA): a CSI2* and a CSI3*, with respectively 60.000€ and 130.000€ of prize money. The current Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze (CAN), and the current World Champion Philippe Le Jeune (BEL) will be the main stars, ahead of a worldwide selection of riders from 24 countries.
4 classes count for the Rolex FEI World Ranking, 1 in the CSI2* (the Grand Prix on Sunday) and 3 in the CSI3* (one per day). The CSI2* will take place between 9:00am and 6:00pm, while the CSI3* will unfold in the evening from 7:00pm. To be qualified for the Grand Prix, whether in the CSI2* or in the CSI3*, riders have to rank among the 25 best ones of the two qualifiers scheduled on Friday and Saturday.
A lot of activities and animations will liven up the show. On Saturday, the public will be able to discover the world of horses and ponies, with baptisms on ponies and carriages, and demonstrations. On Saturday evening (between the two classes) and on Sunday afternoon (after the CSI3* Grand Prix), there will be demonstrations of WEG disciplines such as reining (with the French team), dressage (with Marc Boblet, FRA) and carriage driving.
The main classes in the CSI3* are:
- Friday 21/10: class n°2 Region of Basse Normandie Trophy (1,45m – 23.000€).
- Saturday 22/10: class n°4 GDE Grand Prix (1,50m – 23.000€).
- Sunday 23/10: class n°6 Grand Prix of Caen (1,55m – 50.000€).
Please find attached the full schedule with CSI2* and CSI3* and the list of the definitive entries.
Participating nations: Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Great-Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arabian Emirates, USA, Venezuela.
More info on www.jumpingcaen.com