It has become a habit. One that many consider to be the "God of Eventing" multi Olympic medalist Mark Todd (NZL), honors again Le Grand Complet of his presence. He was part of the New Zealand team bronze medalist at last year's London Olympics, alongside Jonelle Richards also back in Orne land.
Facing them, an audience of 60 couples at the start of CIC3 * Trophy of the Regional Council of Lower Normandy and 150 in the CIC1 * Trophy of the General Council of the Orne. In addition, there are 38 participants in the new international competition dedicated to the pony riders (under 16 years), for a total of 248 couples!
Heads of series (according to the HSBC FEI Rankings 31/07/2013)
[series / name / country / world ranking]
N°1 Mark Todd (NZL) 15th
N°2 Shane Rose (AUS) 23rd
N°3 Stefano Brecciaroli (ITA) 29th
N°4 Jessica Phoenix (CAN) 34th
N°5 Kai-Steffen Meier (GER) 35th
N°6 David Doel (GBR) 58th
N°7 Rebecca Howard (CAN) 75th
N°8 Jonelle Richards (NZL) 93rd
N°9 Arnaud Boiteau (FRA) 100th
N°10 Maxime Livio (FRA) 119th
Nations competing (in all the classes) : Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland & France.
Results will be published on www.legrandcomplet.com.
Wednesday 21 August
14h : Dressage CIC*
Thursday 22 August
9h : Dressage CIC* / Dressage CCIP*
Friday 23 August
8h30 : Show jumping test CIC* / Show jumping test CCIP* / Dressage CIC***
Saturday 24 August
9h : Show jumping test CIC***
14h : Cross country test CIC*
18h : prize giving ceremony CIC*
Sunday 25 August
9h : Cross country test CCIP*
12h : prize giving ceremony CCIP*
14h : Cross country test CIC***
17h : prize giving ceremony CIC***