Geneva Hosts Rolex Grand Prix and The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping now moves indoors to the CHI Geneva on 11-14 December, where the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final will also take place. Returning to Geneva in 2014 on Friday 12 December, the Top 10 Final was previously held in Stockholm in 2013. Similar to tennis, where Rolex proudly supports the ATP World Tennis Finals with the top eight players from around the world, the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is also seen as the climax to the international show jumping year, with the worldʼs best riders, based on their position in the World Rankings, competing against each other for the title of supreme champion.
Voted Best Indoor Competition by leading equestrian publication, LʼAnnee Hippique, on no fewer than six occasions, CHI Geneva is one of the three ʻMajorsʼ which make up the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Canadian legend Ian Millar, who is the new live contender for the Grand Slam title after winning at the Spruce Meadows ʻMastersʼ in September, is expected to travel across the Atlantic to try and win the next Major of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Last year, the crowd went wild at the Palexpo Arena, when Switzerlandʼs Steve Guerdat won the Rolex Grand Prix with his Olympic Gold medal winning horse, Nino des Buissonnets. Each time he entered the arena, the Swiss crowd greeted the Rolex Testimonee with wave after wave of cheers.
“I first competed in Geneva when I was 16 years old,” said the London 2012 Gold Medallist. “It felt like a dream come true. Every rider, every groom, all the horses and the fans see Geneva as the best indoor show of the year.”
The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final competitors will be announced in November.