The President’s message
La Baule & You
One word often comes back when fans, riders, owners, grooms, volunteers ans sponsors talk about the International Jumping of La Baule (CSIO 5*) : « Rendez-Vous ».
This 2018 edition is dedicated to you. You are more and more to be part of this world event, whose access, managed by a non profit organisation, is available for free.
Where do you come from ? 25 countries every year. How many are you ? 40 000 around the showground during for days and 15 millions following the competition on your screens.
What are the best words to use when talking about the International Jumping of La Baule ? « Happiness, pleasure, passion, dream, sport, refinement, elegance, atmosphere, sharing emotions, equestrian performance ».
Behind the scenes of this event, an international federation, the FEI ; a national federation, the FFE ; a city, La Baule ; a region, the Pays de la Loire, a department, the Loire-Atlantique ; a unique grass arena, focal point of the show, entirely renovated this year thanks to the support of the city hall of La Baule.
We are delighted to welcome the Secours Populaire Français who works towards the most destitute.
Sport is at the heart of your interest :
- Seven 5* classes counting for the Longines Rankings. La Baule has, out of all shows, the strongest point coefficient for the world ranking of the riders,
- The Longines Grand prix of the city of La Baule, meeting point for the best international riders who will compete individually from Friday onwards,
- The Derby of the Pays de la Loire region, open to horse and rider’s pairs who show heart and courage, will be held on Saturday,
- And of course the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping, the legendary team class of the CSIO 5*, will be held on Sunday, based on the Olympic format. This class gives La Baule a unique position among the magnificent French 5* shows.
After treading upon the long beach of La Baule, the horses often give the best they have. We wish them good luck for this 2018 edition.
We wish to thank the riders of the CSIO 5* and CSI 1*, owners, grooms, our enthusiastic public, of course our faithful institutional and private sponsors, as well as our permanent staff and volunteers who contribute to make this show a unique « Rendez-Vous » of horse riding.
President of the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping of France – La Baule
CSIO 5* & CSI 1*
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