The President’s message
LONGINES FEI JUMPING NATIONS CUP™ of FRANCE, has achieved with success the requirements of the highest levels of competition.
Thanks to support of Serge Lecomte, President of French Equestrian Federation (FFE), and Ingmar De Vos, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the François André stadium prepares itself to live more incredible moments of equestrian sports.
At the heart of our permanent facilities, we are getting ready to receive 38 000 people who come to admire the world’s best horses and riders who have entered the Grand Prix Longines of La Baule, the Derby Pays de la Loire region, the LONGINES FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France, and support the experienced amateurs riders in the CSI 1* competition.
Over 14 million viewers as well as the online community will be able to follow this edition of Jumping International of La Baule, 1st leg of Europe Division 1 of the LONGINES FEI Nations Cup series and 2nd leg of the FFE French Tour.
I would like to thank Yves Métaireau, Mayor of La Baule-Escoublac and his team, Christelle Morançais, President of the regional council of the Pays de la Loire, and Philippe Grosvalet, President of the of Loire-Atlantique, for their assistance and faithfulness to the competition.
I warmly thank the riders and owners who, thanks to their talent and fantastic horses, will give us 4 days of superb equestrian sport. I also invite them, between the competitions, to let their mounts make the most of the beach of La Baule, one of the most beautiful bays in the world!
Thank you to all our sponsors, without which we could not present a sporting event for the world’s elite. Thank you to our loyal public, always numerous and keen. Finally, thank you to the hundreds of volunteers without whom this event could not be possible.
Welcome to everyone and let the sport begin!
President of the Jumping International of La Baule, CSIO5* of France.
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