For more than 60 years, the editions of the Jumping International de La Baule, the setting for the prestigious CSIO5* in France, have followed one another but have never been the same. And in 2022, this will be particularly the case.
A new course and new ambitions for the La Baule competition, which is looking even bigger to welcome the world's show jumping elite and reconnect with its loyal public after two complicated years due to the health crisis. See you from May 5 to 8, 2022 for a Jumping International de La Baule full of colors.
The Nations Cup will continue to be held in La Baule
For a long time the French stage of the Nations Cup circuit of the International Equestrian Federation, the Jumping International de La Baule will become independent in 2022. However, the Nations Cup, which contributes each year to the success and reputation of the competition, will be maintained on the grass track of the François André stadium. Endowed with 250,000€ in 2022, the famous Nations Cup of La Baule will mark the first highlight of the event (Friday, May 6, 2:00 pm), welcoming 8 teams among the best in the world.
"The Jumping International de La Baule joins the club of legendary competitions that also offer a Nations' Cup, such as the CHIO in Aachen (GER) or the CSIO5* in Rome (ITA) or Knokke (BEL). Our ambition is to offer the best of high level sport to the best international horse and rider couples. The objective is to promote and enhance equestrian sport to the level of the elite present and the expectations of our partners and the public. We would like to thank the FFE for the trust it has placed in us for the past 28 years in the organization of this prestigious team event," explains Pierre de Brissac, president of the Baule competition.
Rolex, title partner of the CSIO5* Grand Prix
An unfailing supporter of equestrian sports for more than a century, associating its image and reputation with the greatest champions of the discipline and the Grand Prix of the most legendary competitions, Rolex has become the "Official Watch" and title partner of the CSIO5* Grand Prix in France in 2022. The final event of the competition in La Baule will now be called "Rolex Grand Prix - Ville de La Baule" (Sunday, May 8, 1:00 pm). With a prize fund of €500,000, there is no doubt that this event will be the scene of exceptional sporting performances."It is the passion for sport and our common values that brought us together with Rolex. It is an honor for the Grand Prix de La Baule to wear the colors of this emblematic company. I thank Rolex for its confidence and support. Together, we will write a new page in the history of show jumping and enter a new era for the Jumping International de La Baule" adds Pierre de Brissac.
Two levels of competition: a CSIO5* and a CSI1*
Although the 4-day competition program is currently being finalized, the Jumping International de La Baule will maintain two levels of competition: the CSIO5*, which will include 9 separate events, including the Nations Cup (Friday, May 6, at 2:00 pm), the Derby of the Pays de Loire region (Saturday, May 7, at 1:00 pm), and the Rolex Grand Prix - City of La Baule (Sunday, May 8, at 1:00 pm), all of which will be reserved for the world's elite.Alongside these competitions, the CSI1* will offer 8 events including a Sunday Grand Prix and will welcome professional riders and up-and-coming horses as well as experienced amateur riders. Enough to delight the enthusiasts!
Source: Press release