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Show jumping near Deauville: the best riders represent their nation at the Pôle international du cheval

For four days, the best riders represent their nation with the ambition of showing their colors at the Pôle international du Cheval. ©DR/Sotheby’s international realty CSIO Deauville

At International pole of the horse, the weekends follow one another, and so do the competitions. If there is still something going on there, it is an event of another magnitude that has been prepared in recent days in the facilities based in Saint-Arnoult.

Until Sunday, June 26, 2022this veritable temple of equestrian sports welcomes the Sotheby’s international realty CSIO Deauville. A major show jumping event where no less than 300 horses and 200 riders are expected, representing 20 nations. On the program, great sport with a CSIO 3*, a CSI 1*, a CSI U25, but also many activities for young and old.

What is this new contest?

The legendary Nations Cups allow the best talents in the discipline to compete in teams throughout the year throughout the world. For four days, the best riders represent their nation with the ambition to show their colors at the Pôle international du Cheval which will thus host the Sotheby’s international realty CSIO Deauvillea major step in the Longines EEF Series.

As a reminder, this series of official international show jumping competitions (CSIO), level 3*, launched in 2020, succeeded the former European Division 2 of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Series.

This 3* level Official International Show Jumping (CSIO) circuit, launched in 2020, is divided into four European zones (North, South, Center and West) and includes the 38 national member federations of the European Equestrian Federation . During this series, the various participating nations compete in eight qualifying events, two semi-finals, one in Deauville and the other in Budapest, and a final, which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, from September 8 to 11. Thus, Deauville is hosting the semi-final of the North and West regional groups this weekend.

Highlights

“At the sporting level, it’s very different from what we saw in August”, warned last April Vincent Goehrsdirector of the event, also organizer of the Longines Deauville Classic, an international show jumping competition held in the summer. Indeed, this circuit is “the only competition in Europe where all countries can participate and where they can confront the best national teams”, underlined Theo Ploegmakers, President of the European Equestrian Federation. A very inclusive circuit that allows all European nations to compete at the same level, thus embodying a real lever for the development of European teams.

One of the highlights of this event should be the Longines EEF Nations Cup which will be held on Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. Second unmissable event of the weekend, the Grand Prix CSIO 3* Sotheby’s International Realty of the Normandy Region which will take place on Sunday at the beginning of the afternoon. Two other events will allow riders to qualify for this Grand Prix: the Prix de la ville de Deauville which took place this Thursday afternoon and the Prix du haras de la Chesnaye on Saturday afternoon.

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Sports and entertainment

In addition to the purely sporting aspect of the event with the competition, this new meeting will offer all weekend many activities for young and old.

In particular, there will be a village on site with around thirty exhibitors, food trucks, and an equine welfare village. In addition, many demonstrations will be offered throughout the weekend: osteopathy, shiatsu, animal communication, massage, etc. Finally, the Classic Bar will come alive every evening for an end to the day with music, including a concert on Friday evening.

Until June 26, at the International Horse Pole, in Saint-Arnoult. Free admission. More information here.

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