The 1st step of the 2018 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series for the Europe Division 1 and 2nd step of the FFE French Tour will take place in the famous François André Stadium of La Baule by welcoming leading athletes of Show Jumping this May the 17thto the 20th 2018. Four days of excellence are awaited during which the best horses and riders will compete keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.
Thursday, will enable riders to start scoring points for the Longines Rankings. Friday will be the first highlight of the weekend with the Grand Prix Longines – La Baule (2 p.m.). 50 riders, amongst the best in the world, on their best horse will compete for the victory. Olympic, World and European champions, great names of the discipline will try to push themselves to the top of the prize list of this 5 star event, inaugurated in 1963 by Janou Lefèbvre (Kenavo D).
There’s no time for rest, as saturday gives place to the famous Derby of Pays de la Loire region (12:00 a.m.). A spectacular event, combining the likes of Cross – Country and Show-jumping with banks and rivers as well as jumps. La Baule Derby is one of the most renowned in the world and most popular amongst riders.
The famous team competition now named “Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France” will occur this year on Sunday (1 p.m.). The Grand Finale of these 4 days of competition will crown the best of the 8 teams engaged in La Baule.
As well as 8 classes of five star Show-Jumping that will mark the highest level of competition of this Longines Jumping International of La Baule, one other event is also presented to the public, a CSI 1* made up of 8 classes reserved for hardened advanced riders and horses.
Exhilarating events, worldwide show jumping stars you are guaranteed an unforgettable weekend…