From 1st to 4th August, the entire Val Porée stadium will be adorned with pink, the emblematic color of the Jumping International de Dinard CSI 5*/3*/1*. About twenty nations in competition, 150 riders and 300 horses among the best in the world in show jumping, will be the actors of this popular show which attracts more than 40,000 spectators every year.
Four levels of competition will be offered between the sans arena and the green amphitheater: the prestigious CSI 5* classes reserved to the elite of the discipline, the CSI 3*, the CSI 1* for expert amateur riders, and the CSIYH 7-year-old young horses. Split according to these 4 levels, 27 international classes will be scheduled for this 108th edition, offering a total of 840,700 euros and even free admittance for the public.
A Half Million for the Rolex Grand Prix!
The 5th edition of Jumping International de Dinard CSI 5*/3*/1* promises to be already exciting, from August 1st to 4th at Val Porée stadium. And for good reason…
A Rolex Grand Prix Without Equivalent
The Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday (2.30 pm) is undeniably the highlight of the competition. It will start with the best 45 pairs of the CSI 5 * who will try to thwart the difficulties posed by course designer Jean-François Morand (FRA), on a track with obstacles set at 1.60m. A beautiful battle in perspective in a Rolex Grand Prix displaying this year 500,000 euros; an endowment that makes it offer the highest purse for a 5-star Grand Prix of France.
Two weeks before the FEI European Championships (19 – 25 August in Rotterdam, (NED), no doubt that the Rolex Grand Prix of Dinard CSI 5* will certainly provide strong emotions to the public, riders and horses involved, the promise of high.
Of the 27 events that make up the 2019 sports program, two events are sure to attract a large and enthusiastic audience every year.
The Tropicana Derby CSI 3 * (Saturday, August 3, 4:30 pm): This spectacular event mixes traditional and natural obstacles (mounds, river, Brittany embankments …) with a height of 1.45m, spread over a distance of 1,100 meters approximately . At the end of the 25 efforts, only one couple will put their name on the list of winners of this mythical event.
The €500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* (Sunday, August 4, 14:30): Sponsored by Rolex, this event welcomes the biggest stars of the discipline. In 2018, the Rolex Grand Prix would crown the American Mclain Ward (USA) on Clinta; a promising victory for this couple who, a few weeks later, was offered the team gold medal at the World Championships in Tryon (USA).
Broadcasts of Derby Tropicana and Rolex Grand Prix:
– Television: live on beIN SPORTS
Source: News release by Jumping International de Dinard
Photo: © JID / Erick Knoll