Verona, Italy – November 05, 2019 – Fieracavalli returns with its historical early-November fixture in the calendar (from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th) confirming Jumping Verona as the most important event in its sporting programme. In the Pala Volkswagen arena – with its 5,000 seats and technically perfect footing, directly linked to the nearby fair pavilion with collecting rings, stables and a large trade area – the only Italian leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ will mark the high point of this international 5* show that, as always, attracts the best riders in the world.
The bond between Jumping Verona and the show jumping World Cup is stronger than ever and 2019 marks the 19th time that the FEI’s prestigious indoor circuit includes a leg at Fieracavalli, one of the most popular events on the global show jumping calendar.
Verona is the fourth of the 14 legs of the Western European League of the 2019-2020 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ and the most accredited among the World Cup’s 16 leagues that involve all seven continents. Prize money amounts to €416,500 of which €190,000 just for the Grand Prix programmed for Sunday, November 10th.
Jumping Verona 2019 is once again presenting the 121 x 121 Grand Prix, a national show for 121 riders selected in the course of the season, with one more horse and rider compared to this class’s debut last year, reaching a number that is the same as that of Fieracavalli!
There is news also for the Pala Volkswagen, which will open its doors to show jumping the weekend before the World Cup (October 31st to November 3rd) at Fieracavalli, with an important 6* National Show for 400 riders from all over Italy. This is a preview the organisers have planned so as to allow many riders to compete in the legendary pavilion that hosts the World Cup and to ensure that the ground will be at its very best by completing all preparations a week earlier than in the past.
Source: News release from Jumping Verona
Photo: © Jumping Verona / Stefano Grasso