Grimaud, France – October 14, 2020 – The 2020 Hubside Jumping is coming to a close with this final week of competition in Grimaud. For four months, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez has been evolving in sync with the best of international show jumping. Four months during which the discipline’s world stars have practically made the Hubside Jumping their weekly base. This weekend will be the final opportunity to cross the best riders in the world. Open to everyone, free of charge. It is mandatory to wear a face mask.
Since June 2020, the show jumping world has discovered a new capital: Grimaud, in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the setting for the main show jumping circuit in the world in this unusual year, the Hubside Jumping. Since 17 June, the Hubside Jumping has been playing host to the best European riders and those from beyond Europe who have settled here. The line-up of riders competing almost every week has been exceptional: since the end of the lockdown, so few shows have been organised that everyone wanted to come to Grimaud to offer their crack horses the possibility of competing, of discovering a setting and facilities which have been unanimously praised and to enjoy their sport, quite simply. Four riders have stood out from the crowd concerning their list of wins at the 2020 Hubside Jumping: the Netherlands’ Maikel van der Vleuten (NED), Belgium’s Niels Bruynseels (BEL) and Scotland’s Scott Brash (GBR), each of whom have won two 4* Grands Prix, as well as Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat (SUI), the winner of the first CSI 5* Grand Prix organised here in Grimaud. In total, during these eleven weeks of competitions, prize money totalling 4.1 million euros has been distributed at the Hubside Jumping.
A Grand Finale
This week once again, the greatest riders are remaining loyal to the Hubside Jumping, before they start competing in the few indoor shows that will be held this winter in Europe. The spectators will have the opportunity to cheer on all the winners of the previous 4* and 5* Grands Prix, one last time, in the big French Riviera ring, apart from Niels Bruynseels: the current Olympic team gold medallists Kevin Staut (FRA) and Philippe Rozier (FRA), the current World individual gold medallist, Germany’s Simone Blum (GER), and among others, the current European individual gold medallist, Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs (SUI).
This week the French course designer Cédric Longis will oversee the track of the courses. Three levels of competition will be on offer (CSI 1, 2 and 4), boasting prize money totalling 276,000 euros, of which 100,000 euros will be for Sunday’s CSI 4* Grand Prix.
Source: Press release from Daniel Koroloff for Hubside Jumping
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