La Baule, France – May 05, 2021 – Since 2020, the health situation has reshuffled the deck for the event organizers, including sports competitions. Compelled to cancel the Longines International Jumping of La Baule in 2020, the organizing committee confirms the 60th edition of the show in 2021.
After reprogramming the show due to the Covid-19 situation, the world elite of showjumping will meet again on the mythical grass arena of the François André stadium from 10th to 13th June.
The Longines International Jumping of La Baule promises a great moment of sport with stars of the discipline in search of preparation before the Tokyo Olympic Games. However, due to sanitary measures, the CSIO5* of La Baule will be subject to certain constraints.
A reception capacity limited to 1 000 spectators per day
On Friday June 28th at 6.00pm, we will set up a free ticketing service on the event’s website, which will allow the spectators to book seats in the covered stand, to respect the distancing » explains Pierre de Brissac, president of the show. « We also plan, still through Internet, to open a space dedicated to the booking of tables for 6 people in the public restaurant in order to avoid any gathering of people at lunch time. For the spectators in the covered stand, fast food booths will of course be available in the exhibitors’village.
PCR tests or certificates of vaccination to have access to the competition
PCR tests of less than 72 hours or certificates of vaccination will be required to access the site and wearing the mask will be compulsory. « It is our responsability to offer this great moment of sport, much anticipated in a secure sanitary environment, to the riders, the owners, the grooms, the partners, the staff, as well as to the public » the president concludes.
These measures to welcome the public have been established with regard to the current situation. However, the organizing committee hopes to welcome a larger number of spectators by mid- June.
Source: Press Release from Jumping International de La Baule
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