Mechelen, Belgium – December 02, 2021 – These past few weeks you have made it loud and clear to us how much you are looking forward to that long-awaited 40th anniversary of Vlaanderens Kerstjumping – Memorial Eric Wauters. Your support and enthusiasm kept motivating us to, after a difficult period, create a beautiful sportive ending to 2021 for all horse fans. Therefore, we regret even more that we have to disappoint you today. Jumping Mechelen 2021 will not take place. We would have liked it to be different. But we have no choice.
We can no longer ignore the cry for help of the hospitals and also for us the health of everyone in our society is the priority. Moreover, within the current COVID-19 measures, our event does not get the necessary oxygen to continue. Jumping Mechelen is a very diverse event, but is primarily considered an indoor sports event. No visitors are allowed there at the moment. And without our enthusiastic public, Jumping Mechelen simply cannot continue.
We will automatically refund all tickets via Teleticket Service. Business seats and VIP tables will also automatically be reimbursed by Jumping Mechelen.
We know that many of you have competed for a starting place at one of our pre-selections. We are currently looking for an alternative date and location so the people selected for the JM Indoor Masters and other competitions can still shine at a wonderful final. We will keep you updated through our website and social media. Also, the leagues will inform their members as soon as more news is available.
Auction Mechelen and the loose jumping finals for 2-year-old horses will also take place. The semi-final scheduled for next Sunday, 5 December, at Azelhof will now become the final. Auction Mechelen will be held on 29 December, as planned, but online. More info: http://www.auction-mechelen.com.
We share this news today with pain in our hearts, but feel greatly strengthened by our fantastic audience, our incredible staff, our loyal partners and our enthusiastic participants.
Thank you for everything! We will meet in 2022. In the Nekkerhal. For the most unforgettable Jumping Mechelen ever. So that we can finally blow out those 40 candles.
The Organizing Committee of Jumping Mechelen
Source: Press Release from Jumping Mechelen
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