Amsterdam, Netherlands – December 20, 2021 – For the past year, the team of Jumping Amsterdam has been fully committed to the organization of Jumping Amsterdam 2022, focussed on preparing a great show despite the developments regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, following the announcement of new and stricter Covid-19 sanitary restrictions, the organization has been left with no choice but to move the 2022 edition, which should have taken place from the 27th to the 30th of January, to January 2023
“This decision is very difficult for us,” says Irene Verheul, Sporting director responsible for Jumping Amsterdam. “The ticket sales has never been better, the hospitality was completely sold out and sponsors have been committed to Jumping Amsterdam for years. It is unbelievable that for the second year in a row, we have to move Jumping Amsterdam. Every possible scenario has been discussed, but unfortunately with the current measures and the uncertainty about the period after that, it is simply not possible. Jumping Amsterdam is an event which brings people together and where enjoying top sport comes first. Unfortunately that is currently not possible. A decision that is very, very difficult for us. A major setback for everyone!”
“Once again a difficult period for the events industry,” says Paul Riemens, CEO of the RAI Amsterdam and chairman of the board of Jumping Amsterdam; “As RAI Amsterdam, we follow the rules of the Dutch government, the extension of the measures and the uncertain announcements offer us almost no perspective.
“Having to postpone Jumping Amsterdam for the second year in a row is terrible. In order to guarantee the long-term continuity of Jumping Amsterdam, we could not wait any longer with this decision.”
We are going to miss our public, the participants, partners, volunteers and exhibitors. Many tickets have already been sold and hospitality agreements have been made. We understand that there are many questions due to this decision. All our visitors and stakeholders will receive more information about the entrance tickets and the agreements by e-mail. The Top of Dressage, the Wednesday evening program, prior to Jumping Amsterdam will move to the next edition. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone in 2023.
The next edition
Moving the 2022 edition does not mean that we stop working. “We have been able to create a lot on our platform the past year and we want to pursue this with the 2023 edition in mind. We are looking forward to enjoying the magic of Jumping Amsterdam in a packed RAI Amsterdam more than ever.” Says Irene Verheul. “We will not be discouraged and will come back stronger than ever in 2023!”
Jumping Amsterdam is scheduled from the 26th until the 29th of 2023!
Source: News Release from Jumping Amsterdam
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