Knokke Heist, Belgium – February 15, 2022 – Knokke Hippique is scheduled to be back in full force from the 22nd of June till the 10th of July 2022. And this year promises to be an extra special edition. The organization is proud to announce that they have the honor of hosting a Nations Cup event. After a few years of absence, the Belgian jumping calendar of 2022 now proudly shows a Nations Cup once again, which will be held at the seaside of Knokke-Heist for the first time. The event will start with two weeks of the Summer Circuit and finish on a high with both the Nations Cup and the 5-star Rolex Grand Prix in the third and final show week.
The organization of Knokke Hippique, with Stephan Conter at the forefront, has been working diligently to bring a Nations Cup event back to Belgium for a few years now. The last Nations Cup event took place at Jumping Lummen in 2017. With Belgium’s stellar reputation as a grand equestrian nation, not having a Nations Cup on the agenda was a matter that needed to be solved.
Part of a Legendary Group
Thanks to the efforts of the organization and the Belgian Federation, the Nations Cup game is on once more! As a result, Knokke Hippique joins a legendary group of Rolex events that offer a Nations Cup, such as CHIO Aachen, Spruce Meadow Masters, CSIO5* Rome and Jumping International de La Baule.
Finishing on a High
From the 7th till the 10th of July the CSIO5* event in Knokke-Heist will feature the Nations Cup on Friday, finishing with the highly anticipated Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday. This final week of the three-week showjumping experience will also host the CSI3* Top Series, CSI2* Super Cup, CSI1* Prestige League and CSIYH Future Stars (six and seven-year-olds).
Contrary to previous editions the Summer Circuit will kick off Knokke Hippique. Starting from 22-26 June and 29 June till the 3rd of July there will be two weeks of the CSI3* Top Series, CSI2* Super Cup, CSI1* Prestige League and CSIYH Future Stars (5, 6 and 7-year-olds).
Live & Online Presence
The organization is very optimistic about the possibility of inviting spectators again this year. With the level of sport continuously rising and a star-studded line-up guaranteed to attend, the excitement is already growing, and the venue hopes to welcome many visitors that will come and enjoy the show. With the Nations Cup added to the already impressive event schedule the amount of press coverage and broadcasting will also be extensive.
The complete program and more news will soon be published on http://www.knokkehippique.com and alternatively you can download the Stephex events app to stay up to date.
Source: Press Release by Robyn Vey for Knokke Hippique / Stephex Group
Photo: © Knokke Hippique