La Baule, France – March 25, 2022 – From May 5 to 8, 2022, the 61st edition of the International Jumping of La Baule will be held at the François André Stadium. A few months away from the World Championships in Herning (DEN, August 6 to 14), the nations Cup, sponsored by the city of La Baule in 2022, will be one of the highlights of the show and the opportunity to gain a psychological advantage over the competitors in presence.
It is a tradition in La Baule. The chefs d’equipe of the nations involved in this mythical event proudly brandish the flag of their country for a parade that ignites the stands of the stadium. Behind them, four pairs made up of the greatest riders associated with some of the best performing mounts on the showjumping planet. Pairs ready to fight for their country and team-mates. Finally, in the always crowded stands, several thousands of spectators pay tribute to the tenors of a competition without equivalent in France. This is what the nations Cup is.
Eight teams of four riders / horses will be on the start list of the Nations Cup – City of La Baule CSIO 5*, held on Friday May 6 at 2.00pm. :
Qualifier for the 2022 World Championships and 2023 European Championships, (Milan, ITA), the nations Cup – city of La Baule will be held in two rounds over the same course (1,60m) within a given time. In each round, only the scores of the three best couples out of the four in the team will be taken into account. The winning nation will conclude the class with the least number of penalty points, or none at all.
Source: Press Release by Véronique Gauthier/ Agence Consulis for La Baule
Photo: © CSIO La Baule / PSV