Le Grand Parquet de Fontainebleau: The Return of the French Championships & International Horse Show CSI 4* this Week

Fontainebleau, France – April 18, 2021 – For many years, the Grand Parquet de Fontainebleau has been considered one of the finest showgrounds in the world and has played host to the century’s best riders. Under the impetus of the French Equestrian Federation, in association with GL events Equestrian Sport, a major player in the organisation of equestrian events worldwide, the legendary French Master Pro Championship is returning to the Grand Parquet. From 20 to 24 April, the elite riders will return to the French horse capital, for the delight of the public, professionals and enthusiasts. Some great sport is to be expected!

An exceptional setting and sports schedule for the French Championships and the 4* International Horse Show

The French Championships are a springboard to an international career and some of the great names in French riding have been crowned there. This year, as part of Le Printemps des Sports Equestres, the return of a CSI 4* will make the date even more significant. A date that the French Equestrian Federation has carefully chosen, ensuring that it is not competing with an international show, to make sure that the best riders take part.

The French Equestrian Federation has joined forces with GL events Equestrian Sport so that an interesting sports schedule will be on offer and to make this event a priority for the best French riders in the World rankings. To do this, GL events Equestrian Sport has created a major event celebrating equestrian sport. The riders will be able to bring their best horses for the CSI 4* and their young seven and eight-year-old horses for a CSI YH with a view to the 2024 Paris Olympics. At the same time, the riders will be able to follow their students in their specific categories (CSI U25, CSI Amateur and CSI 1*). Le Printemps des Sports Equestres intends to be a long-term venture with a key annual sporting event organised every year

Sylvie Robert, the President of GL events Equestrian Sport, which are the organisers of Le Printemps des Sports Equestres, which will play host to the 2022 Master Pro show jumping competition, says: “We are very honoured that the French Equestrian Federation has put its trust in us. My team has enthusiastically taken up the challenge of bringing the Master Pro show jumping competition back to Fontainebleau, in a format that will appeal to our best French athletes, and at a venue which has continually developed thanks to the investments of the local authorities, the Île-de-France Region, the “Communité des Communes” and the City of Fontainebleau, thus benefiting equestrian sport and the well-being of horses.”

Source: Press Release by  Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Le Le Printemps des Sports Équestres

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