Brussels, Belgium – May 09, 2023 – Mark your calendars for 23rd to 27th of August as the most extraordinary Brussels Stephex Masters ever will unfold. With the Henders & Hazel Nations Cup CSIO 5* coming to Wolvertem, a record number of riders competing in more classes than ever before, plus the electrifying Rolex Grand Prix presented by Audi as the grand finale, this year’s edition brings together the very best of all Stephex events that have come before… and then some.
Don’t miss out on this captivating event! Everyone is invited to soak in the magical atmosphere;what’s more, admission and parking are free!
Henders & Hazel Nations Cup CSIO 5* | €200.000 | Friday Evening, 25th of August
Last year, the event grounds of Knokke Hippique buzzed with excitement and jubilation as passionate Equestrian fans waved their flags and rooted for their national teams in a truly sensational display of Equestrian sport. Although the seaside spectacle has been postponed for a year, for both the Stephex, and the Henders and Hazel team it was simply not an option for the Belgian Equestrian audience to miss out on this one-of-a-kind competition.
Stephan Conter said, “after a long absence, we brought the Nations Cup back to Belgium last year and, as far as we’re concerned, it’s here to stay. So, we have once again teamed up with Henders and Hazel to showcase it at the Brussels Stephex Masters, where it will truly shine. We found the perfect slot on the programme for the HENDERS AND HAZEL Nations Cup as a Friday night event under the lights, making it an explosive weekend opener. It’s going to be a night to remember…”
Rolex Grand Prix, presented by Adui (CSIO 5*) €500,000 | Sunday, 27th of August
In addition to the most atmospheric event in the world, the Brussels Stephex Masters also hosts one of the most prestigious competitions, the Rolex Grand Prix CSIO 5*, presented by AUDI. Taking place on Sunday afternoon, this epic class is set to attract the world’s top riders, competing for a massive €500.000 prize pot. The winner will also drive home a brand-new Audi Q8 e-tron!
More riders and classes than ever before
With both the Sablon Arena and the Grand Place Arena fully utilised as competition rings, the Brussels Stephex Masters has space for more riders, more horses, and more excitement than ever before. Like last year, the event will feature CSI1*, CSI2*, CSI3*, and CSIO5* competitions and ranking classes, as well as classes for 7 and 8-year-old horses. New to the programme this year are competitions for 6-year-old horses, juniors (CSIJ), and ponies. So, for the rising stars of the Equestrian world, this is a unique opportunity to showcase talent on a world-class stage, with all the excitement and glamour that comes with it.
The world’s best horses could be yours | Thursday Evening, 24th of August
Following the great success of the 2022 SX Exclusive Breeding Collection, the Brussels Stephex Masters will once again offer for sale some of the finest foals from the Stephex Stables. For real connoisseurs and breeding enthusiasts, this is a unique opportunity to acquire some of the best bloodlines in the world as these foals combine the talent of legendary Stephex mares with champion sires.
This is not just an event. This is an experience!
From the enchanting grass arenas to the exclusive Lifestyle Village, the Brussels Stephex Masters is a celebration of not only sport, but also entertainment. With free admission, visitors can enjoy spectacular shows, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and browse through the Lifestyle Village featuring a wide range of clothing boutiques, equestrian shops, and brands. With plenty of activities tailored to children, it’s a perfect day out for families. And, as for the horses, the event boasts some of the world’s highest quality arenas, complete with the best facilities and specialists for horse care.
One thing is for certain, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to join the fun at the Brussels Stephex Masters. Stay tuned for the full event programme and registration details for riders- you can keep updated via the website and social media channels. The Stephex team is eagerly awaiting celebrating our incredible equestrian sport alongside many competitors and visitors.
Source: Press Release from the Brussels Stephex Masters
Photos: © Brussels Stephex Masters
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