Major new international show jumping tour to launch on French Riviera this spring

Panorama of the inland village of Grimaud
Credit : Gilles Perréal (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Monday 18 March - 10h23 | Edited press release

Major new international show jumping tour to launch on French Riviera this spring

This spring, the sparkling French town of Grimaud on the Mediterranean coast will play host to a major new event on the European horse show calendar: the HUBSIDE SPRING TOUR. Two weeks of show jumping competition, the first running from April 17–21 and the second the 25–28 of April, will include diverse offerings and multiple ranking classes for international riders from across Europe and beyond.

 - Major new international show jumping tour to launch on French Riviera this spring

Grimaud, near Saint-Tropez

 The event will take place at a newly renovated facility designed by event president Sadri Fegaier, a businessman and international show jumper. Week one will feature a range of CSI4*, CSI2* and CSIYH1* classes for professionals and amateurs, including four Longines ranking classes and a €100,000 Grand Prix. Week two will also include four Longines ranking classes, along with CSI2* and CSI4* classes, and a €150,000 Grand Prix.

Renowned course designer Uliano Vezzani will create tracks for the HUBSIDE SPRING TOUR, with event direction provided by General Manager Denis Monticolo and Sports Director Eleonora Ottaviani. Located in the former Ecurie du Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the competition will be held in a brand new, sprawling 120 x 70
competition arena, accompanied by a 100 x 50 warm-up ring.

Helmed by its towering, 11th  century castle and surrounded by lavender fields and rocky outcrops, the sun-drenched commune of Grimaud, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is a hidden gem of the French Riviera. Among the region’s highlights: the seaside town of Port Grimaud, less than three miles from the equestrian facilities. Known as the “Little Venice of Provence,” Port Grimaud is known for its glittering canals and brightly colored, fisherman-style houses.

In addition to the HUBSIDE SPRING TOUR, the city of Grimaud will host four, top-tier show jumping events throughout the 2019 year, including three international HUBSIDE JUMPING EVENTS in June, and the HUBSIDE FALL TOUR in late September. For more information, see here. 
 

 - Major new international show jumping tour to launch on French Riviera this spring


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