Prestigious jumping competition set to return to Monaco

Jumping International de Monte-Carlo returns just in time to kick off the summer season, with some of the world’s best horses and riders competing in this, the 10th stage of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour circuit.

Just weeks after the excitement of Grand Prix, another much-anticipated event returns to Monaco. The Jumping International de Monte-Carlo, being held on Port Hercule from 30th June to 2nd July, will host its 16thedition in an event that features riders and horses combining both beauty and skill.

As the 10th stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2022, the Monaco competition offers one of the most beautiful settings of the season at the foot of the Prince’s Palace with a backdrop of glamorous yachts.

Over three days, riders will exhibit talent and dexterity culminating in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prize from the Prince of Monaco on the final day.

In 2021, Irishman Darragh Kenny who won the Prize with his horse, Idalville d’Esprit. He beat out the other worthy riders who are ranked the best in the world, including recent winner of the Leipzig World Cup final, Swissman Martin Fuchs, who is third ranked, the eighth ranked Olympic Team Champion from London, Scott Brash, Frenchman Julien Épaillard, who is number 12 in the world, Simon Delestre, Olivier Robert, winner of two stages of the circuit in 2021 in Madrid and Rome, sixth ranked Brazilian, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and Belgians Jos Verlooy, Olivier Philippaerts and Pieter Devos.

The Jumping International de Monte-Carlo has been affiliated with the Longines Global Champions Tour since 2016. The Global Champions League, a team competition, will take place in two rounds, the first on Thursday 30th June and the second on Saturday 2nd July.

Events at the national, amateur and professional level will be scheduled, with the Longines Pro-Am Cup as part of the programme, which brings together a five-star rider and a young talent to compete as a team.

The show will feature an exhibitor’s village, where craftsman and traders from the equestrian world will be available to show the public what it is they do and ask questions on their given topics.

Lest audiences grow hungry, dining options facing the track with the port in the background will also be possible thanks to the reception areas in the business and VIP boxes. Meals are also available from the Comptoir with its view of both the track and the paddock.


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