Blainville Returns with Flagship Dressage and Show Jumping Tournaments
Blainville, Quebec --- The Classique Internationale de Blainville
is pleased to announce the return of its two most popular equestrian
competitions, the CDI***-W Blainville Dressage International from
June 30-July 3 and the CSI-W Blainville Jumping International held
July 7-11 at Blainville Equestrian Park in Blainville, QC.
competitions, which include World Cup Qualifying events, are sanctioned
by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and feature the
worlds top athletes competing in the two Olympic disciplines
of dressage and show jumping.
Grand Prix field at Blainville Equestrian Park in Blainville, Canada.
Photo credit Cealy Tetley
to Host Olympic Selection Trials for Dressage
action will kick off with the CDI***-W Blainville Dressage International
being held on new dates in order to accommodate the Olympic Selection
Trials. Taking place June 30-July 3, two weeks earlier than usual,
the CDI***-W Blainville Dressage International was selected to host
the second and final Olympic Selection Trials for the Canadian Dressage
Team headed to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Throughout
the week, all levels of competitions evaluated by the worlds
top international judges and will culminate on the evening of Saturday,
July 3, with the wildly popular Dressage Musical Freestyle Extravaganza,
always a sell-out!
Improvements at Blainville Equestrian Park
the CSI-W Blainville Jumping International, many changes are afoot
at Blainville Equestrian Park. The Classique Internationale de Blainville
organizing committee has generously donated $50,000 towards improving
the footing in both the Grand Prix and Annex Jumping rings, as well
as in all warm-up areas.
Classique has chosen to invest in Blainville Equestrian Parks
resources in order to offer our competitors a world-class facility,
notes Jean-Pierre Arvisais, President of the Classique Internationale
de Blainville. These funds will ensure that all of the sites
footing is upgraded and reworked. We will also be changing the footing
in the annex jumper ring from its current grass surface to an all-weather
surface and will also be redesigning the ring to make it more attractive
and inviting for competitors.
highlight of this years edition of the CSI-W Blainville Show
Jumping International will once again be the $60,000 World Cup Qualifier
Grand Prix on Sunday, July 11. Over $140,000 in prize money will
be offered throughout the five-day tournament and is sure to attract
the biggest names in Canadian show jumping as well as numerous foreign
competitors. Eugene Mathy of Belgium has been named the course designer
for the Grand Prix field.
just north of Montreal, Blainville Equestrian Park features a variety
of attractions that ensure family members enjoy their visit. For
more information, please contact Blainville International at tel:
(450) 434-8202, fax: (450) 434-8209, or e-mail: email@example.com.