Nations, 2000 ponies, 40 classes : an exceptional vintage is
being prepared !
international registrations are closed for this third edition
of the CSIP of Fontainebleau (France). 11 nations are already
in the starting blocks for this 2004 BIP (for Bonneau International
Pony). The tenors of European Pony Riders will unstitch some
in a festive environment on one of the most beautiful grounds
of the circuit.
organising this year the French Official Pony Show Jumping (CSIOP),
the team of the Etrier d'Arbonne riding school was right. This unique
show in France, with a "O" like "Official",
propose almost the same program than for the European Championships
(1). The mythical ground of the Grand Parquet of Fontainebleau,
one of the best grass grounds of France, attracts once again the
European elite. Judge by yourself : Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg, Belgium, The Netherlands and France
of course. A small exotic touch with the venue for the very first
time of a representative of Mauritius !
than 180 international ponies will compete (" only " 130
in 2003). A considerable rise of the number of participants, like
for the national classes. Indeed, beside the champions, the best
French national riders will ride on the three other grounds. 40
classes during three days are scheduled, animating the sporting
complex from paddle to twilight.
new label " Official " is not the only one innovation.
Everything has been thought to make this week-end more pleasant
for the competitors and the visitors.
international program will be very constant, but why should the
best riders not have fun ? You want sport and spectacle ? Come and
attend to the international team relay on Saturday 17th after the
Grand Prix CSIOP. Couples composed of one child and one adult (parent
or trainer) from the same nation will compete on the same course
against the clock. The european elite will clash in the joy and
good mood, a rare moment not to miss !
invading the city, here is the new gift of the BIP 2004 for Fontainebleau
inhabitants ! On saturday 12th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, 11 riders
from the Etrier d'Arbonne riding school will ravel holding nations'
flags. These young ambassadors will announce the beginning of the
spectacle thanks to Jean Gautier, with his young children riding
Shetland ponies and presenting the "Captain Brown" show.
A unique carrousel presented for the very first time to the French
volts and diagonals, another equestrian practice : horse race. Seven
children, all riders from the Etrier d'Arbonne riding school, will
compete in a special race around the Grand Parquet on saturday afternoon,
after the Grand Prix.
all the week-end, Igor Biétry will animate the exhibitors
village. More than thirty are waited, from children to adult equipment,
a good way to do some shopping.
to free cabs (english cabs !) offered by the Fontainebleau Tradesmen
Association, the public will be able to go in Fontainebleau city
center and from Fontainebleau to the competition ground.
dozen of sport ponies and horses will be available thanks to the
" Marchands Associés " in order to allow professionnal
and amateur visitors to test and ride them on demand. A "home
sized" service managed by reknowned professionals.
company, one of the historical partners of the event, renew his
operation " Clean Week-end ". During all the week-end,
cleaning agents will be in charge of the cleanliness of the place,
and dustbins will be installed all around. The aim : to respect
the environnement. A citizen act of course !
the organisation team invite all visitors to a great cabaret evening
show on Saturday 17th at 8:00 PM, at the " Clos des Barnolets,
a totally new place created by the Novotel Ury Hotel Resort. Nearly
200 persons, of which all the team trainers, are waited to celebrate
this first French Official Pony Show.
European Poney Championships (show jumping - dressage - eventing),
from 28th july to 1st august 2004, in Jaszkowo (Poland)
Prix CSIO - Saturday 17th april at 4:00 pm
Grand Prix CSI - Sunday 18th april 12:00 am
Nations Cup CSIO - Sunday 18th april 3:00 pm
Grand Parquet de Fontainebleau
77300 Fontainebleau (France)
Tel : 00 33 164.234.287 / Fax : 00 33 164.234.141
train : from Gare de Lyon station (in Paris), by suburb train or
TER (Train Express Régional) - trip will last between 30
and 40 minutes
By plane : Orly International Airport, almost 50 km away from Fontainebleau
By car : Take the highway A6 direction Lyon, then turn at Fontainebleau
exit just before the toll-gate. Follow the N7 road. When you arrive
in Fontainebleau, turn at the second traffic circle direction Orléans
/ Ury / Hippodrome du Grand Parquet. Parkings entries at 1,5 km
far form there
the official website : www.etrier-arbonne.com or www.csiop-france.com.