La Baule, France – June 09, 2021 – From 10th to 13th June, the 60th edition of the Longines International Jumping of La Baule CSIO 5* gets ready to welcome the crème de la crème of world showjumping riders and horses, and for a good reason. In the CSIO5* of France, unique competition of this label in the country, 19 nations (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey), 176 horses and 68 riders will compete in 9 international classes, among which 8 counting for the world ranking.
The Swiss stars Steve Guerdat (SUI), Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Beat Mändli (SUI) are expected, just like the Dutch Marc Houtzager (NED) and Harrie Smolders (NED), the Irish Bertram Allen (IRL), Cian O’Connor (IRL) and Shane Sweetnam (IRL), as well as the British John Whitaker (GBR) and Scott Brash (GBR). On the Blues’ side, the best will be in Loire-Atlantique too, like Kevin Staut (FRA), Pénélope Leprévost (FRA), Roger Yves Bost (FRA), Simon Delestre (FRA), Marc Dilasser (FRA), Nicolas Delmotte (FRA), Mathieu Billot (FRA), Laurent Goffinet (FRA), Olivier Robert (FRA)… to name but a few.
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