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Last Updated April 2010.
From May 13th to 16th, La Baule's dedicated horse stadium, François André, will welcome the International Jumping of France-La Baule. La Baule has captivated the world's greatest show jumping champions while touching the hearts of its fans for 50 years !
It is difficult to believe that the International Jumping of France-La Baule is in its 50th year of existence with an enthusiasm generated by La Baule's spectators as if every time was the first time!
It was in 1960 when the city of La Baule purchased the soon to be celebrated grounds that have gone down in history since. The Organizers have superbly maintained the Francois Andre's stadium reflecting the class events that they organize. Just last year, new stabling facilities were constructed offering the ultimate comfort for the best show jumpers in the world.
The names engraved on La Baule's "Hall of Fame" convey the importance of La Baule's influence in the history of equestrian sports. All great champions have reigned in La Baule: World Champions, Olympic Champions and even the number one world ranking rider!
La Baule's illustrious past and dynamic present have planted the seeds for new challenges and the discovery of new potential.
France's Kevin Staut, 29 years old, is among this young and upcoming talent. Recent European Champion, he is already ranked 5th in the world. La Baule is one his major objectives on the road to the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky this September. As the leader of the 2009 winning Nations Cup team, hoping for victory on home turf, he will count alot on La Baule's magic to inspire continued success!
Is the best way to define 4 days at the International Jumping of France-La Baule!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Thursday May 13, 2010
Class n°1 Trophy ECHO DE LA PRESQU'ILE GUERANDAISE
Class n°2 Trophy OUEST FRANCE
Class n° 3 Trophy CONSEIL GENERAL DE LOIRE ATLANTIQUE
Friday May 14, 2010
Class n°4 Trophy of the FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
Class n°5 Trophy GENERALI
Class n°6 MEYDAN FEI NATIONS CUP
Saturday May 15, 2010
Class n°7 Trophy GROUPE LUCIEN BARRIERE - DIANE BARRIERE-DESSEIGNE
Class n°8 The Derby Meeting of the PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Class n°9 International Para-Equestrian Demonstration CAP ATLANTIQUE
Sunday May 16, 2010
Class n°11 Grand Prix LONGINES of LA BAULE
Class n°12 International Para-Equestrian Demonstration CAP ATLANTIQUE
The times are approximate and subject to change. Please consult the website www.labaule-cheval.com for the definitive schedule with the final Start List.
DATES : May 13th - 16th 2010
PLACE : Stadium François André - LA BAULE (44)
ENTRY : FREE OF CHARGE
VILLAGE : More than 60 exhibitors
RESTAURANT AND FOOD SERVICES : Available in the Village
ACCESS BY AIR : International Airport Nantes Atlantique - CP 3 - 44340 Bouguenais
Tel : 00 33 2 40 84 80 00
Fax : 00 33 2 40 84 95 02
Air France : Reservation and information www.airfrance.com
4 daily flights between Nantes and Paris CDG Daily flights between Nantes and Lyon , Marseille, Nice, Strasbourg, Bordeaux.
ACCESS BY TRAIN : TGV trains between Paris - La Baule : 2 to 6 daily trains (3 hours)
Regional trains to/from Orleans, the "Interloire"
TGV trains to/from Lyon and Lille
Information, reservations, schedules : www.sncf.com
ACCESS BY CAR : 450 kms (4-hour drive) from Paris on the A11.
GPS Locate : 47.283429,-2.415565