The 2017 international season of showjumping welcomes a prestigious new event to be held in an emblematic place: the « Grande Ecurie du Roi », in Versailles.
The first edition of this International Showjumping of Versailles will take place from 4 to 7 May 2017, and will be organized by the MG Event team (Gérard Manzinali, Jean-Maurice Bonneau and Christian Paillot), in partnership with the Château de Versailles. The world’s best riders will meet in the exceptional setting of the « Grande Ecurie du Roi », the kings of showjumping at the Sun King’s place…
It will be a 5* CSI (International showjumping compétition), endowed €530,000, of which the highlight will be the Rolex Grand Prix of the Château de Versailles (€300,000), and could become fast one of the most coveted titles of the circuit that riders will want to add to their prize list. The news delighted the sports world: « A mythical place, an experienced organizing team, a prestigious partner, said Ambassador Rolex and No. 8 world leader Kevin Staut. These are just a few of the many ingredients of the CSI ***** of Versailles for its first edition in 2017 that guarantee the exceptional spectacle that the horse planet dreams of seeing. »