Der LONGINES CSI BASEL sporting programme has been designed to highlight the drama of unfolding events, with emphasis on suspense and variety.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
The seventh occasion of this event, named LONGINES CSI BASEL after its sponsor, will begin at 9:00 with two amateur competitions over 120 and 130cm jumps. The professionals will face each other in the first open events at 14:00. At 16:45 the Grosspeter Nutzfahrzeuge AG trophy will be contested, a competition over 145cm obstacles. This will be followed at 19:45 by the highlight of the day: theChallenge of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG.
Friday, 8 January 2016
The second day of the tournament will begin with two further amateur competitions starting at 8:30. At 14:00 the professionals will enter the arena to compete for the Thermoplan AG trophy. This is followed at 16:30 by the no less exciting Grosspeter-Prize progressive points event. As a crowning finale riders will compete for the Basel City Championships, which will be held as a jump-off. In this demanding event riders will compete not only for the financial rewards, but also the coveted "Basel Golden Drum" trophy.
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Once again the amateurs will demonstrate the abilities of their horses, starting at 8:30 and 11:15. At 14.15 the Helvetia International Amateur Final will start, now in its third year. The programme continues at 16:30 with the Grand Basel Showjumping event, held under the patronage of Solbau GmbH. The Swiss Horse of the Year will be honoured at 19:10, followed at 19:30 by the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois trophy – a jump-off event.
Sunday, 10 January 2016
At 10:15 the professional riders will compete for the Canton Basel-Landschaft trophy. At 14:15 a lot is at stake: a competition with a jump height of 160cm and a field of 45 riders, of which 15 will qualify for the final. It is no less than the LONGINES GRAND PRIX – one of the best remunerated indoor Grand Prix competitions in the world.