Der LONGINES CSI BASEL sporting programme has been designed to highlight the drama of unfolding events, with emphasis on suspense and variety.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
The tenth occasion of this event, named LONGINES CSI BASEL after its sponsor, will begin at 8:30 with two amateur competitions over 120 and 130cm jumps. The professionals will face each other in the first open events at 14:00. At 17:00 the BMW X5 trophy will be contested, a competition over 145cm obstacles. This will be followed at 20:00 by the highlight of the day: the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois trophy – a jump-off event.
Friday, 11 January 2019
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 16:45 by the no less exciting Abt Automobile AG-Prize progressive points event. As a crowning finale riders will compete for the LONGINES GRAND PRIX, which will be held as a jump-off and counts as qualification for the Longines FEI World Cup™ of Sunday.
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Once again the amateurs will demonstrate the abilities of their horses, starting at 8:30 and 11:15. At 14:00 the Helvetia International Amateur Final will start, now in its sixth year. The Swiss Horse of the Year will be honoured at 15:35. The programme continues at 17:00 with the Grand Basel Showjumping event, held under the patronage of Dach + Holztech GmbH, followed at 19:45 by Basel City Championships. In this demanding event riders will compete not only for the financial rewards, but also the coveted "Basel Golden Drum" trophy.
Sunday, 13 January 2019
At 10 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. It is no less than the Longines FEI World Cup™ presented by J. Safra Sarasin.