Sunday, November 29, 2015 · 6:07 AM

LONGINES CSI BASEL. The most important things in brief

The most important things in brief

LONGINES CSI BASEL brings excitement to showjumping

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, now 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 13:30. At 16:15 the Thermoplan AG trophy will be contested, a competition over 145cm obstacles. This will be followed at 19:15 by the highlight of the day: the Basel City Championships. In this demanding event riders will compete not only for the financial rewards, but also the coveted "Basel Golden Drum" trophy.

Friday, 8 January 2016
The second day of the tournament will begin with two further amateur competitions starting at 8:30. At 13:30 the professionals will enter the arena to compete for the Garage Nepple AG trophy. This is followed at 16:15 by the no less exciting Fiat Group Automobiles Switzerland SA progressive points event. As a crowning finale riders will compete for the LGT trophy, which will be held as a jump-off.

Saturday, 9 January 2016
Once again the amateurs will demonstrate the abilities of their horses, starting at 8:15 and 11:00. At 14.15 the Helvetia International Amateur Final will start, now in its second 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 19:00, followed at 19:15 by the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois trophy – a jump-off event.

Sunday, 10 January 2016
At 10:00 the professional riders will compete for the Canton Basel-Landschaft trophy. At 14:00 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.

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Nov 29, 2015
6:00:00 AM CET