Wednesday, July 1, 2015 · 6:49 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, 8 January 2015
The fifth CSI Basel, now sponsored by LONGINES, begins 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, an event over 145cm obstacles. This is followed at 19:15 by the grand event of the day: the Basel City Championships. In this demanding event riders are competing not only for the financial rewards, but also the coveted "Basel Golden Drum" trophy.

Friday, 9 January 2015
The second day of the tournament begins with two further amateur competions starting at 8:30. At 13:30 the professionals will enter the arena to compete for the Garage Nepple 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, 10 January 2015
Once again the amateurs will demonstrate the abilities of their horses, starting at 8:15 and 11:00. On 14.15 the 1.Helvetia International Amateur Final starts. The programme continues in a lively manner 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, 11 January 2015
At 10:00 the professional riders will compete for the Canton Basel-Landschaft trophy. At  14:00 a lot is at stake: an event with a jump height of 160cm and a field of 45 riders, of which 15 will qualify for the final. The competion in question is no less than the LONGINES GRAND PRIX - one of the largest sum in the world awarded at an indoor event.

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Jul 1, 2015
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