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.