Leaping de Sion celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this weekend

Leaping de Sion celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this weekend

Leaping de Sion celebrates its quarter century. Regardless of a collision of dates with the CSI**** Ascona, which integrates the Swiss Elite championship, the Sedunoise occasion welcomes till Sunday some 280 riders, together with round forty Valaisans and almost 400 horses.

Within the wake of the Covid and its restrictive measures, a lower in participation of 20 to 30% has been noticed in competitions in French-speaking Switzerland. The fault partially to the financial system and a drop in gross sales of equines, the necessities and the elevated price to cross the patent rider. The principles of the FSSE and its calculation of factors forcing novice riders to compete overseas additionally exerts an affect on this drop.

Very talked-about with rivals for the sporting facet but additionally for its notoriety, its longevity and its environment, the Sédunois competitors is an exception. It exhibits full. Some checks have been duplicated.

Occasions to not be missed from Thursday

On the opening, the younger riders met on Wednesday on the Tourbillon sports activities website. From 8 am till dusk, they now give method to licensed riders and their mounts to make sure the present on the monitor.

A number of occasions are to not be missed: the preparatory rounds for the primary Grand Prix set for Thursday from 3:45 p.m. and Friday from 10:45 a.m. The “six-bars” might be contested on Saturday from 6 p.m. The finals will carry collectively the seventy greatest performing pairs from 8 a.m. on Sunday.

The Grand Prix of the town of Sion, a 150 cm, might be disputed from 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. It can qualify for the 2023 nationwide elite championship. It can additionally rely for the allocation of the “wild playing cards” of the CSI of Geneva.

Admission to the occasion and to the exhibitors’ village is free. This system and data can be found at www.jumpingnationaldesion.ch

By Isabelle Papilloud

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