From 29 June to 1 July, Port Hercule will be transformed into an equestrian course for the Jumping International de
Monte-Carlo. For over 15 years, this essential event has been bringing the world's top riders to the Principality.
The Principality prepares to saddle up
Once again this year, the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo, nestled under the ramparts of the Prince's Palace, promises great moments of sporting excitement. The Monegasque leg of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour, the Formula 1 world championship for horses, welcomes the best riders in the world for three days of competition in the heart of Port Hercule, a truly unique setting.
Hoofbeats by the Mediterranean
Setting up an equestrian stadium in the heart of the Hercule port is a unique challenge: tons of fibrous sand have to be brought in, the port has to be transformed into stables and the whole thing has to be given that luxurious environment specific to the event. The horses are housed on the port: a rare sight to see these champions resting among the most beautiful yachts in the world between two events.
The seating around the main arena will host the great and the good, including the grand family names and crowned heads of state all wishing to witness the highest levels of equine competition.
Alongside the arena, spectators can visit the paddocks and stables, browse the event village and possibly meet some of the championship's great rider
A prestigious event
Only the vest best riders and mounts are invited to compete in the Principality.
With its high quality and technically demanding course and facilities, the Jumping International de
Monte-Carlo has come to be a symbol of excellence for riders and spectators alike. It is the third biggest sporting event hosted in the Principality, after the Tennis Masters and the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Thrilling spectacle and elite competition
Like the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the uniqueness of this global meeting lies in the dimensions of its challenging course, which is short, narrow and winding, with numerous obstacles. The competitors therefore need to use every ounce of their technical skill to set the best time and win the trophy. Whether you are a novice or an expert when it comes to equestrianism, you won't fail to be thrilled by the contest!
Over the three days, another prestigious competition sponsored by Charlotte Casiraghi is well worth a look: the Pro-Am Cup. Created in 2010, this unique relay event brings together professional and amateur riders for an exciting race against the clock.
Jumping into 2023
There's a wonderful programme in prospect over the three days, with the amateur events during the day and the elite events in the evening.
Spectators in search of big thrills will not want to miss the highlight of the weekend:
The Longines Global Champions Tour
– GRAND PRIX du Prince de Monaco, Saturday 1 July 2023, when the best riders will come together for the Grand Final after three days of competition, on an extremely challenging course.
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