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Saumur Complet CCI4*-L will go ahead

 Christopher Burton wins CCI 4*L of Saumur Complet with Polystar I © Les Garennes

Christopher Burton jumps to victory at the 2019 CCI 4*L Saumur Complet with Polystar I

© Les Garennes


The Equestrian Committee of Saumur has announced that despite the tense health-care situation in Europe, which concerns both humans and horses due to Covid-19 and EHV-1, they will forge ahead with plans to run their spring event, Saumur Complet from April 29th to May 2nd 2021, in the name of sport.

The 35th edition of the event is a key fixture for French athletes' preparation and road to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where France will have a leading place to defend. Between now and the Tokyo Olympics Games, opportunities will be rare for European eventers to perfect their preparation: in Western Europe, only seven CCI 4 * -L and CCI 5 * -L have been maintained on schedule up to the 30th of June. A the last qualifying step for the French riders, the Saumur Complet will be run from under strict sanitary condi[1]tions, in closed session. The public will not be able to physically access the Hippodrome de Verrie. An exceptional digital service is being developed to allow everyone to follow the action remotely, within the limits of digital technology.

From the 29th of April until the 2nd of May, more than 200 horses are expected in Maine-et-Loire. In addi[1]tion to the closed session put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, strict health care protocols will be put in place to protect the health of the horses.

In parallel with the CCI4*-L of Saumur Complet, two other formats will be offered to riders: a CCI3* -S and a CCI2  -L. This multiplication of formats allows riders to arrive in Saumur together with several horses, including mounts in training. It also allows European Juniors and Young Riders to prepare for their European Championships, which will be held in Sweden at the end of August.

For more information, visit the Saumur Complet website here.






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