|After a week’s break, top-level sport returns to the Côte d’Azur. The doors to the Hubside Jumping Grimaud – Golfe de St Tropez open again to welcome the last two weekends of the Hubside Fall Tour, firstly from the 7th to the 10th of October and then from the 14th to the 17th of October. This week, 3 levels of competition are on the programme with a CSI 1*, a CSI 2* and a CSI 4*, in which, as always, the World’s elite will be present.|
The World’s best show-jumping riders feel at home on the Riviera! It’s illustrated by their loyalty to the Hubside Jumping Grimaud – Golfe de Saint-Tropez. The event promises great competition with 12 riders out of the World top 30 on the start list at this week’s CSI 4*. Among the international champions to be closely watched, Belgians Jos Verlooy and Gregory Wathelet, 3rd in the team competition and 9th in the individual competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and very recently 3rd in the legendary Aix-la-Chapelle Grand Prix, Dutchman Harrie Smolders, winner of the Nations Cup final in Barcelona last weekend, or the Americans Laura Kraut and Lillie Keenan. The Swiss flag will be defended by its two biggest ambassadors, the 2012 Olympic champion Steve Guerdat (n°10 in the World), winner of both the CSI 2* and the CSI 5* Grand Prix at Grimaud on the 26th of September, and Martin Fuchs (n°3) who’s bringing Conner Jei with whom he won the CSI 5* Grand Prix at Dinard last July.