AMSTERDAM â The international horse sport association, FEI has granted Jumping Amsterdam of organizing another three qualifiers for the Jumping World Cup™. After several years of absence from their calendar, Jumping Amsterdam was given a Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ again for the 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons. After the success of the first year, three more editions have now been added. âWe are proud of the trust the FEI gives us. With the last edition, Jumping Amsterdam proved that both world cups belong in RAI Amsterdam. Itâs fantastic that our ambition in the field of sport is getting a structural character this way.â says Irene Verheul, sport director of Jumping Amsterdam.
The first renewed edition of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ during Jumping Amsterdam in RAI Amsterdam in January 2019 was a great success. The top riders, including Swedish winner Henrik von Eckermann, were enthusiastic about the show. The FEI has therefore assigned the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ to Jumping Amsterdam for another three years. “It is a nice compliment for the entire team and everyone who is connected with us in any way,” says Verheul. “There is a nice collaboration with the FEI and Longines, the main sponsor of the World Cup. This runs beautifully in line with our long-term strategy: organizing a high-quality event that is accessible to everyone and where top sport at the highest level is central.â
Maarten van der Heijden, Director of Sports at the KNHS (the Dutch horse sport association), is pleased with the commitment of the FEI. âAfter a few years of absence, Jumping Amsterdam organized a Jumping World Cup qualifier in the Netherlands again. They did that with such enthusiasm that the FEI immediately complimented the organization by awarding them with qualifiers for another three years. That assures Jumping Amsterdam of a Jumping World Cup qualifier in the seasons 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.
Jumping Amsterdam has also been organizing a world cup qualification for dressage riders for many years. The freestyle test that belongs to this competition has been structurally sold out in Amsterdam over the last few years. This will undoubtedly also be the case during the upcoming edition of the top horse show in the Dutch capital. In February the FEI will announce whether the Dressage World Cup qualifier will be assigned to Jumping Amsterdam again after 2020.
The upcoming edition of Jumping Amsterdam will take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 January 2020 with the FEI Dressage World Cup ™ on Saturday afternoon and the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ presented by RAI Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon.
The 2020 program can be found here.