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The Monte-Carlo International Jumping: Big surprises and plenty of Girl Power!

The best riders in the world launched Monaco’s leg of the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour, which took place from Thursday 4 July until Saturday 6 July. The Monte-Carlo International Jumping is the tenth out of fifteen stages on the international circuit. The event culminated with the Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco, worth a total of 1.5 million euros.

The Port Hercule track was buzzing with activity under the Riviera sun. A few metres from the yachts, breathtaking jumps from the globe’s best duos kicked off the first day of the International Jumping of Monte-Carlo.

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Principality’s Equestrian Federation Prize (1.45m, timed) was the main event of the first day. France’s Simon Delestre and Olga van de Kruisheve (10-year-old mare) claimed their 10th victory since October when they flew over all the obstacles at high speeds on the track designed by Italian course designer Uliano Vezzani.

Also among the fastest riders on the circuit, Rio Olympic team champion Roger-Yves Bost, with Ballerine du Vilpion (13-year-old Selle Français mare) claimed second place. American Jessica Springsteen, on Naomi van het Keizershof, completed the podium.

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

 

27,000 Euros for the AMADE Association

At the end of the evening, the Longines Pro-Am Cup, one of the most highly anticipated events, featured new thrills for the spectators. Created and sponsored by Charlotte Casiraghi in 2010, the event brings together international riders coupled with new young talents for a friendly and festive sporting event. All in support of AMADE, founded in 1963 by Princess Grace and currently chaired by Princess Caroline.

Women were on all three spots of this year’s Pro-Am podium. Victory went to Italy’s young Eleonora Sanna and France’s Inès Joly, ahead of Monegasque Juliette Noghes and Felipe Coutinho Mendonca Nagata who were tied with the Greece’s Milena-Maria Pappa and Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano. A check for 27,000 euros was presented by Diane Fissore, president of both the competition and the Equestrian Federation of the Principality of Monaco, at the end of the event.

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco!

Ines Joly and Ambassador Z clinched their first ever 5-star Grand Prix win when they won the Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco! The cup includes 1.5 million euros in prize money, with 495,000 euros for the winner. In a riveting and tense competition, Max Kühner and EIC Up Too Jacco Blue were pushed into second place when the last fence fell! Nina Mallevaey was the second French woman to stand on the podium in third place.

Spectators and VIPs, including former Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat, watched the incredible event. Princess Caroline and Princess Alexandra were joined by the CEO of Longines, Matthias Breschan, at the Royal Hospitality. Spectators lined the course to get a closer look at the skilled riders navigate the tricky technical course in the compact sand arena.

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

The Monte-Carlo International Jumping

 

 

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