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2024 Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping season preview

(Photo: Rolex Grand Slam / Thomas Lovelock) (Photo: Rolex Grand Slam / Thomas Lovelock)

Often considered to be the sport’s ultimate challenge, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping will once again be at the forefront of every rider’s ambitions for the year ahead. As with the Majors in sports such as tennis and golf, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Majors are considered to be the most esteemed and celebrated competitions in the world, which require the highest level of skill from horse and rider. Such is the prestige of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping that it attracts the world’s best horse and rider combinations from across the globe, resulting in unmatched levels of competition.

 

The first Major of the year, The Dutch Masters, takes place over four days from 7–10 March. First staged in 1967, the Show will be the last Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Major to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the initiative after celebrations began at the CHIO Aachen 2023. Following his victory at the CHI Geneva in December, the young German Richard Vogel will make his debut in the main arena of the breathtaking Brabanthallen as the live contender of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping with the hopes of continuing his quest to become only the second rider in history to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.

 

Often compared to The Championships, Wimbledon, in tennis, the CHIO Aachen provides a fitting stage for the finest levels of competition in the sport. Also known as the World Equestrian Festival, the show hosts five international equestrian disciplines, with the pinnacle of the 10-days of action coming on Sunday 7 July with the Rolex Grand Prix. On the hallowed ground of the Aachen-Soers arena, with 40,000 passionate equestrian fans in the stands, 40 of the world’s most talented horse and rider combinations will compete over three rounds with the hopes of etching their names onto the iconic winner's board.

 

The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Major calendar then makes the journey across the Atlantic Ocean to what is often considered to be the leading venue in North America – Spruce Meadows. The CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament (4–8 September) hosts one of the biggest Grand Prix in the world, the CPKC ‘International’ Grand Prix, presented by Rolex where course designer Leopoldo Palacios is known to provide the ultimate test of bravery, precision, and scope. Last year’s competition was won in spectacular fashion by Rolex Testimonee Martin Fuchs with his talented partner, Leone Jei.

 

The CHI Geneva will conclude the 2024 Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping calendar year. From 11–15 December, the show will bring together an outstanding line-up of elite athletes to the beautiful city of Geneva. The show, held in the impressive Palexpo, is widely regarded to be the leading indoor Show Jumping venue. With a packed schedule of sport, the Rolex Grand Prix will provide a fitting conclusion to what is set to be yet another sensational year of Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping action. 

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