Geneva, 28th September 2020 – Why can’t the world’s top riders and drivers do the same as hockey players and footballers? The organisers of the Geneva International Horse Show (CHIG), while aware of the issues, have come up with a concept of full health protection and are delighted to announce the 60th edition of their show-jumping, driving and cross-country competitions from 10th to 13th December 2020.
CHI Geneva organisers have for the last few months been planning the details of the 60th show, along with a comprehensive range of stringent health security measures. Although they are aware that the epidemiological situation could change at any time, they really want to be able to offer both riders and equestrian sports fans an opportunity to meet and have a good time.
“We’ve studied all the options and we’ve concluded that the CHI Geneva event can be held against a backdrop of strict appropriate health measures that will enable us to ensure the safety of everyone”, specifies Sophie Mottu Morel, CHI Geneva Show Director. She adds: “We’re well aware that the health situation could change before December and this could force us to make other decisions in the next few weeks, but we’re doing everything in our power to enable the staging of CHI Geneva 2020. We’re determined to put on a 60th event that showcases the sport at the highest level. It will appeal to spectators, competitors and sponsors alike.”
So, show jumping, driving and the indoor cross-country race will all be in this year’s programme. There will be many highlights, notably the 20th Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final on the Friday evening and the Rolex Grand Prix, one of the four legs of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, on the Sunday. The competition launched last year for talented under-25 riders will be held again, as will the renowned Indoor Cross-country presented by Tribune de Genève, and the FEI Driving World Cup presented by RTS.
The organising committee would like to warmly thank their partners, who have provided solid support throughout these last months and who are fully behind today’s decision. So, we will all meet from 10th to 13th December to welcome the riders and drivers to the Geneva arena.