The Royal Jump
The Royal Jump will gather the eventing and showjumping Olympic medallists from June 1st to 5th.
So, what is the Royal Jump? The Royal Jump is a brand new eventing and showjumping show in the same weekend, which will occur from June, 1st to 5th at the Château de Bertichères, in the town of Chaumont en Vexin, France. Worthy of the biggest eventing shows in Great Britain, the course will be designed around a magnificent golf course on a naturally undulating field and an exceptional ground.
Hervé Taieb, its creator, said that he was “impressed by the French eventing team performance, offering our country its first gold medal from the Olympic Games of Rio. I immediately accepted to develop this project to put discipline not so much well-known in France under the spotlight”, and has simply surrounded himself by the best contractors of the equestrian sector to carry out this original project.
On November, 9th 2016, the international course designer Peter Hasenbölher, who will get help from the French designer Mathieu Borgoo, the French reference manufacturer Christian Aschard (from the company Equibois, which carries out the biggest French courses, but also international ones, like Aachen) and Jean-Yves Bonneau, the event director, made a first recognition on site with the owner, Hervé Taieb. “It is an inspiring place”, said Peter Hasenböler, who had already his course in mind. “When you come to this place, there is something magical, marvelled Christian Aschard. This brings us close to what we can find in England. Between the beauty of the place and the quality of the ground, which is exceptional, I think we can do something really great.” Event director, Jean-Yves Bonneau was the one who got the idea to organize a top level eventing show on this beautiful place and convinced Hervé Taieb, who is a jumping rider. “Michel Ismalun made me discover this place, said Jean-Yves. The course designer told me he built courses in an incredible spot, and that it would be perfect for eventing. Then I wanted to gather the best team to realize the cross course, so I called Peter and Christian, who are used to work together.” The singularity of this event is that it will associate an international eventing show (CIC 1 and 2*) and a national showjumping, where some Olympic medallists think about coming since the Athina Onasis Show of Saint-Tropez will end on Saturday, June 3rd 2017. On the Monday, a derby will gather the two disciplines and the Rio’s medallists!