Initiated in 2014, and for the first time in France during the Jumping International de Bordeaux, this indoor derby gathers the best eventing riders for a breathtaking class that set the public alight. Again this year, this indoor cross promises great sensations, both for the spectators and the best world riders who will once again come to participation to this unique competition during the Jumping International de Bordeaux.
The Jumping International has promoted driving through the different classes’ offered during the event, and decided in 2014 to honor another discipline of the equestrian sports, eventing. Authentic cross-country installed among the main arena and the warm-up arena, the Devoucoux Indoord Derby is a course composed by twenty fixed and showjmping-typed obstacles over a one kilometer ride. But be careful not to mixed up this competition with a true eventing one. The Devoucoux Indoor Derby is a version halfway between the cross and the hunting course that came back to the grid these past few years.
This year, the French riders will be even more celebrated as they have earned their qualification for the Olympic Games of Rio last October, by winning two medals at the European Championships (which took place in Blair Castle, Scotland). One thing to highlight, Sidney Dufresne, who won consecutively Stuttgart and Geneva with his horse Looping de Buissy, will be participating to the competition of Bordeaux.