Jumper & Hunter Highlights to Be Featured at Classique Internationale de Blainville (Jumping Blainville)

The Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) is preparing for World-Class Competition. Photo Courtesy of the Client.

Blainville, Quebec – May 31, 2011 – As part of promoting the sport of show jumping for young riders, the Classique Internationale de Blainville (Jumping Blainville) will be hosting the FEI Children for East Canada class on Saturday July 16, with the second round Sunday July 17, in the Grand Prix Ring.

Riders born between January 1st 1997 and December 31st 1999 are eligible to compete. Each tour consists of two competitions run over different courses by a Course Designer designated by the FEI. Riders have access to the course through the FEI’s web site, and competitive equality is created by having all athletes execute a course identically built in each country.  Thirty-two athletes will be qualified to participate in the Finals, which is organised with borrowed horses.  This exciting event offers the opportunity for children to ride at the level of international competitors, while pursing their Olympic dreams.

Another highlight event at Jumping Blainville will be the Non Pro Nations Cup, sponsored by L’Oréal Canada, Ombrelle, where teams of three riders compete for $5,000 in prize money.  For the past two years, teams have named and dressed up to represent their group.  This is a crowd favourite where everyone cheers for their chosen team, while riders learn to compete and work as a group.

On Sunday July 17, a $3,000 Hunter Derby will be held, bringing the tradition of and art and horsemanship back in the show ring, stronger and better than ever. Course designer, Herbert Loeffler, SR USHJA, will use the whole 280 x 275 hunter ring to see the horses perform at their best. Horses will perform over a variety of obstacles, including stone walls, animals, barrels, and trees, with embellishments of wild flowers and fake rocks. Only the most brilliant horses will take home the top honours during this event.

On Tuesday July 12, Linda Allen will host a clinic to help riders and trainers prepare for this show and future competition. Allen is considered one of the best builders for young horse competitions and for young rider’s preparation and competitions.  One of the few women to be FEI O 4*, and has designed at the FEI World Cup, Jumping Final, World Equestrian Games and Olympic level. She just came back from the 2011 FEI Show Jumping World Cup Finals in Leipzig.

On the last two days of the horse show, family activities have been added to help draw in spectators for these exciting events. Exhibits will include pony rides, face painting, Musique Plus by well known DJ, Jeff Lauzon, Quebec comedian Emmanuel Auger, a mesmerizing medieval dual on a black and white horse, a Hype group and cheerleaders, antic cars, and kiosques like Cavalia. L’Oréal will be giving out product samples to the crowd, and there will also be bungee rides for the kids, food, drinks and much more. Different sponsors will be giving more than $5,000 in presents to the crowd, including t-shirts, caps, and products, that will be thrown to the most cheerful group.

Horse lovers, family, sponsors and federations around the world are invited to come and view the exciting equestrian competition during the two weeks of Jumping Blainville at the equestrian park.

For the second year, part of the benefices will be given for the André-Delambre Foundation, which supports the University Research on SLA (the Lou Gehrig disease).

For more information about Jumping Blainville or to download a copy of the prize list, please go to www.classiqueblainville.com.

Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) Fast Facts

What:
Jumping Blainville is a leading hunter/jumper competition held at the renowned Equestrian Park of Blainville, featuring $300,000 in total prizes. The first week of competition will be held July 6-10, 2011, and the second week will get underway July 13 and run through July 17, 2011.

Where:
The Equestrian Park of Blainville is located directly in the center of the city of Blainville, within a two-mile range from stores, restaurants and one of the sponsored hotels. It is also less than 20 minutes from Montreal International Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport with its shopping centers and major hotels. Built in 1988, it features a spacious grand prix ring, three high-quality sand rings, permanent and semi permanent stalls, to hold three seasons of Equestrian events of all sorts.

Highlights:

CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE (Jumping Blainville) July 6-10, 2011
Friday, July 8 –     $10,000 Open Welcome Stake
Friday, July 8 –     CET Medal
Saturday, July 9 – $3,500 Horse/Pony Relay
Saturday, July 9 – $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
Sunday, July 10 – $5,000 Nations Cup (non-pro)
Sunday, July 10 – $3,000 Hunter Derby
Sunday, July 10 – $40,000 Grand Prix Jumping Quebec/part of 2011 Jump Canada Cup

CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE – (Jumping Blainville) July 13-17, 2011
Friday, July 15 –     $32,000 Open FEI Welcome Stake
Friday, July 15 –     CET Medal
Saturday, July 16 –  $1,000 Hunter Pony Classic
Saturday, July 16 –  $3,000 Hunter Classic
Saturday, July 16 –  $15,000 Modified Grand Prix
Sunday, July 17 –    $5,000 L’Oréal de Paris Ombrelle, Nation’s Cup (non-pro)
Sunday, July 17 –    FEI Children final class
Sunday, July 17-     $60,000 World Cup/Pan AM Qualifier

Special Clinic
On Tuesday, July 12th, there will be a special clinic open to all, called Walk, Jump and be evaluated by Linda Allen FEI O, course designer and Judge.  Linda just came back from the 2011, FEI World Cup finals in Leipzig, Germany where she also attended a special clinic for the 14 FEI O course designers in the world.

To attend the complete day clinic, the cost will be $125.00 for the walk, jump and evaluation, 2 heights: 1m10 and 1m30.

To participate only in the walk in the morning, the cost will be $75.00.

Also, we will be holding the East FEI children phase 1 and 2 on Saturday July 16th and Sunday morning July 17th, 2011.

Park Entry:
At 1025 chemin du Plan Bouchard, Blainville, the Equestrian park of Blainville is open to children 12 and under for free. The fee for adults is $10 for the 16th and 17th only.

On Sunday July 17th, many activities, like pony rides for children, an International  Medieval battle, Musique Plus, Bungee games for every one, Hypes and their cheerleaders, L’Oréal giving out products, a Cavalia booth, a collection of antique cars, a mini-farm and much more.

Contact Information:
Address: 185 Georges V, Terrebonne, Qc, Canada, J6Y 1P1
Email: info@classiqueblainville.com; jgchasle@jumpingblainville.com; dianechasle@jumpingblainville.com; cell: 514-824-1718
Tel: (450) 621-8899
Tel: 1-855-283-2731
Fax: (450) 621-6897
Website: www.classiqueblainville.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Grand Prix ring features and all weather footing of 350’x 400′. The annex sand ring measures 230′ x 150′, while the two hunter sand rings are 165′ x 275′ and 140′ x 275′. Both hunter rings are equipped with sophisticated sprinkler systems that assure uniform ground moisture conditions and become on Sundays, from two rings to one ring of 305′ X 275′ for the Hunter Derby and Hunter Classic classes.

Shopping:
A blacksmith’s pavilion, boutiques, restaurant and permanent restrooms are less than 500 feet from the main stabling.  –  Shopping Centers are less than 5 miles from the show ground.

Hotels:

Hotel Le Mirage de Blainville
1136, boul. Labelle
Blainville (Québec) Canada
J7C 3J4
1.800.561.8719
450.430.8950
info@hotelblainville.com

Hotel Super 8
3 Route J-F Kennedy
Ste Jerome, QC J7Y 4B4
(450) 438-4388
1.888. 868-8604
www.super8stjerome.com

Media Contact:

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Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
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La Federation Équestre du Québec
Laure Chazerand
4545, av Pierre-de Coubertin
Montréal, QC – H1V 3R2
lchazerand@feq.qc.ca, 514 252-3053 / 1 866-575-0515 poste 3402, cell: 514 209-8105.

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