Every year, the International Jumping Monte-Carlo brings together the best riders in the world. It is both a show jumping competition and a race against time.
2020 should have marked the15th anniversary of this event. Due to the health situation related to Covid-19 and in view of the uncertainties weighing on the organisation, this edition was cancelled. In any case, for more than a decade now, there have been some great sporting moments, a lot of emotion and some exceptional shows, all in front of the Prince of Monaco’s Palace. Over the years, thanks to the quality and technicality of its tracks and equipment, the Monte-Carlo International Jumping has become a symbol of excellence and a unique race for the riders and spectators. It is also the third largest sporting event in the Principality, just behind the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Tennis Masters.
Taking place on Quai Albert I and under the famous Rock, as well as making up a leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour since 2006, this is a show jumping competition like no other. During the competition, the horses live in the harbour; a rare sight to see these champions resting between the two events amongst the most beautiful yachts in the world. Furthermore, those jumping in the amateur division compete during the day and the more professional jumpers compete in the evening. This makes the event perfect for spectators looking for thrills.
One of the highlights of this three day competition is always the Longines Pro-Am Cup. Sponsored by Charlotte Casiraghi, this event pits confirmed amateur teams against international riders in a fight to win first place. As time passes, the atmosphere in the stands and dressing rooms heightens. Whoever comes out victorious will make it back to their dressing rooms with a crown on their heads and riches in their pockets, as a sign of their sporting prowess. On the same side as the training paddock are the shops in the Exhibitors’ Village, where, inbetween events, spectators can stroll around and meet the show jumping champions.