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June 07, 2022

An equestrian summer inDeauville

Cradle of the biggest stars of galloping and epicenter of the equine industry, inDeauville is transformed every summer into the capital of the horse. For three months, the city vibrates to the rhythm of the strides of the best horses and exceptional competitions: the prestigious races of the Meeting de Deauville Barrière, the Meeting de Deauville Barrière, the theme days of Clairefontaine, the sales of yearlings of Arqana recognized in the world, the three-star Longines Deauville Classic show jumping competition, the Barrière Deauville Polo Cup international polo championship… Professionals, enthusiasts, neophytes and families, everyone is invited to enjoy an equestrian summer.

The Jump'in Deauville, a springboard to the top

This international show jumping competition launches the horse show season every year and focuses on the high level to attract the best French riders. Under the colors of their flag, the riders compete on the 18 tests Jump'in techniques, with bars oscillating between 1m10 and 1m45. A real springboard for future international champions, the competition once again welcomes some of the best drivers from France and Normandy. With twenty nations on the track, 100 competitors and 400 horses engaged, the Jump'in offers the public an explosive cocktail combining sport and festivities. The event has three levels: a CSI1*, for an CSI2* and, for amateur French riders, a stage of the federal circuit called "Amateurs Gold Tour FFE – Esthederm". The highlight of these four days of competition, the Sunday Grand Prix afternoon which crowns the best rider and his best mount!

 

When? from June 9 to 12 at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville

 Jump'in Deauville 

Jump'in Deauville ©Laurent Lachèvre
Deauville Jump'in ©Laurent Lachevre
Jump'in Deauville ©Laurent Lachèvre
Deauville Jump'in ©Laurent Lachevre

Sotheby's International Realty CSIO Deauville, a great first

After Mannheim, Bratislava, Aalborg, Lisbon, Madrid or even Athens, this new CSIO 3* is settling in Longines International Horse Pole - Deauville for one of the semi-finals of the Longines EEF Series, the series of European Nations Cup which sees the greatest talents in the team discipline compete throughout the year around the world. The stakes are high since the team that wins the final reaches the following year the European Division 1 of the world circuit Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup. In total, 10 national teams, 300 horses et 20 000 spectators are expected for this extremely competitive meeting: great sport!

 

When? from June 23 to 26 at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville

 The Sotheby's International Realty CSIO Deauville 

CSIO at the Longines International Horse Pole - Deauville ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
CSIO at the Longines International Horse Pole - Deauville © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
CSIO at the Longines International Horse Pole - Deauville ©DR
CSIO at the Longines International Horse Pole - Deauville © DR

The Dress'in Deauville, finesse and equestrian elegance

Le Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville celebrates the 10 years of Dress'in Deauville, his not-to-be-missed dressage event, which occasionally brings together 78 of the greatest riders from fifteen nations. Harmony, precision, elegance and complicity are some of the characteristics qualifying this competition, which requires a constant search for the aesthetics of the movement, in search of a perfect osmosis to obtain the best possible result. In compulsory or free figures to music, the riders and their mounts present their recovery to a five-star jury, this sequence of merry-go-round figures (circle, diagonal, half-volt, etc.) repeated many times to shine in 8 levels of competition. : CDI3*, CDI2*, CDI Amateurs, CDI U25, CDI YH (young horses), CDI YR (Young Riders), CDI J (Juniors) and permanent contract (ponies).

 

When? from 21 to 24 July at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville

 Dress'in Deauville 

Dress'in Deauville ©Naïade Plante
Dress'in Deauville ©Naïade Plante
Dress'in Deauville © Naïade Plante

The Meeting de Deauville Barrière, the international galloping elite

World-renowned Grand Prix that attract international big names, record prize money, top-flight program with no less than six Group 1s on the bill... Every year in August, theDeauville-La Touques racecourse becomes the international crossroads of galloping, the object of all desires with its mythical Deauville Barrière Meeting ! It is that in 158 years of existence, the racetrack has been able to rise to the first rank of flat racecourses in France by the number of meetings and group races. Thus, the most successful international thoroughbreds and the best jockeys meet on the tracks for a month to offer a unique experience to an ever-growing amateur public.

Highlights:

When? from August 2 to 28 at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse

 The agenda of the Deauville Barrière Meeting 

The Darley Prix Morny at the Meeting de Deauville Barrière ©Alexis Toureau
The Darley Prix Morny at the Deauville Barrière Meeting ©Alexis Toureau

Along with horse racing, free entertainment come to life all around the red brick building and the display ring. On the family side, the Galop Kids Village introduces the youngest to horse riding and the equestrian world, in a fun way: pony baptisms at the minippodrome, inflatable horse racing with the Pony Hop Race, mini stable and its life-size wooden structures to create magical stories... Novices in search of curiosities take part in a backstage guided tour of the racecourse to discover behind the scenes and understand how it works. And every Thursday, to enjoy the semi-night races, the racetrack takes on the air of a guinguette with the bar The Black Guy and its outdoor terrace, surrounded by many food trucks.

Lots of entertainment every race day © Scoopdyga - Elliott Chouraqui / Bruno Vandevelde
Many activities on each race day ©Scoopdyga - Elliott Chouraqui / Bruno Vandevelde

The Deauville-Clairefontaine Meeting, three disciplines on the slopes

Newer than its neighbour, theDeauville-Clairefontaine racecourse is unique in Normandy: it is the only tridisciplinary racetrack capable of accommodating trotting, galloping and show jumping races. Renowned for its family, it opens its doors on June 20 for its traditional meeting and its 19 days of spectacular races which can be seen from the Anglo-Norman buildings. An unequaled charm that is revealed step by step between the many trees and the 100 flowers planted all around. Country atmosphere so to enjoy thematic days, visit the racecourse and meet the craftsmen at the Exhibitors' Village. Kingdom where children are kings, the Village Hippik Kids in full swing to put their foot in the stirrup! pony baptisms for an unforgettable first time, giant small horse game for a fantastic ride and other surprises await little darlings from 3 years old.

Dates to remember :

  • Obstacle: June 20 / July 4, 21 and 28 / August 8 / September 12
  • Dish: July 1, 9, 15, 23 and 31 / August 3, 5, 13, 19 and 26 / October 17 and 21
  • Trotting: July 14, 17 and 24
  • Flat & obstacle: August 12 and 22

When? from June 20 to October 22 at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse

 The Clairefontaine Meeting agenda 

Obstacle course at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Obstacle course at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Deauville-Clairefontaine Racecourse ©Naïade Plante
Deauville-Clairefontaine Racecourse © Naïade Plante
Pony baptism at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Pony baptism at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

La Barrière Deauville Polo Cup, the place to be in August

It has been 142 years since the first polo match was disputed in Deauville. The club, meanwhile, was created in 1907 thanks to Robert de Rothschild, Captain Joubert and the Duc de Guiche. If great princely and political names marched on the grounds of theDeauville-La Touques racecourse, like the King of Spain Alfonso XIII and the Maharaja of Jaipur, it is today the best polo players from all over the world who flock to the Barrier Deauville Polo Cup to wield the mallet and try to win in one of the four tournaments – Silver Cup, Ladies Polo Cup, Bronze Cup et Gold Cup –, and, for the most ambitious, to win the 72nd edition of the legendary Gold Cup. Who will succeed Los Dragones, big winners in 2021?

Dates to remember :

  • From August 6 to 14: Silver Cup - 14/16 Goals
  • From August 10 to 13: Ladies Polo Cup - 12/14 Goals
  • From August 15 to 27: Bronze Cup - 6/8 Goals
  • From August 15 to 28: Gold Cup - 14/16 Goals

When? from August 6 to 28 at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse

 La Barrière Deauville Polo Cup 

Barrière Deauville Polo Cup 2021 ©rbpresse - Pascal Renauldon
Barrier Deauville Polo Cup 2021 ©rbpresse - Pascal Renauldon
Los Dragones, big winners of the 2021 Gold Cup ©rbpresse - Pascal Renauldon
Los Dragones, big winners of the 2021 Gold Cup ©rbpresse - Pascal Renauldon

The Longines Deauville Classic, a three-star competition

The biggest obstacle course of the year! Having become a must in the Norman sports calendar in five editions, the prestigious CSI 3* Longines Deauville Classic welcomes for its 6 years more than 200 riders et 350 horses. Four intense days of competition with, as always, the Longines Equestrian Challenge Normandy, to culminate with the CSI 3* Longines Grand Prix of the Normandy Region at 1m50 on Sunday. Great riders from the international scene have already made the trip there in recent years, including Steve Guerdat (# 3) Julien Epaillard (# 14) Kevin Staut (# 21) and Penelope Leprevost (#28).

The queen event of the competition, the Longines Equestrian Challenge Normandie is unique in its kind: it brings together ten teams made up of a show jumping rider and a galloping jockey for an interdisciplinary exchange. The principle ? Jockeys in show jumping and riders in flat racing! The "jumpers", advised by a jockey, take the start of a race on theDeauville-La Touques racecourse. The following evening, the jockeys, coached by their partner, set off on a jumping course at Longines International Horse Center - Deauville.

Highlights:

  • August 11: flat race by the riders at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse
  • 12 August: show jumping course by the jockeys at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines-Deauville
  • August 14: Longines Grand Prix of the Normandy Region

When? from August 11 to 14 at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville

 The Longines Deauville Classic 

Longines Deauville Classic ©Naïade Plante
Longines Deauville Classic © Naïade Plante
Longines Deauville Classic ©Naïade Plante
© Naïade Plante
Longines Deauville Classic ©Leo Lemasson
© Léo Lemasson

The August yearling sales, in search of the stars of tomorrow

There are crowds around Elie de Brignac room, the scene of auctions conducted by Arqana, leader in yearling sales in France and second on the European market after Tattersalls in England. As usual, they take place on the same weekend as the Jacques Le Marois Prize, within theDeauville La Touques racecourse located directly opposite. On site, the elite of yearlings, these one-year-old English thoroughbreds who are rigorously inspected by buyers and chosen for their pedigrees (dam or father's performance), their physique and their origins, in the hope to see them become the future champions of galloping. In 2021, a very good sale created a sensation: a daughter ofDubawi stallion and typical mare was sold for 2,4 million euros, making it the "top price" of the edition. This female was bred near Bayeux, within the Haras d'Etreham, one of the largest in France. For the record, another filly from Dubawi had been sold for 620 euros the previous year.

 

When? from August 13 to 15 at the Elie de Brignac establishment

 August yearling sales 

August Yearling Sales ©Zuzanna Lupa
August Yearling Sales ©Zuzanna Lupa
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