The Cannes Jumping International is back
From June 2nd to the 4th, 2022, Cannes will once again host the Jumping International at the Hesperides stadium, after two years of absence due to Covid. The Cannes jumping is one of the most important in the world. It is a major stop on the "Longines Global Champions Tour.
This must-see horse show in the Cannes events and sports calendar combines elegance and top-notch sport. In addition, it is part of the ambitious programme «Cannes, capital of outdoor sport» launched in 2016 by David Lisnard, which aims to promote the practice of sport and the organization of quality sports events throughout the municipality.
Jumping, a must-see equestrian event for 39 years
The first Cannes Jumping International was held in 1982 in the Hesperides district. Now a must-see, it is part of a long and rich tradition of equestrian disciplines in Cannes, particularly transmitted by English winterers in the 19th century.
Jumping returns for a 39th edition from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th of June 2022. During these three days, the best horse riders in the world will succeed each other at the Hespérides stadium, in the Pointe Croisette sector. The Cannes stage is the seventh of the «Longines Global Champions Tour», the international show jumping competition. In 2019, this competition brought together 120 competitors and more than 12,600 spectators, proof of its success with the public.
Encourage the practice of sport, create and improve sports infrastructures
This annual event is fully in line with the «Cannes, capital of outdoor sports» programme launched in April 2016 by David Lisnard to encourage "Cannois" people to practice sport. This municipal approach is also reflected in the creation and renovation of sports infrastructure in all municipal districts to allow clubs and associations to benefit from sites and locals in line with their activities and improve quality user reception. The "Stade des Hespérides", which is hosting this prestigious competition, is benefiting from upgrades undertaken by the municipality since 2017.
The first two phases of these operations allowed, among other things, the creation of a new removable synthetic land, a asphalt mix of 8,600 m2, an underground retention pond of 760 m2 to regulate the water supply to the storm water collector, the replacement of the field lighting and renovation of the multi-purpose room. The third phase, the delivery of which is planned before the competition, includes: the renovation of the grandstand, the rehabilitation of the changing rooms, the construction of a toilet block, the construction of a club house for the resident football association ("Olympique Suquétan Cannes Croisette") and the development of green space areas to enhance the site. In addition, as every year, the City of Cannes provides logistical and financial support to the association J.F.B International Horse Show for the good conduct of this event that contributes to the international influence, sport and tourism of Cannes and the Côte d'Azur.