FEI World Cup finals: The return to a legendary venue
Hofft auf eine Teilnahme bei den Weltreiterspielen in Tryon: Marcus Ehning. Foto: sportfot

FEI World Cup finals: The return to a legendary venue

At the end of the 2017-2018 season, Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final will be back at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, a venue that has staged some of the great events in the history of equestrian sports. The GL events Group – the organiser of the Equita Show and the last World Cup finals to be held in France, in Lyon in 2014 – is responsible for the organisation. The event takes place from 11 to 15 April 2018.

A rare event
Intense, exciting sport in a brand new arena filled with 40,000 spectators over the course of the event; this is the atmosphere that awaits the public from France and around the world at the AccorHotels Arena from 11 to 15 April, thanks to the GL events Group, Longines, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the French Equitation Federation (FFE). This global competition brings together the world’s top riders, who must first qualify on their respective continents through regional leagues.

Paris and the FEI World Cups: great moments in equestrian history

Since the opening of the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy in 1984, the French capital has been the scene of great moments in the history of horse-riding and the Show jumping World Cup. The first winner of a World Cup Grand Prix at Bercy in April 1984 was Fritz Ligges, on Ramzes, who finished ahead of the great Brazilian rider Nelson Pessoa, on Larramy.

Renovated in 2015, and now known as the AccorHotels Arena, this legendary venue will once again be welcoming the greatest horses and riders this year. Indeed, the public will get used to the sound of galloping horses at the arena since the Longines FEI Show jumping and FEI Dressage finals will henceforth be coming back regularly to Paris.