For the first time in about 15 years Jumping Mechelen will be hosting an exciting auction for young show jumping horses. Niels Bruynseels, Stijn Van Campenhout, Erik De Winter, Peter Bollen, Nick Van Turnhout, Olivier Boudewijns and Wendy Wauters join forces to bring the event back to Flanders’ Christmas Horse Show. They will be linking the auction to the loose jumping competition for 2-year-old horses for which the preliminaries will be kicking off in August.
Jumping Mechelen once organized the very first auction for show jumping horses in Europe. At the time, it was one of the most anticipated events at the show. But due to the increasing popularity of the dressage and driving world cups, it became a challenge to include the auction in the program. Therefore, about 15 years ago, the auction was cancelled.
Now, for the 2019 edition, the Flanders' Christmas Horse Show organization is bringing back the auction, in a restyled format, tailored to the current horse industry standards.
A contemporary auction requires updated selection criteria. The auction will therefore be linked to the loose jumping competitions for 2-year-old horses. Wendy Wauters: “In order to participate in the loose jumping final in Malines, horses will have to qualify via several preliminary rounds. First they will participate in at least one of our 8 selection competitions. The best scoring 30% of each contest qualifies for the semi-finals (Azelhof | Lier | 8 December 2019). Whichever horses jump best at the semi's, get the chance to compete in the finals at Jumping Mechelen and are eligible to be entered in the auction that will take place shortly after the competition.”
Calendar Loose Jumping for 2-year-old horses | Preliminary rounds Jumping Mechelen
17-18/08/2019 | Gesves
10/09/2019 | Ghlin
Sept – okt 2019 | Waregem (date TBA)
26/10/2019 | Tienen
01/11/2019 | Hulsterlo
11/11/2019 | Ternat
16/11/2019 | Rijmenam
23/11/2019 | Heusden
- Event: Vrijspringen Limburg
- Info: https://www.belgian-warmblood.com
- Contact: Boudewijn Schepers | firstname.lastname@example.org | +32(0)474 45 37 16
08/12/2019 | Semi Finals | Lier
27/12/2019 | Finals | Mechelen