Fresh new ideas are always welcome in any sport, and in a move that marks the forward thinking of Jumping Verona, the 2021 edition will host a brand new competition. Designed in partnership between Fieracavalli and Scuderia 1918, the Top Team contest will see representatives from Team Scuderia 1918 take on another team made up of the world’s top riders in a spectacular speed class in which every jump left standing will add value to the final total prize money that will all go to charity.
Amongst those expected to take part are Giulia Martinengo Marquet who rides for the Air Force and is one of the mainstays of Italian showjumping, America’s Jessica Springsteen who is a team silver medallist from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, French star Kevin Staut who won team gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs, team gold and individual silver medallist at the Longines FEI Jumping European Championships 2021 staged in Riesenbeck, Germany last month.
The Top Team competition will be the highlight of the afternoon on Saturday 6th November just before the Small Grand Prix.
The action gets underway on Friday 5th, and Jumping Verona 2021 promises three days of prime-time sport which will conclude with a new name added to the star-studded Roll of Honour as winner of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup qualifier. It’s going to be great!