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First rider to sign up: Michel Robert!

6 September 2019

The deadline for entries for the CSI5*- W is still a long way away (October 23rd) but there is already a first illustrious entry; Michel Robert will be among the leading competitors thanks to a wild-card allocated by the Organising Committee.

The evergreen French champion (born in 1948!) will return to Jumping Verona, a show he has missed since 2010 and, after hanging up his boots for a while, is now experiencing a second sporting youth as shown by his wins in the Small Grand Prix at the St. Gallen CSIO5* and more recently in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Valence.

Michel Robert’s presence in Verona emphasises the very important role that the French champion, who is a living monument to equestrianism, will play this year at Fieracavalli. Michel Robert is an active member of the ‘Fieracavalli Academy’, a new initiative that sponsors an ethical approach to the equestrian world. Together with Team WOW of which he is the technical director, he is a testimonial for the project’s sports activities and on Saturday, November 9th, with his WOW Michel Robert Experience, there will be a whole day of theoretical and practical training for riders and fans of all ages.