Blainville, Quebec – May 22, 2011 –The Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) is quickly approaching the kick-off date of July 6, 2011, for its two weeks of exciting hunter/jumper action. The city of Blainville is utilizing its team of full-time employees to make the Equestrian Park of Blainville a welcome home for more than 500 riders over the two weeks of competition. The first week of Jumping Blainville will get underway July 6-10, 2011, and the second week will continue July 13-17, 2011.
Over the next few weeks, buildings and fences will be repainted, rings will be dragged and levelled, and a sign will be installed welcoming riders, owners and their families to Blainville. The mayor, Mr. François Cantin, has pledged to make his park one of the best facilities in the country for riders and their horses so that they will come back every year to participate in the horse show or enjoy a peaceful week riding through the woods. Riders can also drive a short 20 minutes to downtown Montreal to experience its excellent dining and shopping. The Equestrian Park of Blainville is one of the best in the country because of its permanent and semi permanent stalls, wash racks for horses, bathrooms and showers, short distances to barns and rings, and full service restaurant and camper parking.
To prepare for this year’s event, the Equestrian Park of Blainville has sought advice from professionals like, Linda Allen FEI O and Robert Jolicoeur. FEI O, from International Equestrian design to supervise the rings. Robert and Linda, where chosen to evaluate water jumps around the world. Eric Flameng will be on site to help out in supervising as ground manager, the show employees, so when the first load of horses sets foot on site, everybody will be ready to great them. Jumping Blainville wants everyone to feel like the guest of honour. They will offer volunteers to help the grooms and riders to unload their trunks and loads, as well as free coffee and cookies every morning, as well as cold water at every in gate. Wednesday July 6th. At 11;00 a press conference will be held at the VIP, Jockey Club where sponsors, VIP, invited guess and reporters will have the pleasure of overlooking the Grand Prix ring in action. At night, a welcome party will be held for all guests.
Jumping Blainville believes that service is the main ingredient in keeping the horse show alive. Every year before the show, the City of Blainville hosts a special dinner with more than 1000 people from shops, boutiques, stores and commercial centers to advise in extending their hospitality for the equestrian visitors. More than 20,000 people attended last year’s horse show with the help of the City of Blainville and sponsors like the Quebec Government, the Caisse Populaire Desjardins Laurentide Sud and L’Envolée.
And this year, with the help of our new sponsor, L’Oréal de Paris Ombrelle, we hope to have more spectators as Jumping Blainville rolls out the red carpet for all of those in attendance.
For more information about Jumping Blainvillle or to download a copy of the prize list please go to www.classiqueblainville.com.
Photo Credit: The Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) is preparing for World-Class Competition. Photo Courtesy of the Client. This photograph may be used free of charge only in relation to this PMG press release.
Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) Fast Facts
Jumping Blainville is a leading hunter/jumper competition held at the renowned Equestrian Park of Blainville, featuring $300,000 in total prizes. The first week of competition will be held July 6-10, 2011, and the second week will get underway July 13 and run through July 17, 2011.
The Equestrian Park of Blainville is located directly in the center of the city of Blainville, within a two-mile range from stores, restaurants and one of the sponsored hotels. It is also less than 20 minutes from Montreal International Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport with its shopping centers and major hotels. Built in 1988, it features a spacious grand prix ring, three high-quality sand rings, permanent and semi permanent stalls, to hold three seasons of Equestrian events of all sorts.
CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE (Jumping Blainville) July 6-10, 2011
Friday, July 8 – $10,000 Open Welcome Stake
Friday, July 8 – CET Medal
Saturday, July 9 – $3,500 Horse/Pony Relay
Saturday, July 9 – $1,000 Pony Hunter Classic
Sunday, July 10 – $5,000 Nations Cup (non-pro)
Sunday, July 10 – $3,000 Hunter Derby
Sunday, July 10 – $40,000 Grand Prix Jumping Quebec/part of 2011 Jump Canada Cup
CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONAL DE BLAINVILLE - (Jumping Blainville) July 13 -17, 2011
Friday, July 15 – $32,000 Open FEI Welcome Stake
Friday, July 15 – CET Medal
Saturday, July 16 – $1,000 Hunter Pony Classic
Saturday, July 16 – $3,000 Hunter Classic
Saturday, July 16 – $15,000 Modified Grand Prix
Sunday, July 17 – $5,000 L’Oréal de Paris Ombrelle, Nation’s Cup (non-pro)
Sunday, July 17 – FEI Children final class
Sunday, July 17– $60,000 World Cup/Pan AM Qualifier
On Tuesday, July 12th, there will be a special clinic open to all, called
Walk, Jump and be evaluated by Linda Allen FEI O, course designer and Judge. Linda just came back from the 2011, FEI World Cup finals in Leipzig, Germany where she also attended a special clinic for the 14 FEI O course designers in the world.
To attend the complete day clinic, the cost will be $125.00 for the walk, jump and evaluation, 2 heights 1m10 and 1m30
To participate only in the walk in the morning, the cost will be $75.00
Also, we will be holding the East FEI children phase 1 and 2 on Saturday July 16th and Sunday morning July 17th. 2011
At 1025 chemin du Plan Bouchard, Blainville, the Equestrian park of Blainville is open to children 12 and under for free. The fee for adults is $10 for the 16th and 17th only.
On Sunday July 17th, many activities, like pony rides for children, an International Medieval battle, Musique Plus, Bungee games for every one, Hypes and their cheerleaders, L’Oréal giving out products, a Cavalia booth, a collection of antique cars, a mini-farm and much more.
The Grand Prix ring features and all weather footing of 350'x 400'. The annex sand ring measures 230' x 150', while the two hunter sand rings are 165' x 275' and 140' x 275'. Both hunter rings are equipped with sophisticated sprinkler systems that assure uniform ground moisture conditions and become on Sundays, from two rings to one ring of 305’ X 275’ for the Hunter Derby and Hunter Classic classes.
A blacksmith's pavilion, boutiques, restaurant and permanent restrooms are less than 500 feet from the main stabling. - Shopping Centers are less than 5 miles from the show ground.
Hotel Le Mirage de Blainville
1136, boul. Labelle
Blainville (Québec) Canada
Hotel Super 8
3 Route J-F Kennedy
Ste Jerome, QC J7Y 4B4
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
La Federation Équestre du Québec
4545, av Pierre-de Coubertin,
Montréal, QC - H1V 3R2
514 252-3053 / 1 866-575-0515 poste 3402, cell. : 514 209-8105.