Press Release from Tops International Arena
This weekend the stars of show jumping are back for three days of thrilling CSI4*, CSI2*, CSI1* and Young Horse action at the spectacular Tops International Arena, Valkenswaard with over 30 nations represented.
In final preparation ahead of the Olympics top names like Edwina Tops-Alexander, Darragh Kenny, Laura Kraut, Eduardo Alvarez Aznar, Luciana Diniz, Maikel van der Vleuten, Jessica Springsteen, Abdel Said, Nayel Nassar and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli will all be competing from 16 – 18 July in the grass and sand arenas over a wide range of classes for all to enjoy.
Marcus Ehning will be back again this week hoping to continue his fantastic form from last week’s exciting classes at Tops International Arena, while the flying Frenchman Julien Epaillard, who won the CSI2* Grand Prix last weekend, will be aiming for a repeat. The high caliber turnout of show jumping’s top riders also features Eric Lamaze, local talent Frank Schuttert, Spencer Smith, Alexandra Thornton and Alberto Zorzi.
Talking about Tops International Arena Eric van der Vleuten said: “The facilities are really five star. The permanent boxes for the horses, the arenas, the space, the training facilities, it’s all unbelievable. It’s incredible what Jan Tops has created and I would say that Tops International Arena is one of, if not the best, venue in the world.”
Equestrian fans around the world will be able to follow their favourite riders and horses on GCTV each day with spectacular scenes from the immaculate grass competition arena at the venue in the heart of Europe.