PREVIEW CSIO-P FONTAINEBLEAU (FRA)
One hundred and eighty ponies representing 11 nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mauritius, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland) will gather at the prestigious showground Grand Parquet of Fontainebleau near Paris (FRA) for the CSIO-P that will be held from 16 through 18 April. This year's competition looks very promising given the significant increase in the number of participants (180 entries this year as opposed to 130 in 2003) and the addition of a team event. This CSIO-P, the programme of which is similar to the European Pony Championship, is unique in France.
Forty different classes will take place over the three days, the highlights of which will be
" The Grand Prix CSIO-P - (Saturday, 17 April, 16h)
" The Grand Prix CSI-P - (Sunday, 18 April, 12h)
" The Nations Cup CSIO-P (Sunday, 18 April, 15h)
Moreover, there will be plenty of opportunities for the public to enjoy the CSIO-P Fontainebleau over the weekend. The 11 nations will parade in town on pony back, seven children will bravely compare their merit in a pony race and a local children's group will present its latest Shetland pony show. A number of equestrian trade stands will be on-site.
For further information, media should contact Xavier Boudon, Pixizone, email: email@example.com, tel. + 33 6 08 82 94 86 .