The exceptional and different KNOKKE HIPPIQUE is more than a horse show. Beside top showjumping sport, this exceptional Stephex Event, also offers a whole array of performances, lifestyle and entertainment with international artists; Everything to make it an enjoyable Lifestyle Salon for their 30 000 spectators. Stephex events aim to be different, out-of-the-ordinary. They are dynamic, non-stop shows designed to be as accessible to the public as possible, where nothing is organised as at other equestrian competitions.
“We strive to the best; we want to create something exceptional and different than all other horse shows.” Stephex Group
The 4 week long show, located in Knokke, Benelux´s most exclusive coastal town in Belgium, starts up with a CSI5* show at the 30th of June – 3rd of July 2016, expecting a strong group of world class showjumpers from the FEI Top 30 ranking, followed bythe KNOKKE HIPPIQUE SUMMER CIRCUIT (CSI3* & CSI2*, CSYH, CSIP, CSIJ), dated 6 – 24 July.
In 2015, 300 riders from 35 nations and 850 horses participated in the 47 competitions in total, which included 24 riders from the FEI Top 30 Ranking.
“The pride of the Stephex Events lies with the five stars competition, the highest level in showjumping, in which the best horses and riders in the world will be present for the spectacular competitons up to 1m60” Stephex Group
In the future, the organizer of the event, Stephex Events, aims to create six to eight high-quality international events organized in Europe which all convey the same values and are built around the same concepts.
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