KNOKKE HIPPIQUEMore than a horse show

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The holiday atmosphere and prestigious setting make Knokke Hippique a total event, both classy and breathtaking.

By Therese Alhaug. Photos by Stephex Events photo gallery. 

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.

During the show – Singers, artists and DJs will entertain you after the day’s last rider has left the arena. During the daytime, take advantage of magicians, caricaturists, and acrobats, or stroll around the “Lifestyle village” where a mix of specialist equestrian and other exhibition stands await you in a welcoming atmosphere.


“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 by the 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.

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Top-level equestrian sport is still very much part of each and every one of Stephex events, to which the world best riders come with but one aim in mind—victory!


“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.

The lifestyle village contains a wide range of saddlers and shops for riders, in additon to  other brands. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of jeans, an evening gown or that special piece of jewelry to match your outfit, you’ll find it all here!


Enjoy the restaurants and bars where you can relax and discover a host of novel flavors.







Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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