“It was a pleasure for us to welcome again the best dressage riders in the World, during this 2018 event of the ‘Internationaux de Dressage’ of Compiègne. What a great moment of sport and emotion, with in particular the victory of Sweden which has not missed an edition since the ‘Grand Parc’ equestrian stadium hosts a stage of the FEI Dressage Nations Cup circuit, but also the talented demonstrations of the more than 170 competitors present, from champions to young hopefuls.
The Compiègne Equestre association would like to warmly thank all those who contributed to the success of this international and friendly event, which could not exist without the help of the organizing team, the ‘Grand Parc’ equestrian stadium, riders, volunteers and the public!
We also thank the Swedish Ambassador to France, Mrs Veronika Wand-Danielsson, who honoured us with her presence and was able to congratulate her victorious compatriots.
Finally, a big thank you to our many public and private partners who played a key role in the success of this event and who allow us to offer free admission every year.
We look forward to welcoming you again and the rendezvous is already noted on the calendar for 2019!”
Mrs Monique Marini – President of the Compiègne Équestre association
” First there was the forest at Compiègne. The hunt satisfying our sovereigns since the Merovingians… Riders know the surface of the forest is like no other, so it’s not surprising that every equestrian discipline has put their roots down here.
Over the last ten years the revelation has been Dressage. Today the 5 star CDIO is one of only four organised annually in the World. If a competition of this level can take place, it’s thanks to the own’s investment in the “Stade Équestre du Grand Parc”. But not only, it’s also due to our other corporate and private partners. I’d like to encourage them to support us again, and to even increase their backing.
I hope that this international and elegant event will be the centre of wide media coverage. You’ll see the very best in this sport. And you’ll tell others that dressage is a work of art surrounded by nature! ”