Following the evolution of the situation concerning the Covid-19 epidemic, the organising committee of the Compiègne’s Internationaux de dressage has taken the decision to cancel the event initially scheduled from 14 to 17 May 2020. This difficult decision, taken in consultation with the City of Compiègne and the French Equestrian Federation, is part of the desire to preserve the health of all in this period of health emergency. The organising committee would like to thank all the people and partners who had invested in the competition for months to make it a unique event.
“We are of course deeply saddened by this decision, says Monique Marini, president of the Compiègne Equestrian Association, which is organising the event. But as the days went by it became inevitable. First of all, we would like to express all our sympathy and solidarity to all the people affected by this cancellation and even more so by this epidemic. Disappointment is all the greater as this 2020 edition promised to be particularly festive on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Internationaux de Dressage with, in particular, the Republican Guard on the programme. But we will come back with even more determination in 2021, and always the same desire and the same will to share our passion.”
The 2021 edition will take place from 13 to 16 May.
” 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! ”