Saumur International 3 Day Event

Date:  18th – 20th May 2012


Classes: CCI*** and CCI **


Location: Hippodrome de Verrie, Saumur, France



Saumur, home to the Cadre Noir, the École Nationale d'Équitation (National School of Horsemanship)is also well known for the Saumur International 3 Day Event.


In 2012 the CCI *** of Saumur will play an important part in team selection for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The CIC** of Saumur also allows competitors to obtain, under certain conditions, the necessary qualifications to compete at the 3 stars level.


The event is located on the 150 acre property of the racecourse of Verrie – Saumur approximately 3 hours from Paris


For the CCI***, the course on uneven ground, is about 5 600 meters long, and includes 28 single and combination obstacles making about 40 efforts. This distance has to be done at a speed of 570 m/minute. Course designers Pierre Michelet and Thierry Touzaint have created challenging courses for this year and over half of the obstacles are new


Provisional Timetable


Wednesday 16th May

9:00 am Competitors information

10:00 am Cross-country courses Inspection

From 2:00 pm 1st horse inspection

From 5:30 pm Competitors meeting


Thursday 17th May Dressage test

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dressage tests CIC** and CCI*** (to confirm)

Friday 18th May Dressage test

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dressage tests CIC** et CCI*** (to confirm)

6:00 pm Competitors meeting


Saturday 19th May Cross-country test

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Cross-country tests (CIC** and CCI***)


Sunday 20th May Jumping test

8:00 am 2nd horse inspection

10:00 am Jumping test CIC**

At the end Prize giving CIC**

Following Jumping test CCI***

5:00 pm Prize giving