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Jumping Indoor Maastricht 2019

From 8 until 10 November, 2019 is the MECC in Maastricht back in the sign of equestrian sports. Three days sport alternating with Limburg atmosphere.

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Jumping Indoor Maastricht has always been an innovating event. This typical aspect of the event, is one of the most important focus points of the new team of organisers. This year JIM will present a new test competition format for dressage, the so-called Knock-Out.

In a normal dressage test, a rider rides alone in the arena while being judged. The new concept of knock-out means that there will be two riders at the same time in the arena and that they will ride the same test mirroring each other. It is up to the judge(s) to assign one of the two riders to the next round, what means that one of the two riders received a 'knock-out'.

Jumping Indoor Maastricht is back on the international calendar and attracting a lot of international riders. The entry deadline is on the 19th of November, but the number of requests to start at this event is already overwhelming according to show director Frank Kemperman: "Up until now we have had twice as many requests as we can facilitate. Only the best riders will get an invitation; quality is more important than quantity."

Some names of top riders that will compete in Maastricht are: reigning world champion Philip Lejeune, 2006 world champion Jos Lansink, German Champion Daniel Deusser, Alvaro (Doda) de Miranda, John Whitaker and the winner of the Grand Prix of Maastricht 2010 Leon Thijssen.

Amazing hunting presentation at Jumping Indoor Maastricht
Sunday afternoon, the 1st of December, right before the Grand Prix of Maastricht, there will be a unique indoor hunting presentation. This show fits perfectly the time of the year and will be all about the country lifestyle and hunting. Master Dick van Haaren will lead the 'Midland Meute' and their 24 dogs. During this show there will also be some birds of prey of Valkerij Birds@Work. Don't miss it!

Anky van Grunsven at Jumping Indoor Maastricht!
Jumping Indoor Maastricht may sound like a jumping-only event, but also the dressage fan can enjoy interesting shows and competitions. On Saturday, the 30th of November, a large part of the day will be all about dressage. In the morning there is competition of the Province Limburg. Ambitious riders from the region will show what they are capable of in a freestyle.

On Tuesday 20 August, 100 days before the start of the renewed Jumping Indoor Maastricht (JIM), ticket sales will start and the new JIM logo will be introduced.

As announced before, a new organization is busy putting the once so successful equestrian sports event back on the calendar. JIM will be restored in all its splendour and offer top-class sport in a pleasant atmosphere.

From 29 November until 1 December the most well-known horses and riders can be admired in the Maastricht Congress Centre MECC. Of course, the best Limburg riders will get the opportunity to bring their horses at the start.