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Jumping Indoor Maastricht 2020

This year’s edition of Jumping Indoor Maastricht will be a virtual one. Several fun and exciting activities will be organised on the social media channels of JIM.

In 2021 JIM will be organised from 5 till 7 November, mark the date!



WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD SEEING YOU IN 2021

 

 

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Alternative activities will be organised.

The organisation of Jumping Indoor Maastricht has, with a very heavy heart, decided that it is not safe to organise JIM, which was planned on 6-8 November 2020 in the MECC in Maastricht. “This difficult decision was made due to the uncertainty regarding the development of the Covid-19 virus. The health, social and financial risks are too big,” according to Ward Vleugels, chairman of the JIM foundation. The FEI Driving World Cup™ qualification will skip one year as well.

The organisation understands that it is a great disappointment for the (international) equestrian world, the visitors and sponsors. To ease the pain of waiting for the 2021 edition, several surprising alternative activities for different target groups will be set up. These activities will take place at the end of this year and in the first part of 2021 as far as the circumstances concerning the Covid-19 virus allow us to.

Virtual tournament
We will organise a virtual tournament for all equestrian fans. All 28 Grand Prix (now called Longines Trophy) winners of the past 30 editions will be divided in four classes and the fans can vote which combination will qualify for the jump-off class on the following Sunday. Switzerland’s Beat Mändli and Dutch top rider Maikel van der Vleuten won the Grand Prix twice with the same horse so there are only 28 combinations. Fans who vote can win nice prizes!

Sponsor event
An exclusive meeting with a top speaker will be organised for the main sponsors. The social, economical and health effects of Corona will be the main issues during this event.

Arrival Sinterklaas
The arrival of Sinterklaas in Maastricht will be extra festive for the little children. Several ponies and horses will accompany Sinterklaas and his helpers during the arrival.

Meetings for sponsors and equestrian fans
Meetings for sponsors and equestrian fans will be organised in the whole province of Limburg where representatives of the equestrian sector will inform the participants on the effects Corona had on their sport and businesses.

Master jumping
The organisation is researching the possibility to organise an event at a special location, such as the ‘Vrijthof’ in the centre of Maastricht, in the first part of 2021.

We will regularly inform the media and target groups on the developments regarding the alternative activities and we are committed to make the 2021 edition, which will be held from 5 till 7 November, the best ever.