Jumping Amsterdam 2014 – an equestrian highlight

Jumping Amsterdam 2014 – an equestrian highlight

Jumping Amsterdam is the annual equestrian event that has a long reputation and attracts the world’s top dressage riders including Olympic champions for show jumping and dressage competitions, as well as evening entertainment and exhibitions. 

This year’s 55th edition of Jumping Amsterdam takes place from 23-26th January 2014 in the massive Amsterdam RAI complex. A much looked out for competion is of course Reem Acra FEI World Cup, the annual international dressage series involving the world's best dressage horses and riders, which has been held since 1985. The traditional Grand Prix show will attract many. The World Cup to music and the Amsterdam Dressage & Show Night are furthermore popular with audiences. 

The re-introduction of the carriage driving sport last year proved successful and this year there will be carriage driving again to look forward too on Sunday evening (January 26th). The competition is entitled "Mennen in Mokum" and will feature four teams battling for the Jumping Amsterdam District Cup. 

“Amsterdam is the host for the world's best riders in both jumping [..] and dressage [..] ” the organisers say on their website.  “Because of the amazing audience and ambiance, the best dressage riders are committed to come to Amsterdam, year after year. Jumping Amsterdam is known for its excellent competitors in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage, both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle.”

Jumping Amsterdam is an excellent event to take the kids to when you stay in Amsterdam for a short break. They will particularly enjoy the team challenges for up-and-coming riders and special events set to music. This year, special attention has been devoted to the children with various entertainment options and a special children’s programme featuring funny, exciting and interactive shows. There will also be competitions and famous riders inviting the kids to get involved. 

For the real enthusiasts there is a dressage passe-partout available. After the shows there are plenty of restaurants to choose from as well as over 50 stands where you can buy top notch produce. Entertainment includes performances by Danny de Munk and The Hungarian Puszta.