The Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge brings together the finest international horses and riders to reward the most successful stable in cross country steeple chasing.
The 11 race series, with over €815,000 in prize money, will be hosted by many of Europe’s premier racecourses, over unique combinations of hedges, banks, ditches and timber. The Challenge began in late August at a packed Waregem Racecourse in Belgium, whilst the final race is at Lion d’Angers in May following further races in France and visits to Poland, Italy and to Czechia for the Velka Pardubika. After 8 legs, the action moves to Cheltenham during the Festival, where Irish connections hold a strong hand. Follow the leaderboard for details.
“France is proud to be involved in this exciting, six-nation initiative, that brings together Europe’s leading Cross Country racecourses to celebrate the most successful stable in the 11 chosen races”
Jean d’Indy, Vice Chairman of France Galop.