Given the current circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of the Crystal Cup European Cross Country Challenge have decided to cancel their competition for this year 2020.

This decision was taken because, in addition to the cancellations already decided, there are uncertainties about the organisation of all the events and the travel possibilities of the competitors in the coming months.

A. Peltier – President of the CRYSTAL CUP

Organising companies: Pau – Cheltenham – Fontainebleau – Le Lion d’Angers – Wroclaw – Waregem – Craon – Merano – Pardubice – Compiègne

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 800,000 Euros in prize money, will be hosted by many of Europe’s premier racecourses, over unique combinations of hedges, banks, ditches and timber. The Challenge begins in Pau in South West France in February. The final race is at Cheltenham in December following four further races in France and visits to Poland, Belgium, Italy and to the Czech Republic for the Velka Pardubika.

“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.