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 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.

Crystal Cup 2022 Meetings

Date Location Country Prize
6 February 2022 Pau France €70,000
16 March 2022 Cheltenham England €74,000
2 April 2022 Fontainebleau France €40,000
26 May 2022 Lion-d'Angers France €100,000
30 August 2022 Waregem Belgium €80,000
4 September 2022 Craon France €75,000
24 September 2022 Merano Italy €40,000
9 October 2022 Pardubice Czech Republic €200,000
15 October 2022 Wroclaw Poland €40,000
11 November 2022 Compiègne France €48,000
9 December 2022 Cheltenham England €48,000
Total €815,000