Top International Show Jumpers Set For the X-BIONIC® Indoor Master 2018
The reigning FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon individual silver medalist, Martin Fuchs of Switzerland, will headline a top international show jumping field as the X-BIONIC® Indoor Master gets underway at the world-class x-bionica® sphere. The event will run from the 9 to 11 of November 2018 in Šamorin, Slovakia
Šamorin, Slovakia, November 7, 2018 - The reigning FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon individual silver medalist, Martin Fuchs of Switzerland, will headline a top international show jumping field as the X-BIONIC® Indoor Master gets underway at the world-class x-bionica® sphere. The event will run from the 9th to 11st of November 2018 in Šamorin, Slovakia.
Welcoming up to 130 international athletes for a combination of CSI2* and CSI4* competition, the 2018 X-BIONIC® Indoor Master will culminate with the € 92.100 CSI4* Grand Prix on Sunday, November 11, presented by Energochemica. Currently ranked 10th in world, Fuchs will be joined in representing Switzerland by his teammate in Tryon, Janika Sprunger, along with top- ranked Swiss riders Werner Muff and Pius Schwizer.
In total, the X- BIONIC® Indoor Master will welcome show jumpers from nearly 20 countries around the globe. Among them: Olympian Henrik von Eckermann, who finished second with the Swedish team at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™, and two well- known German riders: Olympic bronze medalist and three- time World Cup Finals winner Meredith Michaels- Beerbaum, and two- time Olympian Katharina Offel. A number of Slovakian athletes will also be in attendance to represent their home country, including two- time FEI World Equestrian Games™ competitor Bronislav Chudyba.
Other top names include recent Rolex Grand Prix winner Sameh El Dahan of Egypt, FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon competitor William Whitaker of Great Britain, and individual Olympic gold medalist Jeroen Dubbeldam of the Netherlands.
Open to 70 riders, the CSI4* division will include four ranking classes, to be held inside x- bionica sphere’s sprawling, 80 x 46 indoor competition arena. The extensive equestrian facilities also include an 80 x 40 indoor warm- up arena and oversized winter stables for the horses.
Guests at the X- BIONIC® Indoor Master will enjoy luxurious accommodations, wellness, and fitness amenities at the X- BIONIC® HOTEL. In addition, the show’s atmospheric VIP area offers views of the warm- up and main competition arenas and seasonal décor complete with a crackling, wood- burning fireplace.