Šamorín, Slovakia – February 19, 2019 – It’s one of the most anticipated stops on the European show jumping calendar, and this summer, three weeks of dynamic competition will return to x-bionic® sphere in Šamorín. The X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR presented by Energochemica will take place from the 16 July – 4 August 2019, with CSI1*, CSI2*, CSI4* and CSI YH1* offerings for horses and riders of every age and experience level. With 18 ranking classes and more than €850.000 in prize money offered throughout the event, this year’s X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR promises seem to be bigger than ever before.
Once again, the show’s professional organizing committee will be helmed by Event Director Denis Monticolo, who has extensive experience managing top equestrian events throughout Europe, including the acclaimed Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show in Saint-Tropez.
The X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR is renowned among top riders as an ideal training competition, allowing them to bring multiple horses, both young and experienced, to compete in multiple rings on both grass and sand surfaces. In addition, the SUMMER TOUR will culminate with an exciting international competition for Europe’s emerging talents: the €26.000 FEI Jumping Nations Cup TM Youth competition for Young Riders, Juniors, and Children (1 – 4 August, 2019).
For the first time this year, x-bionic® equestor sphere will also welcome a top-level driving competition, which will be integrated into the prestigious X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR program. The competition will feature an Action Marathon session (Combined Marathon) — the first of its kind to be held in an outdoor stadium. Featuring eight of the world’s best Four-in-Hand drivers from six nations, including the reigning FEI World Cup™ Winners, World- and European Champions, as well as the Winner of the FEI Top Driver Award, the event will take place over three days, from July 26 – 28, 2019.
As always, x-bionic® sphere’s equestrian facilities are second to none, with 8 oversized arenas (3 grass arenas, 2 indoor arenas, 3 sand arenas), a 1.6-kilometer-long galloping track, and 680 FEI-compliant permanent boxes connecting directly to the horse trucks parking and main arenas. Outside of its equestrian grounds, the 1.000.000 square meter x-bionic® sphere houses state of the art facilities for more than 27 Olympic disciplines— including cycling, running, and swimming, among others—offering equestrian athletes the chance to try their hand at a variety of sports in their downtime while also making use of x-bionic® sphere’s exceptional fitness amenities.
Mario Hoffmann, a successful businessman and endurance enthusiast, created xbionic ® sphere in 2014. As the Olympic training center of Slovakia, the complex represents a universe of sports, leisure, and innovation, providing athletes with the opportunity to focus on their training and competition while enjoying a holiday away with their friends and family. In fact, x-bionic® sphere’s many child-friendly amenities include the Tuli® cinema, a bowling alley, sprawling indoor and outdoor playground facilities, and a children’s pool and water slides.
The X-BIONIC® HOTEL connects directly to the sports arena, housing 282 rooms, 12 exclusive roof suites, and stunning views of the Danube River just steps from the equestrian facilities. The hotel also contains a wellness area with a range of luxurious treatments, a 1.000 square meter gym with the latest Technogym and Cybex machines, 2 lounge bars, and 4 diverse restaurants.
The 2019 X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR will take place over three consecutive weekends in July and August: 16-21 July, 23-28 July, and 30 July – 4 August.
For more information, visit the links below:
x-bionic® sphere’s web site: https://www.x-bionicsphere.com/en/event/x-bionic-summer-tour-2019/ – click here
X-Bionic® Press Release by Sara Tanganelli