Hopping the Pond with JustWorld: Welcome to La Baule!

Now that another wonderful season in Wellington has come to an end, eyes start turning to Europe as the outdoor season slowly unfolds. It is the start of an exciting spring and summer for JustWorld in Europe with amazing horse show partnerships expanding into the world of racing and polo.

May kicks off with one of the most beautiful shows of the year, the CSIO 5* of La Baule, France. La Baule made JustWorld its charity partner for the third year in a row. The organizing committee is dedicated to spreading JustWorld’s mission to break the cycle of poverty by funding local partners around the world helping children thrive. Remi Clero, President of the Longines Jumping International of La Baule, CSIO 5* of France, explains, “This commitment is a logical act for an organization like ours. To share our success by giving back to those in need is to me an obvious choice. It creates new opportunities to raise awareness for JustWorld’s wonderful projects.”

Many exciting activities will take place during the show, including a daily drawing with amazing prizes such as course walks with 5* riders Kevin Staut, Roger Yves Bost and Simon Delestre. To participate in the drawing, simply purchase a show program from a JustWorld hostess and your ticket will be automatically entered. Revenues from program sales will be entirely donated to JustWorld. Finally, the weekend will come to an end with the “Longines Clear the Jump” during the Grand Prix on Sunday. Be sure to catch this class as donations are made to JustWorld each time a rider clears the fence to help provide meals to children around the world.

We hope to see you all from May 12-18 during this exciting time of sport, friendship and giving back to others.

As in previous years, JustWorld is off to Switzerland next for the CSIO 5* St. Gallen, followed by a presence at the CSIO 5* of Falsterbo in Sweden. Stay tuned for more detailed updates and follow-up of other events!