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The Longines Jumping International of La Baule renews its support to Justworld International

Monday 5 May 2014, by Célia

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THE LONGINES JUMPING INTERNATIONAL OF LA BAULE
RENEWS ITS SUPPORT TO JUSTWORLD INTERNATIONAL

For the second consecutive year, the Longines Jumping International of La Baule, held from May 15 to 18, renews its support of humanitarian organization JustWorld International; an opportunity for the equestrian sport to contribute to the development and education of children living in extreme poverty.

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BEYOND THE LIMITS OF SPORT

The prestige of the most important French international Jumping event is thus to serve a good cause. “This choice is totally natural,” says Rémi Cléro, President of Longines International Jumping of La Baule.
“We are fortunate to have some success and I think it is important to know to share with others less fortunate. JustWorld is well known in the horse community and supported by equestrians around the world, which fully justifies our support.” Nadia Poirier, Director of the competition, added “To help children build a better future, giving them the chance to grow and thrive is a great project that we want join.”

JUSTWORLD INTERNATIONAL IS HERE TO HELP CHILDREN

Founded in 2003 by former equestrian show jumping rider Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing education,nutrition, health and hygiene, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala and Colombia. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date.
“After developing our activities in North America, we wanted to come back and develop in Europe” explains Jessica Newman, Executive Director and co-founder of the humanitarian association. “La Baule is the greatest opportunity for us to raise awareness among the public and the riders. It is a privilege to be supported by one of the biggest and most prestigious equestrian show Jumping events in France!”

JUSTWORLD ACTIVITIES IN LA BAULE

From Thursday May 15th to Sunday May 18th, JustWorld volunteers will raise awareness to the public at La Baule about JustWorld projects by presenting the programs currently being funded in Guatemala, Honduras, Cambodia and Colombia. Each day, the public will be able to participate in drawings with many fantastic prizes to win including VIP tickets for the CSIO 5* La Baule, the opportunity to walk a course with a famous top rider, horse and rider equipment offered by JustWorld’s partners, an FEI Yearbook signed by the 30 best riders in the world… Tickets will be sold by JustWorld at the entrance booths and by volunteers walking around the show grounds. All the funds raised will directly benefit the association.
Four JustWorld Riders Ambassadors will be competing at the show: Daniel Bluman & René Lopez (COL), Kevin Staut & Philippe Rozier (FRA).