International Jumping Riders Club and Rolex extend partnership
- 13 December 2013, 14:28
THE International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and Rolex today (Friday) announced that they have extended their long-standing partnership for a period of five years. Rolex has been the Official Partner and Official Timepiece of the IJRC since 2001.
The long-term extension includes the brand’s partnership with the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, created in 2001 by the IJRC to showcase and celebrate the achievements of the 10 highest ranking show jumpers in the world.
“Rolex has been with us since the concept of the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final was first launched in 2001 and we are pleased and proud to continue this adventure together,” said the Vice President of the IJRC, Rodrigo Pessoa, a Rolex Testimonee since 1999. “Their involvement brings a superior standard of quality which is recognized worldwide.”
Rolex has been a major force at play behind equestrianism’s finest events, riders and organizations for over 50 years. The extended partnership between Rolex and the IJRC is a mark of a shared passion and commitment to the future of equestrianism, and exemplifies the values of excellence and the pursuit of perfection embodied by the sport, the IJRC and Rolex.
Held for the first seven years at CHI Geneva, and most recently in Stockholm in November 2013, the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final marks the crowning moment of the international show jumping season, when the top 10 horse and rider partnerships compete for year-end supremacy. The competition will return to the CHI Geneva in 2014 for a period of at least two years.
The announcement was made today at the CHI Geneva, a pre-eminent jumping competition voted the best in the world for the sixth time by the members of the IJRC and one of the three founders of the newly established Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Rolex has been presenting sponsor of CHI Geneva since 1996.