The Rolex Series

A new challenge

The highlight of 2024 is the creation of the Rolex Series, which brings together six Rolex Grand Prix events. Aimed at the show jumping elite, these 5* competitions are held on both sides of the Atlantic throughout the year at prestigious equestrian events. The Rolex Series season begins at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida at the start of the year and concludes in Brussels, Belgium in September.

Winter Equestrian Festival
Under the Florida sun

From January to March, in Florida, the Winter Equestrian Festival promotes horse riding as a way of life. For 13 weeks, riders from more than 40 countries and all 50 US states come together at the Wellington International complex. All levels are represented, from amateurs to the most renowned professionals. Some 7,000 horses, 4,000 riders and 1,000 trainers base themselves in Florida’s sunny climes for three months of international competition. The Rolex Finale Week is the culmination of the festival, with the highlight being the 5* Rolex Grand Prix, staged on the International Arena sand track in the Equestrian Village and featuring some of the world’s leading equestrian talents. In 2012, Rolex partnered the elite equestrian centre, further enhancing the quality of competition. Through this relationship, the brand became Official Timekeeper of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Winter Equestrian Festival
CSIO Roma Piazza di Siena

CSIO Roma Piazza di Siena
Garden party

In the heart of Rome, the magnificent gardens of the Villa Borghese have been home to the prestigious CSIO Roma Piazza di Siena since 1926. Held in May, the four-day competition, which includes the Nations Cup, appeals to show jumping enthusiasts due to the beauty and heritage of its setting, as well as the sporting value of its events, such as the Rolex Gran Premio Roma. Since 2018, Rolex has been the Official Timekeeper of this eminent competition and Title Sponsor of its esteemed Grand Prix.

CSIO Jumping International de La Baule
Conquering nature’s obstacles

CSIO Jumping International de La Baule

Since 1960, the Jumping International de La Baule has brought an outstanding sporting programme to a region steeped in equestrian tradition. In the month of June, the Stade François-André hosts the Derby Région des Pays-de-la-Loire, one of the last examples of a natural obstacle course in Europe, making it a unique occasion on the international show-jumping calendar. The Nations Cup and the Rolex Grand Prix CSIO5* Ville de La Baule are the highlights of this exceptional event, which features a host of competitions, all made available free of charge to a wide audience renowned for its passion.

Jumping International de Dinard

Jumping International de Dinard
A derby in Brittany

In Dinard, the Val Porée equestrian stadium is the setting for a 1,100-metre derby course that challenges riders and their horses to overcome 25 moveable and natural obstacles. The legendary Derby de Bretagne is one of the highlights of the Jumping International de Dinard, which attracts the world’s show jumping elite every July. Created in 1912, the event offers five levels of competition and 27 international events, including the Rolex Grand Prix de Dinard, the prestigious CSI5* that brings the competition to a close.

Dublin Horse Show

Dublin Horse Show
On green grounds

Founded in 1934, the Dublin Horse Show is held every August on the lawns of the Royal Dublin Society Arena in the heart of Ireland’s capital. The world’s finest riders and their horses battle it out over five days of intense competition. The CSIO5* Rolex Grand Prix concludes this leading event, for which Rolex became Official Timekeeper in 2024.

Brussels Stephex Masters

Brussels Stephex Masters
The final event

First held in 2014, it has quickly established itself as one of the world’s most prestigious international show jumping competitions. Staged at the foot of one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Atomium, it hosts 200 of the world’s greatest riders and some 700 horses. The event is held over two weeks in late August and early September, with the latter part devoted to the major international competitions: the CSIO5* Henders & Hazel Nations Cup and the CSIO5* Rolex Grand Prix.