The official announcement of this partnership took place on April 3rd 2012 at the Maison du Sport International (MSI – House of International Sport), attended by Jaeger-Lecoultre Marketing Director Stéphane Belmont; Swiss rider Christine Liebherr; and President of the Organising Committee, Stéphane Allio.
For further information, please go to www.lausannehorseshow.com, which is available in three languages, and where visitors can find details on the programme, prepare their visit, interact with the social networks on which the event is present (Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook), and register for the volunteers programme, as well as purchase their seats through the FNAC network.
The Organising Committee has once again made a firm commitment to environmental concerns. Represented by Denis Bochatay, Quantis, a company that is amongst the world leaders in consulting on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), distributed the results of the preliminary evaluation of the event at the press conference. The carbon footprint of the Lausanne International Horse Show equates to nearly 250 return flights from Geneva to New York – with the impact mainly coming from transport.
Based on these observations, the Organising Committee identified the hotspots on which their activities will focus. The same diagnostic will be performed retrospectively to evaluate the success of the measures taken. The operations envisaged include facilitating access to public transport (proximity, reduced tariffs, etc); discouraging use of cars (paid parking); encouraging car sharing where possible (preferential places, dedicated forum); establishment of environmental awareness-raising areas, etc.
All spectators will participate in this joint effort, with part of the price of each ticket (CHF2) being donated to the various projects supported by the Lausanne International Horse Show, in compensation for its CO2 emissions (in collaboration with South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., based in Zurich) and as a contribution to preserving the ecological heritage of the Canton of Vaud (in collaboration with the Canton of Vaud WWF).
Through being involved with, and nurturing a passion for equestrian sports, and having strong local roots, shared values (speed, precision and dexterity), and the voluntary promotion of responsible behaviour, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Lausanne International Horse Show share joint commitments that they are proud to see materialise today in the context of an ambitious partnership.
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2012 Lausanne International Horse Show
From 13 through 16 September 2012, the City of Lausanne and the State of Vaud will host the best in terms of sport and equestrian shows. Here, the best riders in the world will come together not far from the International Equestrian Federation, in the heart of the Olympic Capital. On the programme: top level sport with the Global Champions’ Tour CS15* Swiss Grand Prix, which will bring together the best 30 couples in world show-jumping for an exceptional competition. A no lesser event will take place with three evening performances of the Cadre Noir de Saumur, Haute Ecole dressage equestrian show. A shopping village open to all provides the opportunity for a stroll, or to have a bite, do a bit of shopping, discover the world of the horse and gain a better understanding of our environment. The show will be free of charge.