The 13th International Show Jumping Competition took place on 20 – 22 November 2015 at the CHK (Kinshasa Equestrian Centre). This major event, attended by many international riders, was officially opened by a cocktail reception hosted by RAWBANK, the official 2004-2018 partner. The evening was marked by an eloquent speech before an audience of invited guests by the chairman of the CHK, Mr. Thierry Taeymans, which inaugurated the 2015 show jumping event.
Among the riders present at this 13th competition were members of the Kinshasa and Lubumbashi Equestrian Centres, and the following international riders: Mrs. Joanne Van Achterbergh, Mr. Jaco Gertenbach (RSA), Mr. Dominique Joassin (Belgium), the regular attendants at “CSI de Kinshasa” and also Ms. Diana Zaarour (Zambia) who was taking part in the Kinshasa International Show Jumping Competition for the first time.
Several attractive prizes were at stake, each provided by the various sponsors, including the Rawbank grand prize.
At the end of the 3-day competition, 15 events – five each day – enabled the best riders to be identified in this, the 13th International Show Jumping Competition.
At the end of the competition the Belgian Eric Van Santfoort, riding the mare RAWBANK ALZUR OPAL, won the Congo Rawbank grand prize.
To close the competition, in the evening of Sunday, 22 November 2015, officials, riders and other invited guests attended a cocktail buffet in the Virunga room of the Memling hotel organised by Mr. Thierry Taeymans to celebrate the success of the competition.
This sporting event provided lovers of equestrianism with a delightful spectacle.