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Louis is the man behind the jumping course in Herning

Get a close-up view of the show jumping track and get to know the designer behind the lines that will determine the new world champion.

Dutch Louis Koninckx is far from an unknown quantity in show jumping. He has designed courses for the biggest championships and has a clear idea of what he wants to achieve with each course.

His resume as a course designer includes the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam and the 2017 European Championships in Gothenburg. In addition, Louis was a technical delegate at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.

Around 12 months have been spent finding a suitable theme and designing obstacles for this World Championship on Danish soil.

The theme is based on Danish design and culture, and the obstacles reflect both the Marguerite, several of Hans Christian Andersen’s adventurers, and Louis’ own favorite jump, Nyhavn.

The World Championships focus on sustainability, which is why the new obstacles will be distributed to Danish riding clubs after the championships, where they will live on for many years.