ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF SHOW JUMPING CONCLUDES WITH THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX OF GENEVA ON CBC, SATURDAY, DEC. 20

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The world’s top show jumpers will go head-to-head in the final Rolex Grand Slam event of the season on CBC-TV and CBCSports.ca next weekend at the Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva. Coverage on TV and online will begin Saturday, Dec. 20at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). CBC’s Scott Russell (@SportsWkndScott) will host the 90-minute broadcast, providing play-by-play alongside analysts Deanna Phelan (@Deanna_Phelan) and Ian Allison, senior vice president of Spruce Meadows.


The Grand Prix of Geneva is the third and final leg of the Rolex Grand Slam, following the CHIO Aachen in Germany and the Spruce Meadows Masters outside of Calgary, AB, earlier this year. Established in 2013, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping links three of the world’s top equestrian events into one prestigious series attracting the best riders in the world with a combined purse of 2.5 million Euros with bonuses totalling up to 1 million Euros based on performance at the three Grand Slam events.

CBC broadcasts all three Grand Slam events in addition to its season-long coverage of championship show jumping events from Spruce Meadows. For more information, visit CBCSports.ca and follow @CBCSports on Twitter.

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For further information, please contact:
Simon Bassett, publicist – Sports, CBC
simon.bassett@cbc.ca 416-205-8533 (Office) 

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