The Canton of Basel-Landschaft withdraws the permit – The event is cancelled.
It is with the greatest regret that the organisers of the LONGINES CHI CLASSICS BASEL are forced to cancel the equestrian event planned for 13 to 16 January 2022 in the St. Jakobshalle.
This afternoon, the organising committee of the Basel horse show was informed that the government council of the canton of Basel-Landschaft has revoked the permit for the event granted on 15 November 2021. It would have been possible to issue a permit for the event to be held under exclusion of the public. However, because the epidemiological situation could deteriorate further, the organisers have decided with a heavy heart to cancel the tournament.
Dr. h.c. Thomas Straumann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LONGINES CHI CLASSICS BASEL, is disappointed: „After the cancellation, which is now the second in a row, and the reorientation of our event, which has unfortunately become impossible as a result, we can’t help but think about fundamental issues.“
„We tried everything with enormous commitment until the very end. The best riders would have loved to come to Basel. Our sponsorship and hospitality offers were sold out and ticket sales were at record levels. Unfortunately, the development of the pandemic has once again put a spoke in our wheel,“ explains OC President Andy Kistler.