Tents for jumping event Zangersheide
At the end of September, Domein Zangersheide in Lanaken is traditionally the center of the show jumping horse world. The international show jumping community gathers there for the World Jumping Championships for young horses, the Belgian Jumping Championships for seniors, a stud competition and an auction of foals and horses of the highest quality. The organisation needs about 10,000 m2 of high-quality tent structures for this prestigious event. A nice assignment for Veldeman!
For the fifth year in a row, Veldeman has provided all temporary accommodation for this jumping event.
The entrance square was equipped with terrace floors and various pagoda tents for food and drink stands for the general public. An aluminium framed hall measuring 15m by 75m, equipped with a combination of pyramid roofs and transparent roof tarpaulins, served as a gallery for exhibitors. Our super high Phoenix arched hall measuring 20m by 50m was used for the central high-end bar, a real eye-catching structure on the visitors’ square, with cassette floors all around for the open terrace. A multi-storey tent measuring 10m by 60m was partly used for riders and partly used as a jury tower. We also provided a ‘foal tent’ for the young horses that were being auctioned. In addition, we installed various aluminum halls for exhibitors, as a kitchen tent, crew tent and restaurant for the grooms.
The VIP tent, 20m wide and no less than 105m long, was equipped with 4 floor levels to give the VIPs an optimal view of the track. Unique to this year’s edition were the Roman blinds that were specifically developed at the customer’s request to allow the side walls, which used to have to be pushed aside, to be opened more quickly. Thanks to a pull-up system, this not only resulted in enormous time savings (from a few hours to a few minutes) but also improved visibility because they were concealed in the tent structure. Also new were the sliding windows that were built in to allow the VIPs to enjoy show cooking with an ofyr (outdoor cooking unit).
We also installed floor levels in the existing auction hall so that the VIPs had an optimal view of the horses before the auction.
In this beautiful comprehensive project, we also provided the interior decoration of our tent structures by means of upholstery, carpet tiles and carpet. The collection of tents for this jumping event was impressive to say the least!