INCREDIBLE TIE IN THE CSI5 * – CSI2 * SIX BARS IFEMA TROPHY

The CSI5 * -CSI2 * Six Bars IFEMA  Trophy was in charge of closing the first day of competition of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. This power class is one of the public favorites, since it is filled with tension and enthusiasm. Both fans of this sport and those who only look for entertainment, celebrate with the riders every round they pass without fault.

This year, the event was overflowing with adrenaline, which ended with a tie between the Irish Denis Lynch riding All Star and the Norwegian Johan Sebastian Gulliksen riding Arakon. Both pairs made an exceptional performance in a long class that lasted more than an hour, something unusual for a class of these characteristics. After the third jump-off, and having overcome the 195 cm obstacle without fail, both riders have decided to call it a tie and divide the prize.

Behind them were riders like the British Laura Renwick, the Swedish Peder Fredricson or the Spanish rider Ismael García Roque who fought until the end.

Tomorrow will be loaded with classes of different disciplines. Including the first class of this years novelty, the CDI-W FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Eulen Trophy, which will take place at 13:00.

Young visitors will also enjoy the AON PonyTurf, a charity project that has the collaboration of different foundations dedicated to the protection and care of children. The class tomorrow will be presented by ASION.

JULIEN EPAILLARD, INDISPUTABLE WINNER OF THE UNIVERSIDAD ALFONSO X EL SABIO TROPHY

The CSI5 * -W Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio Trophy, qualifying test for the Longines FEI World Cup™, began on time at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. Many riders decided to participate in this class played under the “Fault & Time with one Jump Off” table and a height of 155 cm.

Although the riders have gone calmly to ensure getting to the Jump Off, a fairly square course, has made them sweat to finish the course without fault. The third obstacle of the triple, has especially given several headaches, since almost nobody was able to beat it. Such has been the difficulty, that out of 43 participants, only 7 riders have been able to finish the course without fault.

The Jump Off, despite having only 7 participants, has been exciting and equally contested. The Frenchman Simon Delestre set the mark high enough riding Hermes Ryan and finishing the course in 42.38 seconds that seemed unbeatable. Mark McAuley and Jasco vd Bisschop got us out of our mistake getting the time to go under 8 hundredths.

Julien Epaillard had the best time of the initial course with Usual Suspect d’Auge, and the pair did it again in the Jump Off despite the time marked by the Irish which seemed definitive. Epaillard was able to finish an impeccable course in just 41.29 seconds, getting ahead both his compatriot and McAuley.

Regardless of the result, the seven riders who have participated in this Jump Off are immediately qualified for the World Cup that will take place on Sunday.

The first day of competition will be closed by the well-known CSI5* – W & CSI2* Six Bars. This special power class is one of the audience favorites as it fills the Main Arena with tension and emotion.

LUCA MARIA MONETA MAKES FIRST PLACE IN THE CSI5 * – W ¡HOLA! TROPHY

The ¡HOLA! Trophy never disappoint all the fans who want an appetiser of what will be a weekend of competition loaded with emotion thanks to the best riders of the international ranking.

The first CSI5* class of this VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK had an international podium, in which Luca Maria Moneta has been crowned as the winner. The Italian that everyone knows as “The Carrot Man” has made a spectacular journey riding Amethyse du Coty, in a time of 55.83 seconds.

Closely followed by the Swiss Pius Schwizer with Balou Rubin R, who did not reach the Italian time by just 6 cents.

Third was the Belgian François Mathy Jr, who made a very clean course with Casanova de l’Herse in a time of 56.14 seconds.

The public was lamenting with Emanuele Gaudiano, the winner of this same event in the previous edition, when his mare Carlotta knocked down the last obstacle, taking the Italian completely away from the podium. Emanuele stopped the clock in a time of 52.50 seconds, that nobody has been able to beat.

At 19:30 the CSI5 *-W University Alfonso X El Sabio will begin, the qualifying class for the Longines FEI World Cup™.

IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK STARTS ITS FIRST DAY WITH CHILDREN AS PROTAGONISTS

THE VI EDITION OF IFEMA MHW WILL BE CELEBRATED UNTIL SUNDAY 25 IN THE PAVILIONS 12 AND 14 OF FAIR OF MADRID

  • IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK returns to pavilions 12 and 14 of IFEMA, and one more year gathers the best riders of the international ranking in the Spanish capital.
  • From the first hour, several groups of children from different schools of the Community of Madrid were able to enjoy a children’s show and various animations at the Salón del Caballo.

Madrid, 23rd of November 2018, The most important equestrian event in Spain opened its doors this morning welcoming a large group of more than 700 children, from various centers in the Community of Madrid, who filled the venue with color and joy. The children enjoyed the shows and animations offered at the Salón del Caballo, such as pony rides, magic tricks, face painting and different workshops, among other activities. In addition, at the IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK Main Arena, the students cheered enthusiastically at the first competitors of the weekend, the riders and amazons participating in the CSI2* ECUESTRE TROPHY, which inaugurated the sports program of this multidisciplinary equestrian event for all ages.

With an exceptional program full of new features, the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK – in pavilions 12 and 14 of IFEMA – makes once again the Spanish capital a world benchmark for horse riding, a meeting point for fans of this sport, loving families of equines and numerous well-known faces, that will meet in the great competitions of the Main Arena and around the shows and activities for all the public that will take place in the Salón del Caballo.

Sporting Day

From the beginning, the IFEMA MHW Main Arena has started to boom with the first warm ups of the Dressage World Cup, the main sport novelty of this VI edition, and the aforementioned CSI2* TROPHY EQUESTRIAN, which has already shown the exceptional quality of the riders from various backgrounds present at the event.

However, the entertainment offer of this first day has only just begun, since in the afternoon session another CSI 2* class will take place, the HIPÓDROMO DE LA ZARZUELA TROPHY(2:00 p.m.), with an award of 46,000 euros, and the presence of first level riders of different nationalities. Then, from 4:30 p.m., a spectacular CSI 5* will take place, the ¡HOLA! TROPHY.

In the evening session, starting at 7:30 p.m., the UNIVERSIDAD ALFONSO X EL SABIO TROPHY will be held, the first contact with the Jumping World Cup -Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM-, one of the highlights on the program of this VI edition of IFEMA MHW, in which the best riders of the international ranking will participate. The sports day will conclude at 10:45 p.m. with the dispute of the IFEMA TROPHY, a Six Bars that will put the icing on this first day of competition at the highest level.

Meanwhile, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Performance Arena of Pavillion 14, the finalists of the “Maestros de La Vaquera” Cup will present their candidacies in one of the most exciting competitions of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK.

Shows at the Salón del Caballo

Throughout the day, the Salón del Caballo will make available to visitors an extensive program of exhibitions and recreational and educational activities for all audiences, as demonstrations of various topics about the horse and its care. On this opening day we will be able to attend the show of the Swedish instructor of Horse Riding Paula Ohlin, ‘Horse & person in equi-librium’, in which she will discover the virtues of the so-called ‘conscious riding’; we will also have Susanne Lenk, expert in ethological equitation from Germany, who will focus her exhibition on discovering how to improve communication and coexistence between rider and horse; and Toni Arnal, who will show us how to establish a positive link with the horse so that it can preserve its nature through the teachings of the Indian dressage Scarpati philosophy.

In addition, among many other children’s activities, the Salón del Caballo will provide the little ones the opportunity to have their first experience with the horse world in Pony Park, where, in addition to celebrating their horse baptism, different integration actions will also be carried out through adapted riding.

Commercial area and IFEMA MHW Gallery

Also, since the doors opened, IFEMA MHW visitors have been able to enjoy a Commercial Village with more than 90 fashion stands, equestrian items, veterinary, horse transport, catering, food and decoration, in which various national and international brands show to the public their latest trends; and of a wide gastronomic area, with a varied offer of restoration, in where you can take snack between competitions and shows.

Also from the beginning, the public wanted to know more about one of the main novelties of this VI edition: IFEMA MHW Gallery, a new space in the Lay Out of the event, aimed at premium brands within its sector. In addition to the purely commercial offer, at IFEMA MHW Gallery the brands will offer a surprising program of actions throughout the weekend. In this new space, located at the heart of the event, brands not only exhibit their latest proposals, so that visitors acquire exclusive items, but also offer the possibility to rest and enjoy their special activities.

Tickets for IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK are now available on the web www.madridhorseweek.com/entradas-2018, with a price from €15 to attend the different classes (€10 for children under 14 years) and €5 for the Salón del Caballo (free entry for children up to 14 years old).

Hospitality packages and VIP tickets are already on sale, and can be purchased by contacting the organization directly. IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK has the collaboration and support of IFEMA, the Royal Spanish Equestrian Federation (RFHE), the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Council.

OTTI VERDÚ MONOPOLIZES THE PODIUM OF THE CSI2* HIPÓDROMO DE LA ZARZUELA TROPHY

The second class of the day, the CSI2* Hipódromo de la Zarzuela Trophy, started at 2:00 p.m. This class, disputed under the “A with stopwatch” scale and a height of 140 cm, was the perfect setting for the Catalan rider, Otti Verdú Vidal, to make the podium twice.

For the second time on the first day of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK, the Spanish anthem resounded through the IFEMA facilities.

A course marked by the tranquility with which all riders have faced it, has ended with Otti Verdú getting the gold with Twiggy Ka in a time of 55.46 seconds. But Otti also endend up in third position riding Top Lulú,considered by many one of the best mares in Spain.

Second was Kevin González de Zárate with Urbain des Grezils, making an impeccable course that managed to finish in 56.59 seconds.

At 4:30 p.m. will start the first CSI5* -W of this edition, the ¡HOLA! Trophy. This class will be the perfect warm up arena for the big class held tonight, the CSI5* -W Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio Trophy, qualifying class for the Longines FEI World Cup ™.

THE VI EDITION OF IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK OPENS TO THE RHYTHM OF SPANISH ANTHEM

The first day of competition of this sixth edition began around noon with the now traditional CSI2* Ecuestre Trophy,disputed under the “Two Phases” table and a height of 125 cm.

Although the course itself has not been much problem, the setting of the third obstacle has given certain complications to the riders, which is why a large number of them failed to move to the second phase.

The young rider Pedro Fernando Mateos Rodríguez, made it to the first place riding Ultra Lord in a time of 17.55 seconds. Very close to him was José Fumero Hernández with Garsina, who managed to stop the clock in 17.72 seconds. However, the fast pace of Pablo Valle Espinedo, who finished in 17.74 seconds riding Danthe Rdps, has kept his Spanish compatriots in suspense until the last moment of the class.

Thanks to the excellent performance of these three riders, the Spanish anthem has resounded once again in the inaugural event of this edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK.

At about 2:00 pm, the second test of the day will open for us, the CSI2 * Trofeo Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, with a fairly international presence, on a completely jumping emphasised day.

SUMMARY OF THE FIRST DAY OF IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK

JULIEN EPAILLARD CHAMPION OF THE CSI5 * -W UNIVERSIDAD ALFONSO X EL SABIO TROPHY IN A FIRST DAY LOADED WITH ADRENALINE

Madrid, 23rd of November 2018 – The CSI5 * -W Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio Trophy, qualifying test for the Longines FEI World Cup™, began on time at 7:30 p.m. on the first day of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. Many riders decided to participate in this class played under the “Fault & Time with one Jump Off” table and a height of 155 cm.

Although the riders have gone calmly to ensure getting to the Jump Off, a fairly square course, has made them sweat to finish the course without fault. The third obstacle of the triple, has especially given several headaches, since almost nobody was able to beat it. Such has been the difficulty, that out of 43 participants, only 7 riders have been able to finish the course without fault.

The Jump Off, despite having only 7 participants, has been exciting and equally contested. The Frenchman Simon Delestre set the mark high enough riding Hermes Ryan and finishing the course in 42.38 seconds that seemed unbeatable. Mark McAuley and Jasco vd Bisschop got us out of our mistake getting the time to go under 8 hundredths.

Julien Epaillard had the best time of the initial course with Usual Suspect d’Auge, and the pair did it again in the Jump Off despite the time marked by the Irish which seemed definitive. Epaillard was able to finish an impeccable course in just 41.29 seconds, getting ahead both his compatriot and McAuley.

Regardless of the result, the seven riders who have participated in this Jump Off are immediately qualified for the World Cup that will take place on Sunday.

The ¡HOLA! Trophy never disappoint all the fans who want an appetiser of what will be a weekend of competition loaded with emotion thanks to the best riders of the international ranking.

Luca Maria Moneta has been crowned as the winner. The Italian that everyone knows as “The Carrot Man” has made a spectacular journey riding Amethyse du Coty, in a time of 55.83 seconds. Closely followed by the Swiss Pius Schwizer with Balou Rubin R, who did not reach the Italian time by just 6 cents.

Third was the Belgian François Mathy Jr, who made a very clean course with Casanova de l’Herse in a time of 56.14 seconds.

The public was lamenting with Emanuele Gaudiano, the winner of this same event in the previous edition, when his mare Carlotta knocked down the last obstacle, taking the Italian completely away from the podium. Emanuele stopped the clock in a time of 52.50 seconds, that nobody has been able to beat.

The first day of competition of this sixth edition began around noon with the now traditional CSI2* Ecuestre Trophy, disputed under the “Two Phases” table and a height of 125 cm.

Although the course itself has not been much problem, the setting of the third obstacle has given certain complications to the riders, which is why a large number of them failed to move to the second phase.

The young rider Pedro Fernando Mateos Rodríguez, made it to the first place riding Ultra Lord in a time of 17.55 seconds. Very close to him was José Fumero Hernández with Garsina, who managed to stop the clock in 17.72 seconds. However, the fast pace of Pablo Valle Espinedo, who finished in 17.74 seconds riding Danthe Rdps, has kept his Spanish compatriots in suspense until the last moment of the class.

Thanks to the excellent performance of these three riders, the Spanish anthem has resounded once again in the inaugural event of this edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK.

The CSI2* Hipódromo de la Zarzuela Trophy, started at 2:00 p.m. This class, disputed under the “A with stopwatch” scale and a height of 140 cm, was the perfect setting for the Catalan rider, Otti Verdú Vidal, to make the podium twice.

For the second time on the first day of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK, the Spanish anthem resounded through the IFEMA facilities.

A course marked by the tranquility with which all riders have faced it, has ended with Otti Verdú getting the gold with Twiggy Ka in a time of 55.46 seconds. But Otti also endend up in third position riding Top Lulú,considered by many one of the best mares in Spain. Second was Kevin González de Zárate with Urbain des Grezils, making an impeccable course that managed to finish in 56.59 seconds.

El encargado de cerrar la primera jornada de competición de la VI edición de IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK ha sido el CSI5*-CSI2* Seis Barras Trofeo IFEMA. Esta prueba de potencia es una de las favoritas del público, ya que está cargada de tensión y entusiasmo. Tanto los fans de este deporte como aquellos que solo buscan un día de entretenimiento, celebran con los jinetes cada ronda que pasan sin falta.

Este año, la prueba ha rebosado adrenalina, que ha terminado con un empate entre el irlandés Denis Lynch con All Star y el noruego Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen montando a Arakon. Ambos binomios hacían un actuación excepcional en una larga prueba que ha durado más de una hora, algo poco usual para una prueba de estas características. Tras el tercer desempate, y habiendo superado sin falta el obstáculo de 195 cm, ambos jinetes han decidido empatar y repartirse el premio.

Por detrás de ellos quedan jinetes como la británica Laura Renwick, el sueco Peder Fredricson o el jinete español Ismael García Roque que ha luchado hasta el final.

El día de mañana estará cargado de pruebas de distintas disciplinas. Dando comienzo la novedad de este año, el CDI-W FEI Dressage World Cup Gran Premio Trofeo Eulen, que tendrá lugar a las 13:00.

Los jóvenes visitantes podrás disfrutar del AON PonyTurf, un proyecto solidario que cuenta con la colaboración de distintas fundaciones dedicadas a la protección y el cuidado de los niños. La prueba de mañana será apadrinada por ASION.

The CSI5* -CSI2 * Six Bars IFEMA Trophy was in charge of closing the first day of competition of the VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK. This power class is one of the public favorites, since it is filled with tension and enthusiasm. Both fans of this sport and those who only look for entertainment, celebrate with the riders every round they pass without fault.

This year, the event was overflowing with adrenaline, which ended with a tie between the Irish Denis Lynch riding All Star and the Norwegian Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen riding Arakon. Both pairs made an exceptional performance in a long class that lasted more than an hour, something unusual for a class of these characteristics. After the third jump-off, and having overcome the 195 cm obstacle without fail, both riders have decided to call it a tie and divide the prize.

Behind them were riders like the British Laura Renwick, the Swedish Peder Fredricson or the Spanish rider Ismael García Roque who fought until the end.

Tomorrow will be loaded with classes of different disciplines. Including the first class of this years novelty, the CDI-W FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix Eulen Trophy, which will take place at 13:00.

Young visitors will also enjoy the AON PonyTurf, a charity project that has the collaboration of different foundations dedicated to the protection and care of children. The class tomorrow will be presented by ASION.