Once again this year Fieracavalli has plenty of reasons to be proud of its reputation, especially thanks to an international top sports programme. The CSI5*-W and the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup™ return to the Verona Exhibition Centre as the flagships of Jumping Verona, the four-day show jumping competition.
In 2021, Verona celebrated twenty years with the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup ™, the historic international indoor circuit at the heart of winter events for top riders. 2021’s edition stood out decidedly from all the others to be remembered for the extraordinary emotions it aroused.
This year, equestrian supporters will again be in the forefront of Jumping Verona and the 5,000 seats stands in Pala-Volkswagen (Hall 8) will undoubtedly be sold out as always.
There is still time until 20 October (the closing date for registrations) to finalise the starting line-up but there is no doubt that Verona has long been one of the favourite venues for the top riders who are authentic and regular competitors in the only Italian stage of the International circuit.
For Italian riders, Jumping Verona is one of the highlights of the 2022 season and they can be assured huge support from a passionate audience. The season for the Italian team ended with the victory scored in Warsaw in the final of the EEF circuit (European Equestrian Federations) of the Nations Cups, which in addition to promoting Italy to Division 1, also raised spirit and expectations.
The World Cup three days of competitions will touch the highest peak with the eagerly-awaited Grand Prix, the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Competition presented by Scuderia 1918 on Sunday 6 November. Other important scheduled events include the second edition of Top Team, the competition for teams formed by riders of different nationalities, including some of the best in the world.
The Pala-Volkswagen will also stage the finals of two Italian competitions promoted by Fieracavalli. One of them is the 124×124 Grand Prix, the special event at Fieracavalli. It was launched in 2018 to celebrate the 120th edition of the Horse Show and this year welcomes 124 of Italy’s finest riders competing for a total prize money of 50,000 euros. The most prestigious ring of the event also hosts the final leg of the Italian Champions Tour, a ‘travelling team circuit’ organized in collaboration with the Sicily Region. After touring Italy with 5 legs on the calendar – the last one in Sicily (23-25 September) – ICT closes the 2022 edition in Verona with a prize money of 150,000 euros.
The future of show jumping’s new generation traditionally passes through Verona. Opportunities for young and talented people focuses on the FISE Arena (Hall 5), where the long-awaited and extremely popular national youth show jumping events scheduled by the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports are held. The most eagerly-awaited include the Pony Regions Cup and the Under 21 Regions Grand Prix which last year celebrated its 45 editions.
Don’t miss the appointments with great equestrian sport in Verona 3-6 November with the 124th Fieracavalli.