The surprise victory of the SCH JUMPING TEAM, under the guidance of Salvatore Cuzzocrea and comprising Nicolò Russello and the very young rider Sveva Smiroldo, closed the Master Event in the prestigious setting of Piazza Siena, the prologue of the first season of the Italian Champions Tour, a travelling team circuit promoted by Fieracavalli – in agreement with the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sport – that from May to November will travel Italy from north to south.
Second and third places respectively went to GOLDSPAN (Riccardo Pisani and Paolo Paini), the team headed by Emanuele Laiatici and Danilo Scagnoli, and CAVALLERIA TOSCANA RG TEAM (Emanuele Gaudiano and Simone Coata) guided by Jonathan Sitzia and Matteo Giunt
The 5 in the finals – JUMPING VERONA TEAM, GULDENBOOM, CAVALLERIA TOSCANA RG TEAM, GOLDSPAN and SCH JUMPING TEAM put in a great show this afternoon competing in a Mixed Category Table A event to win the Master Event (with a total prize fund of 30,000 euros).
This brand new team circuit on Thursday 27 May saw entries by 16 pairs representing the 8 teams involved in this first “event stage” reserved for Sport level (h 145). They competed for three days, alongside the elite in international show jumping, over highly selective courses designed by course designer Uliano Vezzani and his team, one of the most popular in the international show jumping scene.
The riders competing in the first edition of the Italian Champions Tour included several great names in Italian show jumping, as well as two of the four members of the official Italian Nations Cup team which saw Belgium triumph over Germany: Emanuele Gaudiano and Riccardo Pisani.
At the end of the event in Rome, the circuit – structured around two competition levels (Sport h145 – Gentlemen Riders h120) will progress through7 team competitions over seven stages associated with A5* national competitions and higher organized in some of the most prestigious and famous equestrian centres in Italy.
The first stage in Busto Arsizio (09-11 July) is followed by Gorla Minore (July 23-25), Atina (06-08 August), Arezzo (20-22 August),Cattolica (September 3-5) and Militello in Val di Catania (08-10 October), to conclude in Sardinia in Abbasanta (October 22-24).
The Grand Finale will take place at Fieracavalli – scheduled 4-7 and 12-14 November 2021 – with an extraordinary total prize fund of 100,000 euros, within the scope of the Italian leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM organized by Jumping Verona.