It was Milan in 1983, in the Palasport, that hosted the first Italian stage of the obstacle jump World Cup, but the following year, due to a heavy snowfall that seriously damaged the structures of the Milanese building, the appointment was postponed at the Brianteo equestrian club in Birago at the gates of the Lombard capital. After an interruption due to the lack of a suitable venue, finally, in 1995, the Gotha of the international show jumping meets again in Italy, in what would have become the venue of the Italian appointment for six editions: the Palasport of Casalecchio di Reno (BO).
But, at the turn of the new millennium, in the spring of 2000 the staff of Fieracavalli proposed the candidacy of Verona as the venue for the prestigious event. And the first appointment in the Scala office, in November 2001, proved to be a success.
Great pages of sports have already been written in the nineteen editions of the Scaliger event thanks to binomials that with their careers have literally made the history of this extraordinary equestrian discipline. Starting from the debut edition of 2001 which saw an en plein from Belgium with three riders in the first three places on the ranking and ending with 2019 with the deserved victory of Scott Brash. Within all these years there’s so much history, great horses, great amazons and great riders.
A ‘top’ competition with exciting races of a high technical level, and a great show for fans who crowd the stands.