International Jumping Competition in Barcelona
I am highly looking forward to covering this year’s International Jumping Competition in Barcelona. This year will mark the organizations 107th show, with patrons flocking from all over the world to watch the incredible horsemanship and incredible feats.
I’ve been involved with horses most of my life, but this is truly a very special event, International Jumping Competition. Covering this event previously was my first time in Barcelona, where I was hosted by Jose “Felix” Bentz, a very influential and prominent man in Spain. His exhibits and offices are located in the El Reial Cercle Artistic Institut Barcelona.
Between October 3rd – 6th Barcelona will become the capital of the equestrian world, hosting the 108th International Jumping Competition. For the seventh year in a row, CSIO Barcelona will host the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTMFinal, the most important competition in the international equestrian calendar. Over the four days, the Olympic arena of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will be the venue of eight competitions in total. The competitions will be inclusive of the most outstanding riders in the world ranking. Five competitions will be individual, while the other three will form part of the Nations Cup Final.
A total of 18 from the different world leagues will compete at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final. The final will consist of three competitions. The top eight teams from the opening class will go to the third and final competition, while the remainder will compete in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final – Challenge Cup which will be held prior to the Final competition of Saturday.
Here is a little look back at previous years covering the CSIO International Jumping Competition in Barcelona.