If you are a horse aficionado or are simply looking for an interesting event in Barcelona, don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s CSIO.
Created in 1902, CSIO is an equestrian event whose name is an acronym for “Concurso de Saltos Internaional Oficial” (International Official Jumping Competition), which later changed its name to Concurso Internacional de Saltos de Barcelona.
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Celebrated in September, the event usually receives around 90 contestants and 170 horses from all over the world. Some of the names participating this year are Edwina Tops-Alexander, from Australia, Judy-Ann Melchior, from Belgium, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, from Brazil, and Emma Augier de Mouassac, from the Czec Republic.
This year the CSIO is celebrating its 104th international jumping competition, which will happen between the 24th and the 27th of September, at Real Club de Polo de Barcelona.
The event will receive eighteen teams from Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa.
The competition starts on Thursday the 24th of September at 12 pm with the Coca-Cola Trophy, finishing on Sunday, the 27th of September, with the Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona.
There will also be Equestrian Shows happening during the competition days:
SEAT will present an equestrian ballet by the Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Equestre;
Damm will present Audrey Hasta Luego, a show that will feature a demonstration of dressage and daring acrobatics;
Fedráration Equestre Internationale
Fedráration Equestre Internationale (FEI) and Furusiyya, the main sponsor of the event, will present a special closing ceremony, with a fusion of light and color in the middle of the show jumping arena.
This year, CSIO will have a Pony Park where children can discover the fantastic world of ponies. This solidary activity will have all its proceeds sent to Fundación Oncológica Infantil Enriqueta Villavecchia (Enriquera Villavecchia Child Cancer Foundation), to support families with children that are receiving treatment and to back research and doctor training.
The ticket prices for the event are 15€ for the 24th (25€ for the grandstand), 20€ for the 25th (30€ for the grandstand), 20€ for the 27th (30€ for the grandstand) or 40€ for the four days. Entrance on the 24th is free. You can buy your tickets at Ticketmaster.
Real Club de Polo de Barcelona
Real Club de Polo de Barcelona is located at Avinguda Dr. Marañon, 19-31. The best way to get there using public transportation is by taking the green line of the subway (L3), exiting at Zona Universitaria; the Tram, exiting also at Zona Universitaria; or buses 7, 33, 54, 67, 68, 74, 75, 113 or 167.