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San Patrignon

San Patrignano CSI-A (ITA)

Equestrian sport against drugs and social outcasting

Top riders to San Patrignano

The 6th CSI-A San Patrignano's International Jumping Show, which will take place from July 19 through 21, will have an extraordinarily rich participation of high-level riders. Top names of the worldwide equestrian have already confirmed their attendance and some national formations will compete with the full team which will participate to the World Championships in Jerez on next September.

Belgium will compete with Ludo Phlippaerts, European Champion and current n. 5 of the FEI world ranking, Jos Lansink (n°14) Marc Van Dijck (n°18); for the 'blues' of France Thierry Pomel, vice world-champion at the Weg '98, Michel Robert (n°26) e Hubert Bourdy (n°50). The Netherlands will present the Olympic Champion Jeroem Dubbeldam (n° 17) Eric Van Der Vleuten (n°36) and Emile Hendirix (n°40). For Switzerland Markus Fuchs (n°6) Willi Melliger (n°24) and, under the United Kingdom colors, three very well experienced riders: Michael Whitaker (n°12) Robert Smith e Tim Stockdale. Large and qualified also the Italian participation, with our top riders Jerry Smit (n°15) Roberto Arioldi (n°27) Gianni Govoni and a bunch of emerging young riders that the manager of the National Team, Duccio Bartalucci, will select on the basis of the technical and competitive programs of the Italian Federation. Lastly, for Ireland will be present Peter Charles (n°35), for Jordan the Princess Haya, who will renovate her participation this year too and, for the home-team, the "San Patrignano Jumping Team", the Spanish Fernando Fourcade, technical director of the community competitive activities.

The high profile of participants has been highlighted by Giacomo Muccioli, President of the Organizing Committee: "We are very glad that the equestrian's top names are considering our Show as a show to don't miss. To assess the highly appreciation of our work and, above all, to see as all the Show's participants, from the riders to the audience, consider this event as a moment in which the best values of sports, friendship and solidarity, are actually and concretely expressed is for all of us a source of great satisfaction. Thanks to the CSI-A it is possible to communicate a strong message against drugs and social outcast". These concepts have been declared also by Emile Hendrix, technical advisor of the Show for the second year: "my main aim, within the collaboration with the Community, it is not to improve the quality of the Show, already very high, but to make the Challenge Vincenzo Muccioli a "classic" within the equestrian's calendar, a traditional appointment to which, every year, the best riders wish to come back".


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