The Dutchman van der Schans wins the Queens Cup-Segura Viudas Trophy. (Photo © CSIO Barcelona).
by CSIO Barcelona
With a new Dutch victory in the Queens Cup-Segura Viudas Trophy the 103 edition of CSIO Barcelona came to an end. Wout-Jan van der Schans with Capedown was the fastest equestrian rider of the competition of the jump-off. The German Daniel Deusser with Pironella came in second, while Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, on Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot, achieved third place in the classification, the best place for a Spanish competitor in the four days of the competition.
The last day of CSIO Barcelona started with the la Caixa Trophy, a table A against the clock competition won by the Italian rider Juan Carlos García with Moka de Mescam, followed by his compatriot Luca Maria Moneta on Jesús de La Commune. The Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade with Zz Top V. Schaarbroek Z took third place. Also on this occasion Eduardo Álvarez Aznar was the best Spaniard, on Ryanair de Riverland.
The day concluded with a marvelous spectacle performed by Córdoba Ecuestre, a fusion of Spanish dressage and the flamenco dance.
-Four days of horse riding at the highest level-
For four days the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona was at its best when hosting the most important equestrian event of the year. The Furusiyya FEI Nations CupTM Jumping Final, held at CSIO Barcelona for its 103rd edition, finished yesterday with the final taking place in the evening. Over 5,000 spectators could experience in person the triumph of the Dutch team, the current world champion, trailed by Canada and Sweden. With an incredible closing ceremony and the lead performance of American superstar Aloe Blacc, the spectacular evening was concluded.
These have been four days of equestrianism at the maximum level, in unique surroundings, with the participation of fourteen nations and the best horses in the world. An event where, apart from the horses, good weather and summer temperatures have allowed some 50,000 fans to enjoy the utmost international equestrian exhibition of the moment.