Feria de Madrid hosts another edition of Madrid Horse Week, the largest equestrian event held in Spain and which seeks to bring the world of horses closer to the general public.
Last year’s edition introduced the innovative JumpingClash Challenge competition, a new jumping competition model that seeks to transform the jumping discipline and the way it is seen by the general public through live television.
JumpingClash Challenge revolutionises the jumping world. The trial is divided into two groups: seeded (top 8 riders in the Longines FEI ranking) and challengers (top 8 eight riders from the first qualifying round). Seeded and Challengers will compete with each other to reach the grand final. The format is very similar to the one used in tennis, and guarantees continued excitement, as knock-outs are immediate, making the competition very easy for members of the public to understand.
Television coverage is slick and allows pre and post-ride contents to be included. The JumpingClash Challenge aims to revolutionise the way people watch horse riding.
In the last edition, Madrid Horse Week held the World Vaulting Cup for the second consecutive year, in which the Top Ten in the international ranking in male and female competitions participated.
The Horse Fair has a programme with various recreational and educational activities including western dressage, vaulting demonstrations, natural horsemanship and sessions on horse health and care.
Like in previous editions, the Madrid Horse Week will have the Gourmet Corner, which consists of several counters and an indoor terrace to enjoy a great gastronomic experience, as well as an Estrella Damm music bar with DJs and concerts.