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Final stage of the CSIO 5* Gijón 2014


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(Rating average 3,30)

The International Horse Show 5* of Gijón, which took place from the last 30th of July to the 4th of August at the hippodrome of Las Mestas, had his final journey after six days of competition
For the second year in a row, the equestrian formula after the agreement between the FEI and the Saudi Equestrian Found Furusiyya was kept, and the swiss watch company Longines acted like the official timekeeper

In this fifty-second edition the participation was comprised of 83 riders from twenty different countries and 206 horses, 22 of them young horses. For the first time ever, and additionally to the CSIO 5*, the Organization set up three classes for young horses between 6 and 7 years old, which were part of a Schedule constituted by 15 classes and 9 trophies

The riders who got most victories in the present edition of the CSIO 5* Gijón 2014 were the British rider Laura Renwick, who alse got the first place in the three Young Horses classes, the chilean rider Samuel Parot and the brazilian rider Pedro Veniss. In addition, other riders who got, at least, the first place in one class were the american rider Quentin Judge, the french rider Roger Yves Bost and the german rider Felix Hassmann. It is noted the triumph at the Grand Prix of the swiss rider Niklaus Rutschi.

On Saturday the second of august was held the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup with the participation of eleven teams, and the victory was for the United States of America, who got the victory for the first time in the history of this show. The Chef d'Equipe of the american team was Diann Langer and the team was composed of four riders: Quentin Judge, Ashlee Bond, Catherine Pasmore and Georgina Bloomberg

A total of 43.016 spectators came to Las Mestas all along the six days of competition in despite of the change of dates regarding previous editions, and the adverse weather events, which makes an average of 7.000 persons per day.

We want to thank, once again, the commitment and and loyalty of all our sponsors like: Giroa, Funeraria Gijonesa, Mahou, Lacera, Oquendo, Casino de Asturias, Sony/Vodafone, Massimo Dutti, Caja Rural de Gijón, Central Lechera Asturiana Triocar BMW y Banco Sabadell Herrero, and also all the sponsors of the additional trophies, because without them the success of our Show couldn't be possible.

Furthermore, the broadcast was developed by our official website and the social nets with plenty of daily news and photos. The impact of the media was directed to a local, regional, national and international territory with 95 journalists, more than thirty interviews for newspapers, radio and TV and also reports and discussion sessions. In addition, the Show was broadcasted in streaming, and the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup was issued by the FEI TV.

Finally, we encourage you to the next edition of the CSIO 5* Gijón that, theoretically, will take place at the end of august 2015

Palabras clave Hípico, Deporte