Presentation of the CSN5* Valladolid, second venue of the 2024 RFHE National Show Jumping League

4 May 2024

Today, the presentation of the CSN5* Valladolid took place, which kicks off this weekend at the Real Sociedad Hípica de Valladolid, serving as the second venue of the RFHE National Show Jumping League. The event was held at the Valladolid Tourism Office (Acera Recoletos s/nº).

The inclusion of Valladolid as a venue in the National Show Jumping League marks a significant milestone for the city, consolidating its position in this prominent equestrian circuit and emphasizing its commitment to equestrian sport, ensuring exceptional quality in event participation and significant media coverage at the national level.

Throughout this week, our facilities at the Real Sociedad Hípica de Valladolid will welcome 147 riders, accompanied by 250 horses, representing 8 Autonomous Communities: Madrid, Cantabria, Basque Country, Galicia, Asturias, Castilla y León, Valencia, and Navarra. Among them are prominent riders who occupied the top three positions in the Gold League Grand Prix held in Valencia last weekend: Iván Serrano, Álvaro González de Zárate, and Pello Elourdy. Additionally, competitors such as Kevin González de Zárate, Gerardo Menéndez, Rubén Gómez, and Javier González Fraga will join the competition, among others. We will also have the pleasure of welcoming distinguished female riders such as Carolina Villanueva, winner of the Valladolid Grand Prix in previous editions, Carmen García-Torres, and the talented local rider Inés Hernández Yanguas.

The competition will unfold over three days with five daily events, highlighting Friday's "Diputación Provincial de Valladolid Trophy", Saturday's Grand Prix "Junta de CyL Trophy", the Silver League Grand Prix "Securitas Direct Trophy" with a height of 1.40m, and the highlight of this weekend's competition, the Gold League Grand Prix: "Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Valladolid Grand Prix, Caja Rural de Zamora Trophy", which will take place on Sunday.

Furthermore, there will be two additional prizes sponsored by Caja Rural de Zamora for the best classified child and youth riders from the Grand Prix events.

Without the collaboration and sponsorship of institutions and private companies, it would not be possible to bring a competition of this level. Thanks to the sponsors of the National League (Securitas Direct, Caser Grupo Helvetia, Volvo, Solan de Cabras, Casas Novas, and Horse 1), and particularly to those of the Valladolid venue: Excmo. Ayto de Valladolid, Junta de CyL, Diputación Provincial de Valladolid, Caja Rural de Zamora, Tressis, Estrella Galicia, Helios, Equitrack, and Grupo Casas Arias.

Prominent representatives from the sports and tourism sectors took the floor at the presentation:

Ms. Blanca Jiménez Cuadrillero, General Delegate Councilor for Tourism, Events, and City Brand.

Mr. Francisco Javier González Vega, Provincial Deputy for Sports and Youth.

Mr. Narciso Prieto Martín, Director of Communication and Institutional Relations of Caja Rural de Zamora.

Mr. Gonzalo Cebrián Ruiz, President of the Real Sociedad Hípica de Valladolid.

Mr. Fernando Pérez Diez, Director of Oxer Sport CyL.

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