Tomorrow will begin the second day and the last weekend of the Maeza International Show Jumping Competition. The success of the past weekend was such, that the number of riders and horses expected for these next days of competition will be doubled with 535 starts.
On July 9, 10 and 11 the Yeguada Finca Maeza is hosting the second event of the two that make up the first edition of the Maeza International Show Jumping Competition.
From the 2nd to the 4th of July, the public enjoyed the success that we experienced in the modern facilities owned by the Bares Maestre family, with more than 330 jumpers, among which three riders stood out: the young Asturian Alejandro Álvarez Gutiérrez, the Madrid rider Alejandro Entrecanales and, of course, the winner of the first Maeza Grand Prix, Leonardo Medal García.
In the upcoming days we will have a new and numerous participation and, among the novelties, top level faces such as the Olympic and Asturian rider Sergio Álvarez Moya. The rider from Avilés and current Spanish Champion will come to the Sariego facilities after finishing third in two rounds of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco last weekend. We will also see his predecessor to the title of Spanish champion and rider of Sergio's stable, the Canary Islander Ismael García Roque, who will come to prepare his horses for the grand final of the Nations Cup for which he has been selected as representative of the national team and which will take place on July 24 in Warsaw.
Another Asturian based in Belgium and winner of numerous international competitions, Julio Arias, will be these days at the facilities of Maeza, who along with the Añon brothers, also new additions, are already old acquaintances in the Asturian tracks. The young Cantabrian Celia Cobo, who next week will represent Spain at the European Championships in the juvenile category, or Arantza Berasategui and Carmen Mateos, youth riders who have also been selected to represent the national team next week in Vilamoura, will be competing these days among the more than 108 participating riders.
The international attendance will also be outstanding with riders such as the Chilean Jorge Matte who comes from competing in the CSI5* of Paris and Stockholm or the Luxembourger Victor Bettendorf, who last weekend comes from winning a test of the International Show Jumping Competition of Royan in France. Of course the Dutch Eric Van der Vleuten Jr, who already made his talent clear last weekend with a 5th place in the Grand Prix also remains among the entries for the second week.
In short, a high level of sport this week at the Yeguada Asturiana, which makes it difficult to decide on a favorite name to win the Grand Prix Maeza on Sunday at 16.00h, the main event of the competition.
Throughout the three days of competition, 9 races will be held, among which 71,000 euros in prize money will be distributed. The last competition on Friday and the Grand Prix on Sunday will have an extra attraction, as they will count towards the world ranking (Longines Rankinf FEI) and will each award a prize purse of 25,000 Euros.
The grounds of Yeguada Finca Maeza will be open to welcome, with open arms, anyone who wants to come and enjoy the best international competition in the Cantabrian Sea and experience the thrill of the sport live. Those who do not have that possibility will be able to follow all the competition live through the official channel ClipMyHorse.tv.