The twentieth anniversary of the Santander International Jumping Competition was officially presented this morning, in the Blue Hall of Santander City Council. The event, chaired by the Excellency Mayor of Santander Gema Igual, was also attended by the CEO of Oxer Sport Pablo García Piqueres, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Transparency of Santander María Luisa Sanjuán Iriarte, the President of the Cantabrian Equestrian Federation Roberto Laherrán and, the Cantabrian rider Pablo Díaz Cuevas. The appearance has also had the presence of several media that have come to the call.
The Mayor wanted to highlight "the importance of the event, which starts the summer of the city in an incomparable setting and that will be a meeting point of the sport". 100 horses and 70 riders from 5 different nationalities will compete in the 9 classes that will take place over the weekend, the Mayor, has highlighted the class sponsored by the City of Santander on Friday afternoon, as well as the broadcast of the Grand Prix in Teledeporte. In addition, she emphasized that the best way to see it is "at the Magdalena facilities, onsite. I invite everyone to come this weekend." she has also said "the is a usual sport for the local poeple because we have good riders and because it is an important appointment that has been with us for 20 years". She has also thanked the "organization, staff and all sponsors who make this possible"
Pablo García Piqueres, CEO of Oxer, has pointed out that "this competition is more than tradition in Santander" Highlighting the sports part, noted the participation of the New Zeland Olympic rider, Samantha Mcintosh, who "is probably one of the favorites this year" Among the Spanish riders he has highlighted the riders Jesús Garmendia and Kevin González de Zárate, both grands prix winners at CSI Santander. He wanted to thank the "City Council for their support, the Government of Cantabria and all the sponsors that are with us because without them it would be absolutely impossible".
Roberto Laherrán has focused on Cantabrian participation "we will have 15 local riders, several youths who are at a high level. I want this to serve as an example for all the equestrian centers that are now working hard with the youngest riders”
Finally, Cantabrian rider Pablo Díaz wanted to thank the City Council and the organization to have such an event in Santander "I have been enjoying this competition since I was young, and this year is the 3rdthat I compete, and the first one competing in the big class” His mission, to play a good role and represent the cantabrian riders with great level"