The arrival of summer in Sanremo is characterised by a series of top-level outdoor sporting events. Jumping Sanremo 2023, a renowned international show jumping contest, will be held at the equestrian arena from 9 to 11 June and from 16 to 18 June. Jumping Sanremo includes a series of show jumping events for the following types: CSI YH1* 6YO + CSI 1* + CSI 2* + CSIP-A. The event usually attracts riders and horses from every continent, real champions of the discipline. What attracts them is the prestige of the event, the Sanremo equestrian arena and the generous prize money.
Guests who have chosen the City of Flowers for equestrian competitions over the years include the famous brothers Raimondo and Piero D’Inzeo, Graziano Mancinelli, known in the 1950s and 1960s as “the rider par excellence”, and then the Brazilian champion Álvaro Affonso “Doda” de Miranda Neto, and Steve Guerdat from Switzerland, who attended in 2013, when he was reigning world champion. And of course we mustn’t forget Marta Ortega Pérez, now president of the Spanish clothing chain Zara, and then, in 2010 and 2011, Charlotte Casiraghi, who competed under the watchful eyes of her mother Princess Caroline of Monaco and HSH Prince Albert II, as well as the national teams of Qatar and Syria, training in Sanremo for the European Championships.
Jumping Sanremo 2023 is organised by Società Ippica Sanremo, which has been active since the “roaring” 1930s of Podestà Pietro Agosti. A splendid setting for the competition will be the equestrian arena in the Solaro region, with its breathtaking view of the sea. The complex covers an area of approximately thirty-six thousand square metres and is equipped with various areas, including an excellent riding school, a sand ring, an indoor riding arena, a sand track for galloping, large and well-maintained stables, a café and restaurant. The main competition ring, surfaced with grass (120 metres by 80) is overlooked by the grandstands, which can accommodate over 1,500 spectators. Two weekends of sport and good, clean fun are to be expected.
Anna Maria Castellana