Summer is a busy time in the Spanish equestrian world. Dozens of competitions are held all over the country, from small local events to large international competitions.
The world’s largest equestrian circuit takes place in Cádiz
One of the most important competitions of the summer is the Sunshine Tour of Vejer, which takes place in Cádiz. The Sunshine Tour is the largest equestrian circuit in the world and attracts the best riders and horses in the equestrian world.
Major competitions in summer 2023
Other important summer competitions are the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva, the Ces Valencia tours and the national competition. These competitions offer a more accessible level of competition for amateur and beginner riders.
The second weekend of July will be full of show jumping competitions in different parts of Spain. In show jumping, there will be two national “two-star” competitions in Burgos and La Coruña; a national “three-star” competition in Granada, which is the first event of two consecutive weeks of competition, and an international “three-star” competition at Yeguada Finca Maeza, in Asturias.
These events are an opportunity to watch the world’s best riders and horses compete in an exciting and festive atmosphere. They are also a perfect occasion to learn more about the sport of show jumping and to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings in which they are held.
If you are interested in the world of show jumping, don’t miss this type of competition being held in Spain this summer. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Jumping competitions in Spain in summer 2023
Sunshine Tour of Vejer
● The Sunshine Tour is the largest equestrian circuit in the world.
● It is held in Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz.
● The Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva, the Ces Valencia tours and the national competition compete simultaneously.
● This means that an average of 6,000 horses compete simultaneously in Spain each week.
● In summer many activities stop, but not the equestrian world.
● Equestrianism is a sport with special connotations that make it a way of life rather than a purely sporting activity.
● The animal needs periods of rest and rehabilitation like a tennis player or footballer, but it would not make sense to stop for two months and have it completely lose its habit and fitness.
● Furthermore, riding means leisure with family and friends, enjoyment of free time and nature, and a generalised well-being that only those who live around horses can truly understand.
Jumping competitions in the second weekend of July
● In show jumping there will be two national competitions in the “two star” category in Burgos and La Coruña.
● A national “three star” competition in Granada, which is the first event of two consecutive weeks of competition.
An international “three star” competition at Yeguada Finca Maeza, in Asturias.
At Equspaddock we hope you enjoy the jumping competitions in Spain this summer!