Among the novelties of Fieracavalli 2019 (www.fieracavalli.it), international exhibition dedicated to the equestrian world in Veronafiere from 7th to 10th November, also the Academy, multidisciplinary project articulated in five different areas with specific initiatives, Coordinated by a group of contact persons.
Responsible for the sporting part Vittorio Garrone, founder of Team Wow, and champion and trainer Michel Robert, always Fieracavalli’s soul, who welcomes the only Italian stage of the World Cup of Jump Obstacles, the FEI jumping World Cup Longines. Their task is to advise and train young people who will have the opportunity to take part in the theoretical and practical courses of natural riding of the Wow Michel Robert Experience on Saturday 9 November. That of the Academy is a path begun some years ago, as remembered by the general manager of Veronafiere, Giovanni Mantovani: In 2014 we have instituted a commission in charge of protecting the more than 2 thousand animals present in the fair. Now we have developed and put into system this experience and its values, to continue to accompany and support in an ethical way the evolution of the role of the horse in society».
The disciplines of western riding are also part of the overall design of Fieracavalli’s Academy, which works closely with the Elementa Masters circuit. Thanks to this collaboration, Fieracavalli 2019 debuts an international première of reining organized according to ethical standards and respect.
The numbers of the 121st Fieracavalli
Protagonists of the 121st edition of Fieracavalli 2,400 horses of 60 breeds, 750 companies in the sector from 25 countries, buyers from 18 countries, 35 breeding associations. The calendar includes over 200 events, including sports competitions, shows and conferences.
Maurizio Danese, president of Veronafiere, has emphasized: Fieracavalli is confirmed as the reference point for a public of enthusiasts that has exceeded 160 thousand visitors from 60 Countries in 2018. We therefore have a great responsibility and therefore with the Academy we want to become the leader of an initiative that brings together riders, experts, testimonials, institutions, universities and research». In addition to the exhibition part with the main international brands for breeding and riding and the best proposals for the equitourism, the show is an integral part of the event with the events of the Westernshow, initiatives dedicated to families and children and the Gala d’Oro with the greatest names of the equestrian art. Space also to equitourism and sustainability. Two points on which Fieracavalli has continued to invest, starting with the publication of the first guide for riding holidays in collaboration with the Italian Touring Club and the establishment of “Horse Friendly” quality mark that certifies hotels, riding stables, horse riding, parks, and farmhouses on horseback. At Fieracavalli 2019 also “The journey that changes – Paths of sustainable tourism”, space dedicated to meetings and seminars on the equitourism held by Earth Academy and Ciset.