Madrid hosts the Formula 1 equestrian prize this weekend: schedules and price

The best riders and horsewomen are going to parade this weekend at the Casa de Campo Club in Madrid.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
15 May 2024 Wednesday 17:05
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Madrid hosts the Formula 1 equestrian prize this weekend: schedules and price

The best riders and horsewomen are going to parade this weekend at the Casa de Campo Club in Madrid. From Friday morning to Sunday the Longines Global Champions Tour award is held, a jumping race in which you can see the first epees, such as the Spanish rider Eduardo Álvarez Aznar and the rider Carolina Villanueva, who will compete with others, such as the Swede Henrik von Eckerman, the Austrian Max Kühner or the Frenchman Simon Delestre, among many others.

Madrid is one of the 16 cities in the world where you can enjoy this competition, with top-level athletes and horses. The amount of prizes that will be distributed in the various races that will be held amounts to 874,800 euros.

Ticket prices for the public range between 14 and 25 euros, although you can also purchase vouchers for the entire weekend for 41 euros (31 for federated members). Children between 7 and 13 years old will have a discount of up to 50% on the aforementioned prices, while children under that age will have free entry.

The jumps races start between 9 and 9.30 am. Five competitions will be held each day and the most important ones on Friday and Saturday will take place at 6:00 p.m., while the one on Sunday will take place at 4:45 p.m., with a prize of 308,600 euros.

The trophies are sponsored by different companies, including Caixabank, Grupo Eulen, Caser, Mahou, Marqués de Riscal and Longines itself, among others.

The rider Eduardo Álvarez Aznar arrives at this edition, after holding the first four tests of the LGCT, in first place in the classification. “Madrid is one of my main goals of the year. On that track I feel fulfilled as a rider and it is one of the most special moments of the season. And also, coming as a leader, this year it will be time to give a little more,” explains the Olympic athlete.

In the words of Javier Revuelta, president of the Royal Spanish Equestrian Federation, “from a sporting point of view, the celebration of this race in Madrid is one of the great events of the year, since it is the most prestigious international circuit and the one that “It brings the best riders and horsewomen in the world.” To which he adds: "In addition, for Spanish equestrian it is also an event, not only because the best-ranked Spaniards in the international ranking come, but also because it will be a touchstone for the next Olympic Games, since on the track “Green is going to determine who is fitter.”

For his part, Álvaro Arrieta, president of Oxer Sport, the company that organizes the competitions worldwide together with LGCT, also assures that arriving at the Villa de Madrid Country Club, “one of the best venues on the circuit, is a real pleasure.” “. In his opinion, “there is no other city in Europe that has the level of equestrian events that Madrid has.”

"This city is at the forefront of this sport. It is a magical track and, in addition to the quality of its facilities, it can boast of its history, something that cannot be bought," emphasizes Arrieta.

In addition to the sports circuit, there will be a restaurant area in the facilities for attendees.