Friday, September 22, 2017

The Italia Endurance Festival - Opening Ceremony

22/09/2017 - evento sportivo

A magnificent choreography charmed the audience of the Italia Endurance Festival and definitely left a beautiful souvenir in the minds and hearts of those who were lucky enough to witness it.

When the main authorities concluded their welcoming speeches, the 33 participating teams present in Valeggio sul Mincio began their parade, just after setting of the sun.

Daniele Polato, city councillor of Verona, and Maurizio Danese, President of VeronaFiere, have underlined the economic benefits brought about by the Festival.

The riders of the nations that will be competing next Saturday and Sunday on the tracks developing accross the territories of Mantua and Verona, stepped on stage in alphabetical order.

Just before the dancing and horse acrobatics show, Mr. Mohammed Essa Aladhab, Manager of the Dubai Equestrian Club, collected a beautiful prize, a painting for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Almaktoum. The work of art is signed by the artist Mauro Malacarne, specialized in equine subjects.

When the painting was unveiled, the Italian National Anthem began to accompany the Italian Team on stage. Italy, the host country, won silver medal at the Senior European Championship in Belgium (August 2017).

Beautiful fireworks concluded this magnificent opening ceremony, lighting up the majestic castle of Valeggio sul Mincio that faces Parco Giardino Sigurtà.

Ramon Lopez Lax, FEI ride President of Ground Jury, officially starts the games, proclaiming the beginning of the Championship.

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