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The curtain rises at Garda Endurance Cup 2012

24/09/2012 - evento generico

An excellent presentation for Garda Endurance Cup which has finally cut the ribbon today at the prestigious Sala Rossa in Palazzo Scaligero during the opening of its 2012 edition. The long awaited horse dedicated Garda event has made the first step with this morning’s conference, well attended by the media and by its organizers, anticipating thus the following three days.


“As in previous years the Province expressed its desire to give strong support to such an important event”, said the head of the Sport Department, Ruggero Pozzani, introduced by the journalist and moderator Luciano Purgato. “In addition to its undisputed sporting value”, added Pozzani, “ the meetings organized between the economies of different countries, which will be developed through commercial talks between Italian and foreign businessmen, are definitely going to increase the importance of the event in terms of business.” Moreover, the conference dedicated to the Pet Therapy will give this year’s event a social meaning. During such an event, unique of its kind and centred entirely around horses, a symposium on hippotherapy is a must. As Stefano Dal Ferro, member of the organizing committee of Garda Endurance Cup 2012, pointed out, "the horse becomes a doctor."


Aldo Brancher, president of the "Lago di Garda Tutto l’anno," expressed his satisfaction by emphasizing the importance of the event as part of a series of other initiatives organized along the Garda shores. He said: “This year we decided to focus on the sporting event as well as on its important economic implications: in fact, several meetings will be attended by Chinese, Arab and Ukraine entrepreneurs and by fifty Italian businessmen. In this respect I should also mention the commercial agreement signed last year, right here in Palazzo della Ragione, between the then Minister in charge of Economic Development and his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates. The good news is that we are concluding negotiations with the Autonomous Province of Trento in order to extend the event next year in Riva del Garda as well. "


Through the various events and, more specifically, through the race, Garda Endurance Cup reveals itself as one of the best opportunities to promote the breathtaking landscape of Lake Garda. The mayor of Valeggio sul Mincio is in fact honoured to host the event. His delegate, councillor Andrea Molinari, stated: “The event is perfectly in line with the development policies of the territory taken by the administration of Valeggio. This represents an important opportunity to allow participants to experience the beauty and uniqueness of the morainic hills, which has nothing to envy to any other Italian place."


Always with Garda Endurance, Coni Provinciale wanted to participate in the press conference through the vice president Gaudio Pedalino’s speech: ”The event centred around the horse and Garda’s shores proposes itself as a high level event able to put together a sport of excellence such as the endurance and economic and tourism initiatives. In view of the 2013 edition, when Garda Endurance Cup will host the World Championship Young Horses, this year’s sporting event is going to be crucial for the pairs taking part in the race.”


James Coppini, president of the Garda Endurance Cup organizing committee closed the presentation by briefly summarizing the event. With great satisfaction he also wanted to emphasize the success achieved with the presence at the start of about 115 pairs from ten different countries. “The event is a container of various other events”, he stated, “There will be sporting competitions, economic exchange as well as a joint space, all taking place in a context meant to once again promote our territory. Different purposes therefore share the same goal: the enhancement of the Italian morainic hills as well as the international launch of the race”.


The first appointment of the three-day event is scheduled for Thursday 27 September. To start the Garda Endurance Cup will be the medical symposium on hippotherapy and rehabilitation that will be held at 2.30 PM at the Aula 1.1 Polo Zanotto of the University of Verona.

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