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The Italian Endurance Championships, along the shores of Lake Garda

23/07/2012 - evento sportivo

One of the most fashionable events dedicated to the equestrian world and discipline is back with all its charm and elegance. Immersed in the beautiful scenery offered by the Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Valeggio sul Mincio, province of Verona, and along the shores of “the Great Lake” set in the provinces of Trento e Brescia, the third edition of Garda Endurance Cup 2012 will take place from September 24 to September 29. This year the prestigious international meeting will host, for the first time, in addition to the Open races, the Absolute Senior and Junior Italian Endurance Championships.  


The real sporting event, sponsored by the FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports) and by the IFES (Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports) consists of three tracks of 160, 120 and 90 km and will open its doors Saturday 29 September at dawn. It is going to be a crucial race for many riders coming from all over Italy, riders who are hoping that the Italian Championships will open the door for them to major events such as the European and World Championships. Green light will be also given to the Open races, with participants from all over the world willing to compete against each other in the incredibly beautiful surroundings offered by the southern part of Lake Garda.


The Garda Endurance Cup will start, as we already mentioned, on Monday 24. However, the horse marathon will be preceded by a series of events which put together economy, tourism, health, culture and international relations, all sharing their mutual passion for horses.


The first key event will take place on Monday 24 with the official press conference held at the Sala Rossa in the Province of Verona which will be replicated at Riva del Garda (TN) and at Gardone Riviera (BS) during the following days. On Thursday 27 we get to the heart of the matter with a medical symposium on the hippotherapy to be held in the auditorium Polo Zanotto at the University of Verona. The conference will be attended by professors and experts who will hold discussions together with professionals in the field as well as by curious onlookers, on the theme of Pet Therapy to cure physical and mental illnesses of varying degrees of severity. Recent international studies on the subject will be presented during the conference as well as documentaries testifying the therapeutic efficacy of animal use.


On Thursday evening the social event par excellence will be the gala dinner. Guests can have a wonderful time during the magical evening where, among lights, scents, fashion and music they will be able to breathe the air of the Arabian Nights.


Garda Endurance Cup 2012 is also intended to be a pole of international relationships between Italy and China, Russia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. This is the challenge accepted by the event hosted at Garda which, being aware of the vital importance for the Italian economy to look abroad, seeks to foster the development and the consolidation of economic relations and institutions through a series of B2B meetings. Headquarters of the meetings will be Villa Sigurtà in Valeggio and the Exhibition Centre of Riva del Garda (TN), which opens Friday, September 28 and where the Italian business world will have the opportunity to compare itself with international markets, looking for synergies and strategic partnerships.


As in previous years, we continue our collaboration with the Italian contemporary art.  This year too the Beyond Factory art gallery is organizing an exhibition with the best Italian contemporary works of art that will be with us throughout the event.


Garda Endurance Cup will conclude with the awards ceremony on Saturday night, a special event characterized by strong emotions: the setting is designed in minute detail in order to celebrate all the winners and the national and international protagonists in the best of ways.



In full respect of the philosophy and the spirit ofthe former editions,  Garda Endurance Cup 2012 starts being again an event that includes several other events, created to highlight the extraordinary reality of Lake Garda and the natural amphitheatre offered by the morainic hills overlooking the Po Valley, along the shores of the river Mincio, in an area surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Not only nature and sports but also territorial marketing projects promoting synergies and collaborations aimed to foster cultural exchange and awareness.

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Sporting schedule

Saturday 15 June 2019

05:30 - La Gara

Saturday 15 June 2019

06:00 - La Gara

Saturday 15 June 2019

06:30 - La Gara

Saturday 15 June 2019

07:30 - La Gara

Saturday 15 June 2019

08:30 - La Gara