120 ° CAVALLI FAIR
The 2017 edition closes with over 160 thousand visitors and a Sunday full of great sport with a heart-pounding World Cup Grand Prix
More than 160 thousand visitors arrived in Verona - from 63 countries! - to get to know the over 3,000 specimens of 60 breeds up close, attend more than 200 events including animations, competitions and shows and discover the most cutting edge products with the 750 companies present. A success on all fronts, as stated by the president of Veronafiere Maurizio Danese. «This Fieracavalli continues a tradition of successes that began 120 years ago and which sees Veronafiere engaged together with institutions, federations, associations and companies in promoting the development of a sector of our" green "economy that has over 400 thousand horses and employs almost 50 thousand people in Italy. In 2018, the important goal of the 120 editions is reached and we are already working to celebrate this date, with new initiatives and a greater involvement of the city of Verona and its historic center. Our dream is to bring the horses back to the Arena too ".
Impossible, then, to forget the Jumping Verona which, from 17 editions, hosts the only Italian stage of the Longines FEI World Cup ™ which, this year, has kept in suspense the 6 thousand lucky people who managed to grab tickets for the Grand Prix this afternoon. Four Italians at the barrage and the hope of Italian victory faded only thanks to the perfect and fast path of Maikel van der Vleuten, the Dutchman who triumphed today. Our Alberto Zorzi, who finished second, however, conquers the top of the provisional World Cup standings, bringing the blue colors still at the top worldwide. «This year's results have rewarded the commitment to constantly improve and innovate Fieracavalli. The internationality of the show has grown.
Enthusiasts and operators have found the whole equestrian sector represented in Verona through its appointments at the top ». These are the words of Giovanni Mantovani, general manager of Veronafiere, who have definitively closed the 119th edition of Fieracavalli, meeting everyone next year in Verona from 25 to 28 October 2018.