Are you ready to experience four days of pure equestrian passion?
It has started the 120th edition of the show that for over a century has brought together all the best in the equestrian world through four days (October 25-28) of sport, breeding, tourism in the saddle, business and entertainment.
The twelve halls of the Verona Exhibition Centre this year will host 2400 horses representing 60 breeds, 35 breeding associations and 750 companies from 60 countries for more than 120,000 square meters of exhibition space.
More than 200 appointments are scheduled and 160,000 visitors are expected from over 60 countries.
The sports calendar will certainly live up to your expectations: in addition to the only Italian stage of the Show Jumping World Cup, talented young riders in Italian equitation will compete for the 31st Pony Regions Cup, the Pony Trophy, in the Pony Champions Cup, the final of the Sport Project, the 43rd Grand Prix of the Regions U21 and the 2018 Master Sport - all events under the auspices of the FISE. And the 120th anniversary of the show is celebrated with two marvellous innovations: the Talent Rider Trophy and the 120x120 Fieracavalli Grand Prix: an event created in collaboration with FISE to bring 120 horse-rider pairs to Verona after 7 selection stages throughout Italy.
There is also the absolute debut of Reining: the queen of stars and stripes specialties and the only one recognized by the FEI (International Equestrian Federation) and the FISE (Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports). The exciting Team Penning and Ranch Sorting events are joined by a special event dedicated to Working Cow Horse - all on stage in Halls 11 and 12.
Hall 1 once again hosts the Executive Master in Equestrian Tourism: two days of updating dedicated to horseback holidays and trekking.
The breeding sector confirms is status as one of the absolute protagonists of Fieracavalli 2018. 2400 horses highlighting the Italian breeds promoted by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies (Mipaaft) and the Italian Breeders Association (AIA), Iberian and Friesian horses, as well as Appaloosa, Paint and Quarter horses of Wild West fame.
Nor should you miss a visit to the Arabian Horse Show - in its new location in Hall 2 - organized by Anica-Italian National Arabian Horse Association.
Nor does this edition overlook entertainment, thanks to performances and animations for the whole family. Let the enjoyment begin in the Kids Islands - as well as during Fieracavalli Nights, where country music and line dance are ready to welcome you.
Nor should you miss the eagerly-awaited Gold Gala Anniversary - on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings - as well as two events dedicated to art and culture: in Hall 8, Federica Crestani - a young architect from San Bonifacio (Verona) and co-founder of Arar Atelier - presents a collection of paintings where oil painting and the wireframe technique combine to give life to an intense equestrian allegory, while Hall 1 offers an exhibition of rocking horses sure to help you relive childhood memories.