The Equestrian Center of Vilamoura was awarded the “Award Excelent” level by the publication “Horse Republic”, a distinction attributed, in 2020, for the quality of the organization of international equestrian competitions.
The Equestrian Center of Vilamoura was one of 10 organizers of international equestrian events that received the distinction of "Award Excelen" 'in a total of more than 4,000 competitors who throughout 2020, organized equestrian competitions in various parts of the globe.
“The award of the Award Excelent degree, in the face of very strong competition from countries with a long tradition in organizing international equestrian events, is a prize for our equestrian center but also for Vilamoura and the Algarve for the logistics it involves and for the presence of best horsemen and horses in the world ”, said António Moura, coordinator of the Equestrian Center of Vilamoura.
"Horse Republic took into account in its analysis the fact that the Equestrian Center of Vilamoura has complied with the health controls required by national and international authorities, supported by the most modern technology for this type of situations", he said.
Recently, between October and November, qualifying events for the next Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 took place in the Vilamoura equestrian complex, a meeting that brought together the main names of world equestrian sport in the Algarve, such as Marta Ortega, Athina Onassis, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo and Jessica Springsteen.
Over the course of these two months, 350 of the best riders in the world from 40 countries and more than 1,200 horses valued at millions of euros participated in the various races, for a total of 2,000 people including trainers, attendants, associated services and companions.