Federal Equestrian Centre Pratoni del Vivaro
The FEI committee have recently announced the FEI World Championships for Eventing and Driving will be held at Pratoni del Vivaro in Italy, in September 2022.
The Federal Equestrian Centre Pratoni del Vivaro is located between the municipalities of Rocca di Papa and Rocca Priora, near Rome on an area of 145 hectares. It had been built for the Olympic Games of Rome in 1960, to host the three-day- event competition.
The most important names of both national and international equitation have competed on its courses during the 47 years of eventing that marked its activity, classifying it among one of the best sport Centres owned by the Italian Olympic Committee (C.O.N.I.).
The Federal Equestrian Centre has been managed by F.I.S.E. since 1961, when it was chosen as training centre before the Tokyo Olympics, with the unforgettable cooperation of Marchese Fabio Mangilli. Since 2006 the Centre is owned by the F.I.S.E.
The Centre has an indoor school (20 x 60 metres) with a covered stand for the public, four jumping arenas (sand 80 x 90 and 40 x 75 metres and grass 80 x 110 and 85 x 100), two dressage arenas ( sand both 40 x 80 metres), one lunging area, one jumping lane, one horse-walker, one swimming pool, one steeple-chase track, a sand track of 1.300 metres, and up-hill sand track of 1.150 metres and two cross country areas. The stables are divided in blocks, each bearing the name of places where past Olympics have been organised: Monaco, Montreal, Rome, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico. In addition the Centre has 240 boxes for the different competitions organised during the year .
The soil, thanks to its volcanic origin, maintains a perfect elasticity in summer as well as in winter. Together with the gentle slopes of Roman hills it provides an ideal site for three-day- events.
After the Rome Olympics in 1960, Pratoni has hosted the WEG in 1998 for three-day-event and Driving, 5 European Junior and Young Riders Championships, 2 Alpine Cup Championships, 2 European Pony Championships, a World Junior and Young Riders Championship of Endurance, a World Championship of Driving for Singles and many national Championships of all the disciplines.
Pratoni del Vivaro, with its great equestrian tradition and in hosting these European Championships will look forward to hosting the World Eventing and Driving championships in 2022.
Website: https://www.fise.it/sport.html – Article courtesy of Italiana Sport Equestri
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