Vesuvio Trophy 2019

Vesuvio Trophy 2019
European C Show

8 - 9 June //Ottaviano - Italy
Written by Sonja Smaldone - Photos: AI by Paola Drera

After careful consideration of various locations on the peninsula, A.n.i.c.a. in collaboration with E.c.h.a.o., chose Ottaviano, in the province of Naples, as the site of the sixth stop on the 2019 Italian Show Tour reserved for purebred Arabian horses - born and bred in Italy - or otherwise registered with the same Association. The reins to the organization were taken by Gianluca Martino’s Arabian Vibe Srl - with the support of Arabian Horse Magazine which identified in Prisco Arabians wonderful breeding facilities the ideal setting for the first long-awaited edition of the Vesuvius Trophy 2019. Prisco Arabians offered the possibility of an optimal horse stabling, with boxes shaded by giant palm trees and horses totally immersed in the surrounding nature, not far from the famous ‘Vesuvius Park’ overlooked by the unmistakable shape of the homonymous Vulcan, symbol of the city of Naples since the dawn of time. Arabian Horse Magazine team played with home field advantage of course. Many of the participants were fellow breeders with whom we have established long-lasting relationships that go beyond work. Friendly atmosphere, nice music, great food and local wine with tons of Neapolitan pizza and mozzarella cheese added a little spice to the show. Authentic specimen of Arabian horses competed on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th, June 2019 to win the best E.c.a.h.o. European show award. Ready to judge them, an international board composed by: Aragno Gianmarco (Italy); Everars Josy (Belgium); Darius Claudia (Deutschland); Shaarawi Ali (Egypt) and Santi Fornieles (Argentina). Disciplinary Commissioners: Gallo Gabriele and Raso Barbara, both from Italy. In the role of Ringmaster: Bonomi Mario Alessandro (Italy). Official speaker: Belloni Nico (Italy). Show-secretary: Martino Debora (Italy). Music by: Alizée (France). Accredited photographers: Azzali Alessio (Italy) and Petix Paola (Italy). An ever-present at the show, Arabian Essence WEB TV that filmed the competition via Livestream. The final results of the two-day Championship are set out below.This 1st edition of the Vesuvius Trophy 2019 was able, in a very short time, to garner considerable consensus among the experts of the sector becoming a not-to-missed event of the show- season bearing the signature of both A.n.i.c.a. and E.c.h.a.o. Wonderful purebred Arabians danced in the arena for the pleasure of a passionate audience. Great satisfaction was expressed by the organizer Martino Gianluca supported by his friendsbreeders Prisco Antonio and Manzi Emilio. Arabian Horse Magazine Team is pleased to renew the appointment for the year 2020 together with other incredible champions. Stay tuned!