SPAIN’S FIRST EVER CDI4* – A VERITABLE FEAST OF DRESSAGE EXCELLENCE!

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Spanish dressage has just made leaps and bounds in advancing its dressage circuit by hosting the first ever CDI4* on home soil. And I have to say there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for this show among enthusiasts in Spain and, indeed, all over Europe. Held at the fabulous “Can Alzina” – home of Barcelona Horses and just 30 minutes outside the beautiful city of Barcelona; this show was the brain child of the Elias Lara family and they have worked tirelessly to make it a success. With the blow of Dehesa Montenmedio giving up holding the CDI3* Sunshine Tour, Spain was in need of an enthusiastic team to hold an International Spring Tour show and I can’t think of a more lovely location than Can Alzina, or a better team than the organisers supported by TopIberian and all their fabulous sponsors. So bags packed and alarm clock […]

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Quirze Elías

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Quirze is the creator and motive force behind Barcelona Horses. His knowledge and understanding of the Spanish horse has produced a winning formula, consequently he has been selling Spanish horses to people all over the world for more than 30 years. Quirze was initially a Rejoneador, a bullfighter on horseback. In order to be a commanding Rejoneador, the bull fighter must have great skill and horsemanship. He has subsequently passed on his knowledge and understanding of horses to his two sons Agusti and Lucas, who are both highly talented Dressage riders. Quirze is also the proud father two daughters, Teresa and Julia. His current commitments are divided between the sale of quality Spanish horses and running the thriving Can Alzina Restaurant.

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