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 […]


Barcelona Horses Opens 2014 CDI Season in Spain with Barcelona Dressage Tour

The 2014 Barcelona Dressage Tour, two consecutive weeks of international dressage competition, will be the opening event of the 2014 international dressage season in Spain. Barcelona Horses will host a CDI 3* and 4* dressage event during two exciting weeks of competition from 18 – 30 March 2014. It will be the first time ever that a CDI4* will be held on Spanish soil at one of Spain’s finest facilities in Can Alzina on the outskirts of Barcelona. The CDI3* precedes the CDI4* and both are a great opportunity for riders to begin the outdoor season. The venue looks promising and will be a challenging start, or stop over, for riders embarking on a spring tour in the sunny south of Europe. Riders can combine the Barcelona shows easily by starting out in France at the CDI Vidauban at the beginning of the month and then heading further south to […]


Barcelona Horses – Spring Tour Promo 2014

The International Dressage season in Spain starts with the Spring Tour CDI3* Barcelona Horses 2014. Two weeks of competition with up to 12 International 5 * Judges  and the same Judges Supervisory Panel that will be at the WEG 2014 in the CDI4* the following week. Barcelona Horses – Spring Tour Promo