• 25/02/2008

    ANCCE organizes the “Rafael Soto Dressage Clinic” at Chapín with the collaboration of the Council for Sport


    The event was attended by ten top-class riders and ten prestigious stud farms, and held at the municipal facilities “for the improvement of the Pura Raza Español with a view to top competition.” The “1st Rafael Soto Dressage Clinic” took place over the weekend, at the Chapín Sports Complex.  It was run by the rider from Jerez (Olympic medalist at Athens 2004). The event, organized by the National PRE Breeders’ Association (ANCCE), and with the collaboration of the Council for Sport, was attended by ten high school riders and ten prestigious stud farms, under the supervision Rafael Soto, as director, and José Antonio García Mena as the technician representing ANCCE. Augusto Romero, the breeder in charge of the ANCCE High-performance Center in Chapín, explains that “we even have a waiting list for the stables. Since the last SICAB in Sevilla, we have received studs farms from Catalonia, Galicia and Extremadura.  We are covering all expenses, and can say that things are going better than ever since moving to the Chapín Complex five years ago. We have a very professional team, and our philosophy is to project the PRE for top competition, without it losing aesthetics or its roots in the selection of the horse. In fact, we export horses to more than 50 countries.” The technician in charge of the High-performance Center, José Antonio García Mena, confirmed that “this Clinic is really important for us, with 13 horses and riders participating. We are working hard with PRE Horses, continuing with the follow-up to improve the breed and to keep selecting.  We have some fortunate facilities in Jerez, which is the cradle of the dressage and we have world class riders here, as is the case of the director of this Clinic, Rafael Soto.” Participating stud farms:
    - Yeguada Machuca.
    - Yeguada Tomás Osborne.
    - Dehesa La Granja.
    - Yeguada Puerta Alta.
    - Yeguada El Diábolo.
    - Los Alburejos.
    - Centro de Alto Rendimiento Chapín.
    - Yeguada Agrícola Peralta.
    - Yeguada Atorre.
    - Yeguada El Solei. Participating riders:
    - Carmen Montes.
    - Cristian García.
    - José Miguel Egea.
    - Javier Izquierdo.
    - José María Martínez.
    - Javier Ruiz.
    - José García.
    - Abel Salguero.
    - Juan Moya.
    - Emilio Ordóñez.
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