• 12/06/2008

    UIMP organizes “The Horse and Equestrian Organization” seminar in collaboration with ANCCE

    The Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (a summer and university extension program) organized “The Horse and Equestrian Organization” seminar in Santander from the 23rd to the 27th of June. It was directed by Eduardo Agüera Carmona, a Professor of Veterinary Science from the University of Cordoba

    During the past decade, the equestrian sector of Spain has experienced an unusual boom. The best proof of this statement is found in the competitive success that was achieved by the dressage team that won the silver medal while riding PRE horses at the last Olympics, held in Athens. This has translated into the Purebred Spanish Horse being once again treasured internationally, so much that some horses have been sold for more than 300,000 euros. On the other hand, the sector has recovered its natural international prestige, providing society with both material wealth and jobs. Rodríguez Alcalde has quantified the direct income from the equestrian world during 2002 in the region of Andalusia alone at 478 million euros. In 2003, 68,006 stallions and 72,622 mares were registered in the PRE Stud Book.

    Taking advantage of this growing sector, it seems only right that the PRE horse should be taken to the University and used as a springboard from which to achieve the following objectives:

    a)  Debate the problems affecting the development of the equestrian sport in general and, more specifically, the world of PRE horses (Spain’s most representative breed).

    b)  Present to society the cultural and competitive elements these horses have to offer, as well as the economic potential and advantages for our well-being that can be obtained from horses.
    c) Make the various aspects that this sector contributes to both the     monetary and cultural wealth of a developed society, as well as it’s future     potential, known to all. 

    d)  Summons a meeting in Santander for all those involved in the equestrian     world of northern Spain in order to transfer the Andalusian model to that     region, in an effort to reactivate equestrian companies.

    e)  Reach conclusions to be disseminated nationally.
  • Source — ANCCE — 12/06/2008