For the global elite of riders, the last week in May means only one thing, Piazza di Siena.
This year the appointment with the 87th CSIO of Romeruns from Thursday May 23rd to Sunday May 26th, but the Villa Borghese – the large and ancient park in the centre of Rome – will for the first time this year open its gates to horses, riders and spectators as of Monday, May 20th – click here for the CSIO programme.
The significant innovations introduced last year, with a return to grass in the oval, as well as minimalist seating designed to enhance and protect the Villa Borghese, free admission for the public and the creation of a new arena to host additional competitions and events in the nearby Galoppatoio, close to the stables, all turned out to be winning decisions.
The CSIO will be preceded by national show jumping classes, a CSIYH and the Italian Polo Challenge matches held in the evening and starting on the Monday before the traditional show reserved to the top riders on the international circuit. Day after day the level of excitement will increase until the main attraction begins with the CSIO.