By Lily Forado
Photography: Lily Forado
SICAB is a world-class stop on the international equestrian calendar and with a very clear focus: the Purebred Spanish Horse. Every November in Sevilla, Spain’s National PRE Breeder’s Association (ANCCE) hosts the world’s largest equestrian trade show.
KWPN has ’s-Hertogenbosch, Oldenburg has Vechta, the Hanoverian has Verden, and ANCCE has SICAB.
This year marked the 30th anniversary for SICAB, which opened its doors on November 16, ending on November 21, with a huge volume of horses (1,084) participating and representing 350 national and international breeders.
With three pavilions, SICAB is a transversal event for all types of audiences. Over six days it combines competitions, social events, training camps, and great commercial activity. Because of the many national and international breeders attending, PRE sales were majorly boosted.
For anyone who loves the PRE, SICAB is the place to be, having established itself throughout its 30-year history as the largest equestrian event organized around the Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE). As the third most influential event held in the city of Seville, this year SICAB’s expected attendance was exceeded, seeing a three percent increase in ticket sales over 2019, and welcoming more than 200,000 visitors.
The PRE horse is synonymous with versatility, for which SICAB is the living proof. The diverse program included the ANCCE Cup for dressage, Doma Vaquera, Spanish High School, working equitation, carriage driving, and showjumping, in addition to exhibition competitions and the equestrian show.
In the sports field for this edition ANCCE invited an important panel of FEI judges for the dressage classes: Dutchman Francis Verbeek (FEI5*), Finnish Maria Colliander (FEI5*), and Spanish judges Paco Guerra (FEI4*), Juan Carlos Campos (judge FEI5*), and Mariano Santos (judge FEI 4*). Last but not least, Portugal’s Claudia Matos (FEI3*)... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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