After 86 years, Rome’s beautiful Villa Borghese gardens is once more preparing for its world famous and glamorous International Horse Show. This four-day event features top international riders (including the leading rider in the world rankings, The Netherlands’ Harrie Smolders, the one and only Rolex Grand Slam champion, Great Britain’s Scott Brash, and an array of Olympic stars) competing in traditional riding displays, as well as thrilling show-jumping. Also a polo match is in programme. The line-up for the 86nd edition of Piazza di Siena reads like the “who’s who” of the world of international show jumping with 72 riders from 17 countries.
Piazza di Siena takes its name from the city of origin of one of the most ancient and noble families of Rome: the Borghese. At the end of 16th century, Prince Marcantonio Borghese commissioned to architects Mario and Antonio Asprucci a new space, able to recall the places he beloved. His desire, in fact, was to bring, in the city of Rome, the traditional popular celebrations atmosphere they enjoyed, since the Middle Ages, in Tuscany.
It is recognised as one of the most beautiful horse shows in the world, with its gala dinner with local and international glitterati. A demonstration of elegance and style with high class festivities.
24-27 May 2018
Piazza di Siena, Villa Borghese
check the programme on piazzadisiena.it