Karpatia Horse Show at Florești, between 28-30.09

Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, also known as Nababul – was one of the richest men of his time.

Nababul împreună cu sotia lui, Ecaterina, luând ceaiul în grădinile de la Floresti. Foto: Romania Ilustrata, 1905 via KHS.

Attorney, politician, then prime minister, he raised some of the most beautiful buildings in Romania (see Cantacuzino Palace in Bucharest or Buşteni), but in Floresti he did not manage to finish it. On the Cantacuzino Domain in Floreşti, Prahova County, the fifth edition of the Karpatia Horse Show contest will take place between 28th and 30th September, emphasizing the elegance marks from the previous years.

Masters in the art of riding and training, as well as horsemen and horses of 2 * and 3 *, referees from many countries will travel to Romania to participate in this Eventing (also known as three day eventing or horse trials) with dressage, obstacles and cross-country trials and the International Harness Contest.

“Five years ago, before we started Karpatia Horse Show, Eventing had become almost non-existent in Romania. There were only a few athletes practicing it. Meanwhile, things have taken another turn” says Mihnea Vârgolici, director of Karpatia Horse Show, which announces for the first time: “Miron Bococi, the Romanian horse whisperer, staying in Barcelona area, will attend the competition along with four of his horses, to present a moment of great sensitivity and elegance: natural training. Last year’s grand winner, Roo Fox from the UK, announced her presence with 8 horses, participating  with dressage, obstacles and cross-country. The 4 * British horseman, Spencer Sturmey will hold a training course in the days before the competition for those who want to improve in full-body discipline. Spencer Sturmey is currently one of the most famous commentators on equestrian sport! “

As a novelty this year, spectators will be able to watch equestrian competitions and shows, not only on the main contest ground, but also on the second arena. There will also be presentations of elegant horses and greyhounds, surprise moments and vintage cars, as well as access to a variety of shopping articles and exclusive offers in the VIP area.

Horse riding is not just a sport, it is a way of life in which any nature or beauty lover can find their place, near horses. In previous editions, tens of thousands of spectators enjoyed the mix of activities offered during the three days of competition.

Tickets and subscriptions purchased in advance on bilete.ro, receive discounts of up to 70%. Children aged between 3 and 14 enjoy preferential prices and access is only allowed with parents. Children up to 2 years of age have free access.

Until 16.09.2018:

  • The price of a subscription for the 3 show days is 35 lei for adults, 50 lei for an adult + 1 child and 60 lei for an adult + 2 children.
  • For Friday, 28.09, tickets cost 10 lei for one adult, 15 lei for one adult and 1 child and 20 lei, one adult + 2 children.
  • For 29.09 or 30.09, the valid one-day ticket prices are: 25 lei for adults, 35 lei for one adult + 1 child and 45 lei for one adult + 2 children. In the days of the event, tickets valid for one day can be purchased from the access points in the Domain Cantacuzino – Floreşti, Prahova. In order to enter the Karpatia Horse Show atmosphere, we invite you to watch here the retrospective of the 2017 edition. More details and pictures from previous and subsequent editions can be found at http://www.karpatiahorse.ro, on  Facebook and Instagram.

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