Milan, Italy is set to host the FEI Jumping European Championship for the third time in history, with the upcoming edition being held at the iconic Ippodromo Snai San Siro. The event was previously held in San Patrignano in 2005 and in Rome in 1963, where Italian rider Graziano Mancinelli made history by securing the top spot on the podium. Mancinelli went on to become an Olympic champion at the 1972 Munich Games and remains a beloved figure in Italian equestrianism.
Now, sixty years later, Milan is proud to host this prestigious event, which is a testament to the city’s growing reputation as a top destination for international equestrian competitions. The International Equestrian Federation recognized Milan’s impressive track record in 2021, and since then, the Ippodromo Snai San Siro has continued to draw top-level competitors and audiences from around the world.
One of Milan’s most exciting initiatives is the Milano Jumping Cup, which has rapidly become one of the premier events in the international equestrian calendar. Beginning as a 3-star event in 2021, it was quickly upgraded to a 4-star event in 2022, and now in 2023, it has earned a place among the world’s most esteemed organising committees. It is an ambitious and consistently growing project that is helping to cement Milan’s reputation as a true hub for equestrianism, and a city that takes great pride in its sporting heritage.