Barcelona Show Jumping (5)

Barcelona Show Jumping

Barcelona show jumping centres around the C.S.I.O. event in September. This is the F.E.I. Nations Cup world final. The best riders meet in Barcelona to battle it out over the jumps. The competition is hosted by the RC Polo sports club.

Later every year there is the Barcelona City Trophy for Polo. Teams with players from all over the world gather in the Catalan capital for this famous Polo event.

If you want to learn or just fancy a ride when you are in the city there are lots of options. Many local clubs have lessons available. There are a couple based in the city, but you will have to travel just outside Barcelona to reach the majority of them.  These clubs are also places that offer pony-trekking or trail riding. The huge Collserola park, just behind Barcelona, is an excellent place to ride. Loads of trails and spectacular views of the city and Montserrat.

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There are horse and carriage rides available in the centre of the city. You can usually find them at the bottom of Las Ramblas near the water. It can be a relaxing way to explore the area around the old part of Barcelona.

Top Tip

RC Polo is near the Camp Nou stadium, home of FC Barcelona. The easiest way to get there is on the Metro. Line 3 (green) Zona Universitaria.