The CSI5* show in Rio de Janeiro that originally was planned from the 24 to 26 of August has been moved to the 5 to 7 of October. The "Ol Athina Onassis Horse Show" is organized by Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda "Doda" and his wife Athina and it has a budget of approx 5.5 million Euro, which makes the show to one of the highest prized events worldwide. The show will not just involve showjumping but also music, fashion and gastronomic highlights.
"As a horse show rider I have been able to experience how different the events are over so many years" says Doda. In a little notebook the conscientious and precisely operating show jumping rider has made notes about what he liked best during the events around the world. "During my own horse show I shall try to realise everything I liked in all those years."
The riding sport is gaining popularity in Brazil, which shall host the next Olympic Summer Games in 2016. The interest of television stations and sponsors is enormous. "My wife and I are trying to promote the riding sport in my home country as best as we can", explains Doda. His wife, Athina Onassis de Miranda, acts as Patron of the event. She is also a talented show jumping rider and actively participates in the horse show in Rio.
Source: Pressrelease from Pressebüro Susanne Strübel