From 14 February - 2 April, Vilamoura World will host the "Vilamoura Atlantic Tour", one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions on the international circuit in the Algarve.
During the six weeks of the competition, Vilamoura Equestrian Centre will bring together the world elite in equestrian jumping. Over 1000 horses from 30 nationalities and 300 riders from around the world will participate in this year’s event. The competition will bring over 15 thousand people from every continent.
The event's purse will be 800 thousand euros. Riders will earn points toward the FEI Longines Ranking and two Grand Prizes for qualification for the 2017 European Championship and the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Among the participating riders will be the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games gold medal winner, Frenchman Philippe Rozier, who will be representing his country with fellow countrymen, Olivier Guillon, Lulien Gonin, Michel Hecart and Reynauld Angot. Brazilians Cassio Rivetti, Marlon Zanotelli, Filipe Guinato, Fernando Guinato and João Vitor Castro will also be participating. In addition, the Japanese olympic rider, Taizo Sugitani, German Marc Bettinger and the British riders Jaura Renwick and Nicole Pavitt will be among the participants. Juan Carlos Garcia will be representing Italy. From Portugal, Luis Sabino Gonçalves, João Chuva, Mário Wilson Fernandes and Duarte Seabra, among others, will compete. The 15th Edition of the Vilamoura Atlantic is causing excitement in the equestrian community as the number of registrants filled up quickly.
The event will take place at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre, a facilty that includes 5 arenas, 900 boxes, a veterinarian clinic and a bar/restaurant.
About Vilamoura World
Vilamoura World is a master developer, leading and promoting investment into the Portuguese Algarve as the first choice destination for tourist and residential property assets. It holds enough land to develop more than 4,000 housing units, tourist residences, hotels and commercial areas. Vilamoura World offers unique turnkey products with a planned infrastructure to enable specific residential and tourist projects to be undertaken by other developers and investment companies in defined, organic phases, to complement existing amenities and to earn the maximum return on investment. Vilamoura World, together with local officials, offers a sustainable and long-term broad management strategy for the entire resort. This guarantees the 10,000 permanent residents and the more than 500,000 annual visitors an unequaled experience. It also operates the Vilamoura Marina, the largest in Portugal with 825 berths and a 5 Golden Anchors designated marina.