250 riders and 600 horses are in Vilamoura for the 2014 Atlantic Tour Competition. The four week show jumping event takes place 11 February to 9th March. €465.000 in prize money is up for grabs.
Riders will compete in 8 competitions, which will count toward Rankings of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
Plenty of competitors from Portugal will be on hand, as will international riders from Belgium, France, Holland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Japan and Dubai. Many riders here will go on to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.
The event is great fun for equestrian enthusiast and casual observer alike. Beautiful horses and the pageantry of show jumping make the Atlantic Tour one of Vilamoura’s most prestigious events of the year.
More information on the competition:
Centro Hípico de Vilamoura Tel. 351 218 070 929
GPS: 37.104111, 8.149701