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Spanish show jumping riders

Spanish show jumping riders

Also know as Jumping, it is an Olympic discipline within riding. Show jumping consists of demonstrating the power, speed and dexterity of the horse and his respect for the obstacle. In turn, the rider will jump over a series of obstacles, in a given order, with different heights, according to the category in which he competes. In this article we will talk about some equestrian jump riders in Spain.

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Alfredo Fernández Durán

He was born in Madrid on February 2, 1964. He is a Spanish rider who competes in Show jumping. In turn, he participated in the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988. He obtained the 8th place in jumps by teams and in the 1994 World Equestrian Games played in The Hague, where he was 12th in team jumps.

In 1991 he won the Grand Prix of Gijón and in 2010 the Royal Highness Prince of Asturias Trophy, both tests at the International Jumping Competition of Gijón.

Luis Álvarez de Cervera

He was born on July 23, 1947 in Madrid. He is a former Spanish rider. Although he did not obtain any Olympic medal, he received several Olympic diplomas, in his six Olympic participations.

It is convenient to point out that in the Olympic presence of Spaniard it is only surpassed by the madrileño racewalking Jesús Ángel García Bragado and is equaled with the Catalan water polo Manel Estiarte. Jesús Ángel Garcia Bragado is a leading Spanish athlete specializing in the racewalking who has 7 participations in Olympic matches to his credit, world champion in Stuttgart 1993 in the distance of 50 kilometers and three times runner-up in the years 1997, 2001 and 2009 .

Show jumping rider
Show jumping rider

José Álvarez de las Asturias-Bohórquez Goyeneche

Also known as José Álvarez de Bohórquez. He was born in Madrid, on March 23, 1895. José Álvarez was a Spanish riding rider, in the specialty of jumps.

He was the son of Mauricio Álvarez de las Asturias-Bohorques Ponce de León, the first Spanish to participate in an Olympic Games. As the first Spanish in Olympic Games, he disputed competitions sword, saber and foil in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

He participated in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924, achieving a 9th place in the individual jumping competition and an 8th place in team jumps.

At the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928 he won the gold medal for teams in jumps and was tenth in the individual competition. He was Gentleman of camera with exercise of King Alfonso XIII.

He married María Victoria Pérez de Guzmán and Moreno, III Marquesa de Aulencia. They had a son, José Álvarez de las Asturias. This rider died on February 27, 1993.

Pilar Cordón

Pilar Lucrecia Cordón Muro was born in Zaragoza, Spain; March 4, 1973. Pilar Cordón is the third daughter of Publio Cordon, businessman disappeared after a kidnapping of GRAPO in 1995. She is a Spanish Olympic rider, competing in the equestrian jump category. He began his sports career at age 16 in Italy. In addition, he has participated in two occasions in the World Equestrian Games. Also he participated three times in the European Championship of Equestrian Jumps.

After being shortlisted to participate in the Olympic Games of Sydney 2000, her Olympic debut finally took place in Rio de Janeiro 2016, becoming the first Spanish woman to participate in the Olympic equestrian jumping events. Finished in 11th position by teams and 46th in the individual competition.








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