Karpatia Horse Show gets bigger and better in 2022! One of the most awaited equestrian competitions and equestrian lifestyle events in Romania and South-East Europe will take place on the weekend of September 23-25 at the Cantacuzino Estate in Florești, Prahova. This year’s equestrian event will turn into a spectacular show, where riders from Romania and other corners of the world, as well as great Masters of Driving, will show their skills in the art of equestrian sport.
The 7th edition will welcome its audience with Dressage, Cross country and Show Jumping competitions, the traditional 2 Star International Eventing Competition, and other spectacular activities for equestrian event lovers on the Cantacuzino Estate, a perfect place to gather with family, friends or business partners.
The main novelties this year are the extension of the programme on the Friday and Saturday of the event – 23 and 24 September – by including live concerts following the competition times. The concert stage will have the “Little Trianon” palace and the centenary plane tree as backdrop, aiming to capture memorable sunsets. The lawn area in front of the stage will be extended to include spaces dedicated to relaxation and gourmet tastings in the most spectacular area of the park. The organisers are also opening a camping area that will allow those who wish to stay on the field throughout the three days to camp on the estate.
“Karpatia Horse Show has become over the past six editions more than just an equestrian event. It is an equestrian festival, a state of mind, an expression of the joy of being in a special natural setting, surrounded by beautiful horses, ambitious athletes and people eager to experience memorable moments in a unique atmosphere. Every year over the last weekend of September, we recreate this atmosphere in the vast and elegant space of the Cantacuzino Domain at Florești.
We promote belonging to a set of values and a lifestyle inspired by the nobility of the estate and horses that compete with grace and elegance. At the same time, we train the next generation of top Romanian riders and give the opportunity to already established riders to practice their skills in front of a large audience”, says Mihnea Vîrgolici, Event Director.
Three days of diverse sporting and entertainment experiences:
Friday: competition, relaxation and unwinding;
After watching the dexterity of the riders dexterously competing in the dressage trials, spectators can relax in the Domain Park and let themselves be enchanted by the magic of live jazz music. The concert will begin at sunset against the backdrop of the illuminated silhouette of the ”Little Trianon” Palace.
Saturday: adrenaline and exploration
Spectators will be fascinated by the spectacular cross-country challenge that runs and should be followed across the entire course, and the fixed natural obstacles with surprising design elements will be the focal points in evaluating competitors’ jumps.
Saturday will also see the marathon event take place, held by the Grand Masters of Two-in-Hand Driving, with dizzying passes through the spectacular water obstacle or the maze obstacles on the edge of the forest. This will be a special occasion for the public to discover the magic of this sport in which Romania excels!
In addition, we are extending Saturday’s programme with a live concert in tune with the dynamics of the day!
Sunday: a day of exuberance and imagination
The last day of the Karpatia Horse Show marks the end of the full competition with the classic show jumping event. The Two-in-Hand Driving Masters will conclude the demonstration competition in front of the arena with the cones event, and then electrify the atmosphere with Four-in-Hand Driving demonstrations.
The day’s programme includes numerous other equestrian demonstrations and parades throughout the field, an opportunity to discover this exceptional historical monument to Romania’s heritage, which the Cantacuzino Foundation is striving to restore and bring back to life.
Children attending the event will receive special attention: they can enjoy their first riding lessons, they will benefit from the Adventure Park and creative workshops, while their parents relax in the nearby food & drink areas or take them on electric bike rides on the estate.
Tickets and subscriptions purchased in advance on the event website – Bilete – Karpatia Horse Show– and at ticketing outlets bilete.ro benefit from discounts of up to 50%. Children between 3 and 14 years of age benefit from preferential prices and are only allowed to enter with their parents. Children up to 2 years old have free access.