Horse Riding - Sunshine Tour

Sunshine Tour Dates

Sunshine Tour 2017

February 14th to March 19th

Sunshine Tour in Montenmedio

The Sunshine Tour is the biggest equestrian winter competition in all of Europe. During the months of February and March riders from all over the world come to compete in our tour in both jumping and dressage.They are a long series of equine events held at a single venue in order to reduce the traveling of the participating horses. In fact, the horses involved travel to the site of the games at Montenmedio near Vejer from around 20 countries. Once there, however, they are able to settle in, relax and enjoy excellent conditions to perform in a wide array of events at the Montenmedio arena.

© Michelle Chaplow

The first sunshine tour was held in 1995. It was the first competition of its kind, and has since become a template for other competitions of the same style.Its offical name is now  Circuito Hípico del Sol

The Montenmedio arena was built in 2002 and is a vast structure covering 15,600 square metres. The covered area provides the perfect space for competitions regardless of the weather with neither intense rains nor blazing sun interfering with events. Olympic Qualifying events are included among the many scheduled competitions for this prestigious venue.

The Montenmedio arena is located in the province of Cádiz, which is home to a vast stretch of Mediterranean coastline known as the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) thanks to the tremendous quality of the light in this part of the region. The climate is also ideal for year round outdoor activities with facilities like Montenmedio in Vejer designed to cope with hot, Iberian summers. However, Atlantic breezes do temper the heat in this part of Spain.

Sunshine tour is open to spectators and is free admission.  
Montenmedio estate is at km 41.3 on the N-340 road about 10km south of Vejer de la Frontera.

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