The Spanish team Obstacle jumpabsent from the Tokyo Games, yes will be in Paris 2024 after the classification obtained in the European Jumping Championship played in Milan. Armando Trapote Mariscal He was the most prominent Spanish rider in Italy.
Armando Trapote traveled to Milan, Manuel Fernandez Saro, Eduardo Alvarez Aznar, Sergio Alvarez Moya and individually, Mariano Martínez Bastida. On the first day the team led by Carolo Lopez Quesada He only had one rider who finished the course without faults, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, who was ninth. Expectations were not the best. In the second test, Spain went from eleventh to eighth place by teams. Armando Trapote scored a faultless tour on "Tornado VS." The team went even further on the third day of competition. Trapote made another round without fail; Manuel Fernández Saro followed the example; Eduardo Álvarez Aznar finished with a single demolition and Sergio Álvarez Moya, with nine points (two demolitions and one point for time). Spain's fifth place, 2.82 points away from bronze, meant its ticket to the Paris Olympic Games.
Three Spaniards competed in the individual final and the trio made it to the top 20. Armando Trapote has been the fundamental pillar of the team. He is the current absolute champion of Spain, he is part of the board of directors of the Andalusia Sunshine Tour and he is the one who devised the Classic Spanish Championships. With its format, imported from Mexico, there are Spanish Championships of 1.10, 1.20, 1.30 and 1.40 meters. This season they will be held the first week of October in the Dehesa Montenmedio, the facilities of the Andalucía Sunshine Tour, along with the Spanish Young Riders Championship and the Spanish Absolute Championship, in which Armando will fight to retain his national title.
Trapote is also a visionary. He brought to Spain the first children of “Chacco-Blue”, the best sire in the world of Show Jumping. He can be considered an artist selecting and preparing horses. He came to have the Olympic dream in his hand with “Arrayán”, another horse that he produced years ago, but at that time he opted to sell it. The challenge is to reach the Paris Games with "Tornado VS". It is a small but powerful horse, the son of “Toulon”, which was the most represented stallion in the European Championship. He was raised by Vanessa Schockemöhle and is twelve years old.
Armando and “Tornado VS” were fifteenth in the European Championship, one place ahead of Manuel Fernández Saro and the twelve-year-old CDE (Spanish sport horse) “Jarlín de Torres”. It was the second European of this pairing and the second round they did in the Nations Cup was decisive in obtaining fifth place in the final. "Jarlín de Torres" is twelve years old, he is the son of "Jarnac" and his mother is "Calvaro Z". Fernández Saro is a trainer as well as a rider, he has lived in Holland for years and is a regular competitor in the Andalusia Sunshine Tour. Eduardo Álvarez Aznar finished seventeenth with “Bentley de Sury”, also twelve years old. "Bentley de Sury" is also twelve years old. He is the son of "Sunday de Riverland" and dam by "Calvaro Z", so his maternal grandfather is the same as that of "Jarlín de Torres". Origins play a very important role in sport horses
The Spanish Show Jumping team will not be alone in the Games. In it European Dressage Championships absolute contested in Riesenbeck (Germany), Spain also obtained a passport for the Games. Juan Antonio Jiménez, Daniel Martín, Severo Jurado and Alejandro Sánchez del Barco They will also compete in Paris next summer. Spanish equestrian will do an Olympic double.