CSI Gijón

The Prince of Asturias Grand Prix in the CSIO Gijón 2014

The International Show Jumping Contest of Gijón, commonly known as CSI Gijón or CSIO Gijón when it becomes official, is a show jumping event held in Gijón, Spain, at the Las Mestas Sports Complex.

It's considered as a CSI 5* by the FEI, and has been the Spanish official show jumping horse show, and therefore a CSIO 5* in 1987 from 1995 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2016.[1][2]


The event was established in 1941 to promote equestrianism in Gijón and to offer an important sporting event in the city during the summertime. The first competition took place during 20–24 August 1942, and was a complete success as crowds of around 10,000 people gathered for the event, a rather unusual amount for what was not considered a spectator sport at the time.


One of the main characteristics of the event is the fact that betting is allowed and very popular among spectators.

Nations Cup

When the event is chosen as Spain's official show jumping event, becoming a CSIO, it includes a Nations Cup competition. In 1999 was the Samsung Nations Cup Final event.

Nations Cup winners

Year Team Riders
1987  United Kingdom Nick Skelton, Janet Hunter, Malcom Pyrah and John Whitaker
1995  France Edouard Couperie, Patrice Delaveau, Philippe Rozier and Michel Robert
1996  France Thierry Pomel, Pierre Jarry, Jean Paul Casile and Michel Robert
1997  United Kingdom Nick Skelton, Robert Smith, James Fisher and Michel Whitaker
1998  France Philippe Leoni, Michel Robert, Jean-Marc Nicolas and Xabier Caumont
1999  France Michel Robert, Xabier Caumont, Thierry Pomel and Alexandra Lederman
2000  Belgium Peter Van Broekhoven, Joris Meulemans, Sven Laevers and Dirk Demmersman
2001  Spain Ricardo Jurado, Fernando Fourcade, Cristino Torres and Fernando Sarasola
2002  Spain Rutheford Latham, Luis Jesús Escobar, Fernando Sarasola and Ricardo Jurado
2003  Ireland Lt. Shane Carey, Harry Marshall, Capt. Gerry Flyn and Clement MacMahon
2004  France Ludovic Leygue, Bernard Sainsardos, Philippe Leoni and Hervé Godignon
2005  Belgium Kristof Cleeren, Yves Simon, Niels Bruynseels and Françoise Mathy
2006  France Florian Angot, Laurente Goffinet, Hervé Godignon and Michel Robert
2007  France Timothé Anciaume, Robert Breul, Jerome Debas-Montagner and Julien Épaillard
2009  France Patrice Delaveau, Clemence Laborde, Simon Delestre and Jean Marc Nicolas
2010  Belgium Pieter Devos, Judy-Ann Melchior, Dirk Demmersman and Philippe Le Jeune
2011  Spain Pilar Lucrecia Cordón Muro, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, Jesús Garmendia and Julio Arias Cueva
2012  France Penélope Leprevost, Kevin Staut, Marie Hecart and Aymeric de Ponnat
2013  Netherlands Gert Jan Bruggink, Jur Vrieling, Frank Schuttert and Harrie Smolders
2014  United States Ashley Bond, Catherine Pasmore, Quentin Judge and Georgina Bloomberg
2015  France Alexandre Fontanelle, Cyril Bouvard, Adeline Hécart and Aymeric de Ponnat
2016  United Kingdom Tim Stockdale, Joe Whitaker, Samuel Hutton and Robert Bevis

Performance by country

Country Winners Years winner
 France 10 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015
 Belgium 3 2000, 2005, 2010
 Spain 3 2001, 2002, 2011
 United Kingdom 3 1987, 1997, 2016
 Ireland 1 2003
 Netherlands 1 2013
 United States 1 2014

Participation details

Team 1999
 Argentina 6th 11th
 Belgium 7th 1st 3rd 7th 1st 6th 5th 7th 1st 9th 9th 3rd 6th 4th
 Bulgaria 8th
 Canada 2nd 9th 7th 9th 5th
 Denmark 5th
 Spain 6th 1st 1st 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 8th 6th 7th 1st 6th 7th 4th 8th 2nd
 France 1st 2nd 9th 1st 10th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5th 1st 8th 8th 1st 7th
 United Kingdom 3rd 2nd 9th 5th 3rd 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st
 Germany 2nd 5th 8th 5th 7th 8th 6th 2nd 9th 11th 6th 9th
 Ireland 7th 1st 3rd 4th 4th 5th 6th 12th 5th 2nd 8th
 Italy 5th 6th 7th 2nd 11th 8th 2nd 4th 5th 6th
 Mexico 4th 2nd 10th
 Netherlands 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 9th 8th 10th 1st 4th 3rd
 Norway 8th 2nd 10th 4th 7th 12th
 Portugal 10th 6th 10th 9th 10th 13th 10th 11th
 Qatar 10th
 Saudi Arabia 5th
 Sweden 9th 7th 3rd
  Switzerland 3rd 7th 6th 10th 7th 8th 7th 2nd 4th
 Ukraine 4th 7th
 United States 4th 4th 8th 8th 1st 10th
 Egypt 9th

Grand Prix

The second most important competition of the event is the Prince of Asturias Grand Prix, while the most important one is the Gijón Grand Prix.

Gijón Grand Prix winners

Year Rider Horse Country
1962 Capt. Morugán Objetivo  Spain
1963 Capt. Fombelle Milan D'or  Spain
1964 Manuel Malta da Costa Novelista  Portugal
1965 Hugo Arrambide Chimbote  Argentina
1966 Dasque Predestiné  France
1967 Eduardo Amorós Kif-Kif  Spain
1968 Capt. García Benavides Carmín  Spain
1969 Enrique Martinez de Vallejo Lepanto  Spain
1970 Radul Uruapan  France
1971 Enrique Martinez de Vallejo Romántico  Spain
1972 Manuel Malta da Costa Eusebio  Portugal
1973 Duke of Aveiro Kurfust  Spain
1974 Jaime Rivera Conquistador  Spain
1975 Lobo Güedes Chopin  Portugal
1976 Luis Álvarez de Cervera Acorne/Thor  Spain
1977 Manuel Malta da Costa Ecaussevillais  Portugal
1978 Manuel Malta da Costa Et bien  Portugal
1979 Luis Álvarez de Cervera Romeo  Spain
1980 Juan Antonio de Wit Olímpico  Spain
1981 Thomas Fuchs Willora Swiss   Switzerland
1982 Jerome Thomas Gargantua C  France
1983 Alberto Honrubia Kaoua  Spain
1984 Tony Newberry Ryans Mill  United Kingdom
1985 Malcom Pyrah T.Diamond Seeker  United Kingdom
1986 Malcom Pyrah Anglezarke  United Kingdom
1987 Janet Hunter E. Lisnamarrow  United Kingdom
1988 Ruiz de Alda Lingere  Spain
1989 Luis Astolfi Pour Le Merite  Spain
1990 Alberto Honrubia Pelf D'or  Spain
1991 Alfredo Fernández Durán Naguese Picarde  Spain
1992 Fernando Fourcade Avenir Di San Patrignano  Spain
1993 Jos Lansink Bollvorm`s Easy Jumper  Netherlands
1994 Lesley McNaught Pirol IV   Switzerland
1995 Alison Firestone Gustl P  United States
1996 Nick Skelton Dollar Girl  United Kingdom
1997 Thierry Pomel Thor des Chaines  France
1998 Nick Skelton Hopes Are High  United Kingdom
1999 Michel Robert Auleto  France
2000 Molly Ashe Kroon Gravin  United States
2001 Helena Weinberg A. Ramonus  Germany
2002 Lt. David O'Brien Boherdeal Clover  Ireland
2003 Harry Marshall Splendido  Ireland
2004 Beat Grandjean Riot Gun   Switzerland
2005 Pierre Kolly Galopin du Biolay   Switzerland
2006 Ricardo Kierkegaard Rey Z  Argentina
2007 Conor Swail Rivaal  Ireland
2008 John Whitaker Utah Van Erpekdm  United Kingdom
2009 Patrice Delaveau Katchina Mail  France
2010 Khaled Al-Eid Presley Boy  Saudi Arabia
2011 Patrice Delaveau Orient Express  France
2012 Trevor Coyle Jubilee D'Ouilly  Ireland
2013 André Thieme Contanga 3  Germany
2014 Niklaus Rutschi Windsor XV   Switzerland
2015 Henk van de Pol Willink  Netherlands
2016 Dermott Lennon Loughview Lou Lou  Ireland


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