Autumn MET 2023 ready to kick off after arena extension
New partnership with the Equine Care Group
The Autumn MET 2023 kicks off next week at Centro Ecuestre Oliva Nova in Oliva (Valencia), Spain, with the first tour – MET I – running from October 3rd to 22nd, followed by MET II from October 31st to November 19th.
Autumn MET 2023 ends with MET III, which runs from November 28th to December 17th. The first week of each tour is jumped on CSI2* and CSI1* level with classes for young horses as well, while the two last weeks of each tour see competition rise up to CSI3* level. With over €1,5 million in prize money and 33 classes counting for the Longines Ranking over the nine weeks of competition, Autumn MET 2023 is ready to welcome old and new friends.
The first tour sees the reigning Olympic Champion Ben Maher return to Oliva Nova. Maher will be joined by the home hero Sergio Alvarez Moya, the winner of the 2023 Longines Grand Prix of Rotterdam Willem Greve as well as Marc and Julia Houtzager and Olivier and Nicola Philippaerts. With entries from 36 countries, approximately 750 horses will be competing at Centro Ecuestre Oliva Nova for the next three weeks.
The Grand Prix warm-up arena has been extended to 110m x 50m. Photo credit © Mediterranean Equestrian Tour. As always, the team at Oliva Nova is keen to improve, and the 2023-edition of the Autumn MET introduces an extension of the Grand Prix warm-up arena and a new partnership with the Equine Care Group.
The new warm-up now measures 110m x 50m, while the partnership with veterinarians from the internationally renowned Equine Care Group (ECG) – founded by Tom Mariën, Frederik Bruyninx and Bencis Capital Partners – will provide optimal medical services at the highest level.
The clinic at the show site will be upgraded in terms of infrastructure and equipment and a team of internationally renowned top veterinarians will collaborate with local Spanish veterinarians in order to share knowledge and provide high quality care to the equine athletes at Centro Ecuestre Oliva Nova.
For more information, visit metoliva.com
Photo credit © Hervé Bonnaud/1clicphoto.com – Ben Maher is one of many top riders that will compete at the Autumn MET 2023 | press release MET Oliva