X-BIONIC® SPHERE: 4 outstanding equestrian highlights in 2017 under the guidance of Denis Monticolo.

An outstanding location for equestrian events. X-BIONIC® SPHERE is the biggest, modern and attractive sports centre of Europe. With his 1.000.000 sqm of outstanding facilities, X-BIONIC® SPHERE represents a heaven for athletes, sport enthusiasts, families, as well as health and wellness seekers. Brainchild of Mario Hoffmann, successful businessman and endurance enthusiast, X-BIONIC® SPHERE has been built in partnership with the globally acclaimed sportswear brand x-bionic®.

The complex, recently become Olympic training centre of Slovakia and official candidate for hosting the World Equestrian Games 2022, represents a whole universe of sports, leisure and innovation, offering state of the art facilities for 27 Olympic disciplines.

Regarding equestrian sports, X-BIONIC® SPHERE is truly impressive, with its 8 oversize arenas: 3 grass arenas, 2 indoor arenas, 3 sand arenas and a huge, 1.6-kilometer- long gallop track. Plus 680 permanent boxes, directly connected with the horse trucks parking and main arenas, all designed with full compliance of total comfort and welfare of the horse.

In addition to the outstanding equestrian facilities, X-BIONIC® SPHERE guests will enjoy a brand new hotel directly connected to the sport area (282 rooms + 12 exclusive roof suites with a stunning view on Danube river), a huge wellness area with a wide range of luxurious treatments, a 1.000 square meters gym with the latest Technogym and Cybex machines, 2 Olympic pools, 1 cinema, 1 playground for children, 2 lounge bars and 4 restaurants.

In one word, a village, a real village designed for enthusiasts of equestrian sports, who can find concentration and the perfect condition to face competition or, if they prefer, to take it easy and enjoy an holiday with family, away from the outside world, but very close to their favorite sport. A new show jumping highlights calendar under the guidance of Denis Monticolo. Starting from 2017, the show jumping sector will be guided by Denis Monticolo, with a long experience as Event Director throughout Italy, Spain and France, where he is at the moment the organizer of one of the most glamorous event ever, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show in Saint-Tropez.

The show jumping calendar will kick of with a X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR, that will take place on two consecutive weekends in July, from the 20th to the 23rd and from the 27th to the 30th.

The event will offer a total of 700.000 € prize money and 13 Longines Ranking Classes and all the courses will be designed by the “ chef de piste” Uliano Vezzani.

X-BIONIC® SUMMER TOUR will be open to 70 professional riders, that will compete in the CSI 4*, while the CSI 2* and CSI 1* will be dedicated to amateurs. Special competitions will be organized for young horses of 5,6,7 years old.

In August, from the 8th to the 13th, Europe’s future talents will become the protagonists in Šamorín in occasion of another highlight, the FEI European Jumping Championship for Young Riders, Juniors and Children.

Last event of the Summer Season will be the CSIO 3* of Slovakia and in November the spotlights of the impressive indoor arenas will turn on over the CSI 4* + CSI 1* Indoor Master.

source: x-bionicsphere.com