WONDERFUL XXXIX EDITION OF THE RONDAÃÂ´S CARRIAGE EXHIBITION
The competition, organized by the City Council of Ronda and the Real Maestranza de Caballera de Ronda and directed by the Real Club de Carruajes de Andalucia, demonstated the superb quality of the carriages and the excellent skill of the drivers.
The Real Club de Enganches de Andaluca (RCEA) invited twenty of possibly the best carriages in Spain to participate in this show, which was held at the Bicentennial Ronda Bullring on Sunday September 6. 18 of the drivers were non-professional but were all whips of a very high standard.
The carriages remained on display in the street Virgen de la Paz for visitors to see from 10 in the morning until they entered the town square two hours later, where they were judged by the RCEA officials.
Students Course Rider-Teacher of the Riding School of theReal Maestranza de Caballera de Ronda (RMCR) performed a carousel display at the beginning of the show accompanied by live music performed by violinist Olga Sologub.
The carriage entered by Yeguada SeÃÃÂ±orÃÃÂo de los Cedros and led by the Daumont, surprised the audience. The carriage is drawn by four horses with two postillion riders on the left hand equines, controlled by a short postillion whip and riding reins. This equipage is preceded by a picador whose purpose is to pave the way for this particular style of vehicle and has two flunkies- in a pulpitillo to escort the Grand Duke.
The event revealed the very high level of the professional coachmen, where the keen competitiveness between them demonstrated the masterly skill of the carriage drivers.
The Gregory Aranda Family was represented by three generations, grandfather, son and grandson, winning the first places in two classes.
Highlighting the role of lady drivers. The award for best amateur driver, in limonera (single) turnout and pairwas awarded to Ana Maria BohÃÂ³rquez Escribano, considered the grand old lady of Europe, and the Godino Trophy for best amateur driver in the style of long reins to FÃÂ¡tima SÃÂ¡nchez Cabrera.
The children drivers, younger than 18, showed exemplary panache and captivated public attention with their excellent display, and taking part was Carmen Quifes Millan, Antonio Repullo del Pino and Gregorio Aranda Calderon.
One of the objectives of the RCEA is promoting the calesera harness, classical in the region of Andalusia. This way of presenting the harness, is awarded by the RMCR Trophy, considered the most prestigious and best prize. This year it was awarded to Yeguada Francisco Olivera, for his excellent presentation of the calesera hitch, Spanish style harness.
The end carousel with all turnouts on the ground was once again the highlight of the exhibition contest.
The Graduate Hall of RMCR welcomed the prizegiving ceremony, with the following result:
First classified:OwnerRamÃÂ³n CotÃÂ¡n, coachmanDÃÂª. Carmen Quifes MillÃÂ¡n.
Second classified:OwnerD. Antonio Miguel Repullo Anaya, coachmanD. Antonio Repullo del Pino.
Third classified:OwnerDÃÂª. Maria Antonia Torres Delgado, coachmanDÃÂª. Maria Antonia torres Delgado.
Tronco damas (pair driven by a lady)
First classified:OwnerYeguada DÃÂª. Ana MÃÂª BohÃÂ³rquez Escribano, coachmanDÃÂª. Ana MÃÂª BohÃÂ³rquez Escribano.
Second classified:OwnerRamÃÂ³n CotÃÂ¡n, coachmanDÃÂª. Maria Quifes MillÃÂ¡n.
Third classified: OwnerYeguada SeÃÂ±orio de los Cedros, coachmanDÃÂª. Flora Reguera Atienza.
Tronco caballerosÃÂ (pair)
First classified:OwnerGanaderia G. Aranda (Plazos 2005), coachmanD. Gregorio Aranda AlcÃÂ¡ntara.
Second classified:OwnerD. JosÃÂ© Joaquin MuÃÂ±oz AlarcÃÂ³n, coachmanD. JosÃÂ© Joaquin MuÃÂ±oz AlarcÃÂ³n.
Third classified:OwnerD. JosÃÂ© Luis Ortiz Miranda, coachmanD. JosÃÂ© Luis Ortiz Miranda.
TÃÂ¡ndem (2 horses in line)
First classified:OwnerGanaderia G. Aranda (Plazos 2005), coachmanD. Joaquin Aranda CalderÃÂ³n.
Second classified:OwnerD. CristÃÂ³bal Ruiz MelÃÂ©ndez, coachmanD. CristÃÂ³bal Ruiz MelÃÂ©ndez.
Third classified:OwnerD. Antonio Miguel Repullo Anaya, coachmanD.ÃÂ Antonio Miguel Repullo Anaya.
Tresillos y potencia (I + 2 horses)
First classified:OwnerD. Jacinto Planas Ros, coachmanD. Jacinto Planas Ros.
Second classified:OwnerDÃÂª. FÃÂ¡tima SÃÂ¡nchez Cabrera, coachmanDÃÂª. FÃÂ¡tima SÃÂ¡nchez Cabrera.
Third classified:OwnerD. Javier LÃÂ³pez Rubio, coachmanD. Javier LÃÂ³pez Rubio.
Out of competition:OwnerD. JosÃÂ© Luis Montosa GonzÃÂ¡lez, coachmanD. Miguel Ãngel Ruiz Rubio.
First classified: OwnerYeguada SeÃÂ±orio de los Cedros, coachmanD. Antonio GutiÃÂ©rrez Martinez.
Second classified:OwnerGanaderia G. Aranda (Plazos 2005), coachmanD. Gregorio Aranda Lamas.
Third classified:OwnerD. Antonio Carrillo Baeza, coachmanD. Antonio GÃÂ³mez Garcia
Media potencia (3+2 Horses)
First classified:OwnerYeguada Olivera, coachmanD. JosÃÂ© Varo Garrido.
Second classified:OwnerD. JosÃÂ© Luis Nimo MuÃÂ±oz, coachmanD. Diego LÃÂ³pez Lobato.
Third classified:OwnerD. Fermin BohÃÂ³rquez Escribano, coachmanD. Francisco JaÃÂ©n Alcolcher.
Cinco a la larga (Five horses)
First classified:OwnerD. Miguel Ãngel de CÃÂ¡rdenas Osuna, coachmanD. Javier Silva Laguna.
Second classified:OwnerYeguada de la Cartuja Hierro del Bocado, coachmanD. Rafael Carrasco Carrasco.
Third classified:OwnerYeguada Dolgarent, coachmanD. FÃÂ©lix Ruiz JimÃÂ©nez.
Trophy for best professional coachman: OwnerYeguada SeÃÂ±orio de los Cedros, coachmanD. Daniel Moreno, D. Javier Moreno y D. AdriÃÂ¡n MuÃÂ±oz.
Trophy for best amateur coachman, on the modalities of limonera y tronco : DÃÂª. Ana Maria BohÃÂ³rquez Escribano.
Trophy Godino for best amateur coachman of the long reins : DÃÂª. FÃÂ¡tima SÃÂ¡nchez Cabrera.
Trophy RMCR of caleseragarrisonwith the best punctuation: OwnerYeguada Francisco Olivera, coachmanD. JosÃÂ© Varo Garrido.