Santiago Varela appointed course designer for Falsterbo Horse Show 2024

Renowned Spaniard Santiago Varela has been appointed international course designer for the 2024 edition of Falsterbo Horse Show. With a wealth of experience that includes World Cup finals and numerous championships, international riders at Falsterbo can expect courses of absolute top class. 

Santiago Varela, the CEO of a multinational infrastructure company in his daily life, only builds a selection of competitions each year. Prior to Falsterbo, he will be at Spruce Meadows in Canada, and after Falsterbo, the Olympic Games in Paris awaits the accomplished course design.

“I am truly looking forward to designing the courses at Falsterbo Horse Show; Falsterbo is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, and the Swedish audience is something truly special,” says Santiago Varela.

Jana Wannius, President of Falsterbo Horse Show’s organizing committee, looks forward to welcoming Santiago Varela to the event:

“The course designer is the key figure during the competitions, responsible for creating fair courses for both horse and rider, while also ensuring excitement for the audience. That’s precisely what Santiago is well-known for. We look forward to working with him this summer and are proud to, as always, offer our riders a course designer of absolute world-class.”

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Sweden’s chef d’équipe Henrik Ankarcrona, who has guided the Swedish showjumping team to three consecutive championship golds, is delighted by the news of Santiago Varela coming to Falsterbo this summer: 

“In my eyes, he’s the world’s best course designer. It’s fantastic that we’ll have him in Falsterbo.”

Peter van der Waaij, an experienced Falsterbo attendee and newly appointed chef d’équipe of Switzerland, the 2023 champions at Falsterbo’s International Arena, is equally enthusiastic about the announcement:

“Santiago is a very established course designer who has proven himself at the biggest shows and championships. He always presents interesting challenges, and it will require us to bring along strong and technically capable riders. He’s definitely somebody that will do right to the standards that we are used to at Falsterbo. “

For more information or inquiries, please contact:

Josephine Sjölin, Sports Manager Falsterbo Horse Show

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