The 91st edition of the Piazza di Siena which began on May 22 and will end on the 26th, the public will be able to attend for free the horse races which will take place between the Piazza di Siena and the Galoppatoio field. The most anticipated events are today, Friday May 24, with the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup and the passage through the sky of the Frecce Tricolori; followed on Saturday 25 by the Loro Piana Trophy and the spectacular Sei Barrière Loro Piana; finally on Sunday May 26 the prestigious Rolex Gran Premio Roma and the grand final of the Carrousels des Lanciers de Montebello and the 4th Regiment of Mounted Carabiniers.

Racing began on May 23; there are still 82 members (20 riders and 62 riders), representing 17 nations. Only a few changes should be noted among foreigners, with Emeric George for France replacing François Xavier Boudant, Michael Duffy for Ireland in place of Eoin McMahon, and finally Petronella Andersson for Sweden in place of Jens Fredricson .

The list is headed by four Top 10s: the British Ben Maher (No. 2 in the FEI ranking), individual Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2021, Olympic team gold medal in London 2012 and European gold medal in Herning 2013; the Swiss Steve Guerdat (n. 3), in individual Olympic gold in London 2012 and European gold in Milan 2023, individual world bronze in Tryon 2018, and Martin Fuchs (n. 5), in European gold individual in Rotterdam 2019 and world silver medal in Tryon 2018; Austrian Max Kuhner (n. 7), European team bronze at Milan 2023. Emanuele Gaudiano (n. 25) and Lorenzo De Luca (n. 55) are the Italians occupying the highest position in the ranking.

The Azzurri in the race

Coach Marco Porro announced the five Italian players from whom the four who will represent Italy at the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup will be chosen: Emanuele Camilli, Giacomo Casadei, Lorenzo De Luca, Giulia Martinengo Marquet, Luca Marziani. But between riders and riders, a total of 27 Azzurri were called up for the Piazza di Siena. We distinguish the winner of the 2018 Grand Prix (De Luca) and certain members of the Cup-winning teams in 2017 (Bucci, Zorzi and De Luca himself) and 2018 (Gaudiano, Martinengo Marquet and Marziani).

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tricolor arrows — Stock Image

The famous national acrobatic team Frecce Tricolori will fly over the Villa Borghese district of Rome for the first time in the history of the horse show. During the day focused on the highly anticipated Nations Cup with the design of the tricolor flag in the sky, the international character of the event will be underlined, a new spectacle. The passage, technically speaking, is unprecedented compared to the classic flyover of the Altare della Patria which takes place every year on the occasion of the Italian Republic Day, June 2. One more reason for enthusiasts to be in Rome and appreciate the riders in the saddle and those in the air at the controls of their Aermacchi MB-339A PAN.

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