Lovers of horses have an appointment during the next couple of days at the Costa del Sol Hippodrome in the twenty-third Andalusian championship of Spanish purebred horses. The event takes place from 23rd to 25th of August in Mijas Racecourse, with over 150 magnificent horses from all over Spain competing in different categories of competitions of motion, musculature and morphology.
In this national reference event, which brings together the best breeders and the most reputable animal husbandries in Spain, there will also be an exhibition of equestrian art, horse show, a fitting contest and more. The bars, terraces and restaurants onsite remain open during the event and there will be several booths with items of the horse world. There are also available bus lines that connect the coast of the municipality with Fuengirola, stopping at the Hippodrome to facilitate transport of visitors to the site.
The event is organized by the Andalusian Association of Breeders of Pure Spanish Horses, in collaboration with the municipality of Mijas and the Costa del Sol Racecourse. The program begins each day at 6 pm with morphological contests, followed by awards ceremony of each session and the horse show “Diary of a horse” at 10.30 pm.
The price of admission to Mijas Racecourse is 5 €; admission is free for visitors under 18 and over 65. Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Racetrack or at El Corte Ingles. The venue is open from 6 pm.
The Costa del Sol municipality of Mijas is the second municipality in Andalusia with the largest number of horses registered, after Jerez de la Frontera.
How to get to the Hippodrome Costa del Sol in Mijas:
The Hippodrome of the Costa del Sol is located in the urbanization El Chaparral, Mijas Costa, in the heart of the Costa del Sol and only 30 km from Malaga airport. Visitors can access from Cala de Mijas, and from the N-340, opposite the Castle of Fuengirola towards the Cerros del Aguila urbanization, exit 238 A.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 36.525099 Longitude: -4.655752