The current president of the Federació Catalana d’Hípica (Catalonian Equestrian Federation), vice president of the Real Federación Hípica Española (Royal Spanish Equestrian Federation), and until now, CSIO Barcelona president, Emilio Zegrí Boada, has been appointed the new president of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona Foundation, replacing Luis Comas Martínez de Tejada, who held the position for the past five years.
Luis Comas, who has been involved with the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona and equestrian sports for over a decade, felt obligated to leave the Foundation and its Board due to new professional responsibilities. Thanks to his selfless work and vision for the great Barcelona Equestrian Challenge (BECH) project, Comas has made CSIO Barcelona one of Barcelona’s premier social events, having been recognized on two occasions as a Public Event of Special Interest.
Zegrí, who has been involved with equestrian sports for many years, is also the treasurer of the new board of directors of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, chaired by Curro Espinós, as well as a member of its advisory council.
The board of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona Foundation, therefore, remains comprised of Emilio Zegrí as president, Joaquín Gay de Montellá as vice president, Javier Fontcuberta as secretary, and as spokesmen of the board, Ramón Catalán, Àngels Esteve, Borja García Nieto, Ramón Malet, Santiago Mercé, Cristina Puig, Javier Revuelta, and Hans Peter Vogelsanger.
Santiago Mercé Muntañola, a member of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona board of directors during Joaquín Calvo’s presidency, has taken up the torch from Emilio Zegrí to become the new CSIO Barcelona president.
With the installation of Santiago Mercé in its organizational structure, CSIO Barcelona gains a great asset, establishing one more competition as the most prominent equestrian event on the international calendar.
For the fifth year running, CSIO Barcelona will welcome the world finals of the Nations Cup from September 28 through October 1.