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During the Games of the XXV Olympiad,the dressage and the three-day event endurance test were held at El Montanyà Equestrian Centre. The centre was also used for training and stabling the horses participating in the three-day event.

The Equestrian Centre is in the Montanyà Estate located in the district of Osona, between the towns of Seva and El Brull. The estate contains a golf course, a private equestrian club and their corresponding service areas. It covers more than 200 hectares and has all the necessary facilities for each phase of this event. The International Equestrian Three-day Event, part of the Competitions’91 programme, was held at the centre from 27 to 30 June 1991.

The cost of increasing the number of permanent boxes and refurbishing them, the course layout, the improvements made to the surrounding area and accesses to the facility as well as the Olympic adaptation of the centre were all financed by COOB’92.

The Montanyà Equestrian Centre stabling are a consists of a group of four buildings on different levels, a stable yard and an indoor dressage arena.

One of the main aspects of the adaptation project was public access since there was no public transport to the facility yet a large number of spectators was expected due to the spectacular nature of the competition.

(Text taken from the Official Report of the Barcelona ’92 Games)

Selected resources

Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Los escenarios : las subsedes

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios: las subsedes” a Memòria oficial de los Juegos de las XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 2, pp. 273-342.

Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas

COOB’92 (1990-1992?): Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas [publicació en sèrie]. [Barcelona]: Coordinació Subseus Olímpiques del COOB’9

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.