Quillota inaugurated a mural that pays tribute to Alberto Larraguibel during the signing of the agreement with the Santiago 2023 Corporation

The artwork was carried out at the Gimnasio Corvi, allowing the recovery of spaces in the district that will be the venue for the equestrian sports.

Last Friday, March 31st, the collaboration agreement that will gather the Santiago 2023 Corporation and the Quillota Municipality near the development of the Pan American and Parapan American Games next October and November was made official. During this instance the district will be the house for equestrian sports in three disciplines: dressage, eventing, and jumping.

In the event developed at the “Pablo Gac” gym, Corvi sector, a mural related to sports and the multisport event was inaugurated. The artwork makes reference to the equestrian high jump that is a worldwide record; such record was obtained in 1949 by Alberto Larraguibel and his horse “Huaso,” who was raised at the precinct Escuela de Equitación Regimiento Granaderos.

The mayor of the district, Óscar Calderón, appreciated receiving the continental event and also the great effect this will have in the community. “We have the honor to be part of a select group of districts at a national level, and for sure it couldn’t be another place for equestrian sports. There is a whole district with great disposal to be one of the most important venues; this is not for defeating someone else, it’s just for expressing with a lot of love that you didn’t get it wrong when you chose us,” he indicated.

In addition, the Chief Commercial, Marketing and Communication Officer of the Santiago 2023 Corporation, Juan Carlos Chamy, referred to the importance of the Pan American and Parapan American Games beyond what could happen in the field. “This is more than just a sport event, it’ll integrate the country because it’ll join a lot of people, it’ll unify us. This will be our meeting point not only for receiving the 41 nations from the Americas, but also because it’ll help us to gather among us as Chileans,” he said.

The major of Quillota, Óscar Calderón, and the Commercial, Marketing and Communications Director of Santiago 2023, Juan Carlos Chamy. (Picture from: Santiago 2023).


The artwork carried out in one of the gym’s walls was in charge of Javier Leiva, a local artist, also known as  “Artoarte,” who worked along with neighbors. “We’re very proud that our art had been considered; we’re local painters and what we basically wanted to portray in the mural was what it is to live in Quillota,” he explained.

In addition he added that “we also wanted to portray the “Huaso Jumping” (“salto del Huaso”) which is the most classic and incomparable that has been done in the world. As Quillota, we have that record and there are a lot of people who are proud of it. We tried to make it more modern and join that together with what is going to happen during the Pan American Games.”

The neighbors of Quillota were part of the process tof painting the mural. (Picture from: Santiago 2023).

The Pan American Games will be celebrated between October 20th and November 5th and then from November 17th to 26th will be the time of the Parapan American Games. Those events will be carried out in Santiago, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Quillota, Los Andes/San Esteban, Algarrobo, Pichilemu, and San Pedro de la Paz.

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