Emanuele Gaudiano with Jaja - ph. Fotografi Sportivi


The Six Bar Competition returned to be part of Piazza di Siena’s programme in 2015, after being included from 1950 to 1954, in 1996 and 1997, 1999 and 2000 as well as from 2006 to 2008.

The first winner in 1950 was Piero d'Inzeo, ex aequo with both his horses, Eletto and Brando, while the last Six Bar Competition was won in 2024 by Emanuele Gaudiano who riding Jaja, jumped clear with the last upright measuring 1.95 metres.

The Italian rider has a true vocation for this kind of classes. He has already scored victory in Piazza di Siena in 2022 and 2015.

This very spectacular class often ends with the last jump in the series raised to over two metres.

At the 2007 Piazza di Siena CSIO5*, British riders Nick Skelton riding Russel and Robert Smith riding Vangelis S shared a win, with the last jump measuring 2.15 metres, one of the world records for this kind of competition.


2024 Emanuele Gaudiano ITA Jaja 1.95 mt.
2023 Emilio Bicocchi ITA Flinton 1.95 mt.
  John Whitaker  GBR Green Grass 1.95 mt.
2022 Emanuele Gaudiano ITA Chalou 1.90 mt.
2021 Karim El Zoghby EGY Zandigo 1.90 mt.
2019 Martin Fuchs SUI The Sinner 2.00 mt.
2018 Harrie Smolders NED Cas 2 1.95 mt.
2017 Filippo Maria Bologni ITA Cassino 1.90 mt.
2016 Luca Maria Moneta ITA Neptune Brecourt 2.00 mt.
2015 Emanuele Gaudiano ITA Caspar 1.85 mt.
2008 Peter Polstelmans  BEL Ajoor  1.95 mt. 
2007 Nick  Skelton GBR Russel 2.15 mt. 
  Robert Smith  GBR Vangelis S. 2.15 mt. 
2006 Cameron Hanley IRL Charming Fox 2.00 mt. 
  Michael Whitaker  GBR Leonardo 2.00 mt. 
2000 Davide Gorla ITA Loro Piana Lord Van Essene 2.05 mt.
1999 Filippo Rizzi ITA Easy Jumper 1.95 mt.
1997 Rodrigo Pessoa BRA Loro Piana Tomboy VI 2.10 mt.
  Daniel Etter SUI Frederic VII  2.10 mt.
1996 Thomas Schepers GER Limmerick W 1.90 mt. 
1954 Francisco Goyoaga  ESP Baden   
1953 Fritz Thiedemann  GER Diamant   
1952 Jorge Canaves ARG Canguro  
1951 Piero d'Inzeo ITA Brando  
1950 Piero d'Inzeo  ITA Eletto    
  Piero d'Inzeo  ITA Brando