During the course of last Sunday the 17th, the closure of the 95th Edition of the Creole Week of the Prado was carried out, an event that in this April 2022 left a record number of visits, according to what was reported by the Capital City Hall. To renew the tradition, this year new proposals organized by the commune were added to the traditional activities in the ring, the gastronomic offer and musical shows, initiatives that helped and motivated citizens to visit the proposal.
These actions generated a large number of people: more than 200,000 people visited the Creole Week in Montevideo, surpassing the last five editions. Almost 600 horses and 90 riders participated in the activities of the ring, distributed in 720 mounts: 240 in coarse, 240 hair, 120 international hair and 120 coarse Argentine. It had a full capacity every day, with a capacity of 6,300 seats.
With the awards ceremony, it was that the closing of the edition was finalized. At the time, the mayor of Montevideo, Carolina Cosse, was present, along with other personalities linked to the presentation and organization of the Criolla.
On the last day of the event, the Intendancy learned that one of the horses had to be assisted and removed prior to the start of the competition by veterinary personnel. At the end of this day, the veterinary team reported his death.
A new creole
Among the main proposals of the Municipality for this event is the installation of a health area where HIV tests and other controls were carried out free of charge. In addition, from Monday the 11th to Wednesday the 13th, a vaccination post against covid-19 and other doses operated, where more than 700 people were inoculated.
The services of the Intendancy were installed in the Creole Week of Montevideo, a space of digital services was created in which more than 800 free birth, marriage and death certificates were issued; STM cards were issued and assistance was provided in the creation of the Uruguay ID digital user.
The visitors were able to make their inquiries in the 360º information space, which throughout the week provided guidance and assistance on the different activities of the event.
Promoting a greener and cleaner Montevideo, 30 sorting points were placed to correctly dispose of the waste generated during the hearing. An itinerant eco-centre also operated.
Environmental agents, volunteers and officials provided information on the recycling programs that the Municipality has. La Criolla de Montevideo had four stages with musical shows every day, simultaneously. More than 200 artists were on stage. Admission was free for students, people with disabilities, retired people, girls and boys.