Raúl Vázquez has been the winner in Corteconcepcion of the best rehala, within the X Gastronomic and Hunting Days. For his part, Sergio Valera won first place for the best dog presented and Miguel Ángel Sierra for mastery of the conch.
The X Gastronomic and Hunting Days that are being held this weekend in Corteconcepción have announced the winners of the different contests held today, Saturday.
On the one hand, in the rehalas contest, the winner was Raúl Vázquez Bejarano, from Valdezufre. The jury has considered that it has been the best of this edition for “the presentation, the coat of the dogs, the size and its structure and the beauty of the animals”. A total of 70 dogs distributed in six rehalas from different municipalities of the Sierra region and one from Seville have participated in this contest and the jury has assessed the presentation, cleanliness and care of the animals, the coat, the size and the dog morphology.
There has also been a prize for the best specimen of the entire contest, which on this occasion has gone to a dog named Morante, of the Paterna breed and owned by Sergio Valera Martín, from Linares de la Sierra.
Both have received from the mayor, Javier Ginés Vázquez, a plaque and a cash prize of 50 euros.
On the other hand, Miguel Ángel Sierra Aceitón, a hunting enthusiast and native of Puerto Moral, has won first place with a commemorative plaque in the Concolla Contest for being the best in “touch, release, grip and collection” in this ancestral form of hunting.
The City Council also wanted to thank Julián Fernández Carretero and Miguel Ángel Sierra for their contribution to the development of these conferences, giving them a gift of thanks.
It is necessary to highlight the high presence of the public that has participated in the different activities scheduled throughout the day. In the Pavilion there are also about twenty exhibitors with gastronomic products from the area, such as hams of the best quality and derivatives of the Iberian pig, wines and craft beers, sweets, accessories or products related to the hunting world, among others. The Society of Hunters of Corteconcepción and other neighboring associations also exhibit their trophies.
One of the activities of the day has been a path found by the hand of Irene Reina that has been directed towards the Cascada de los Molinos, one of the most emblematic places in the area and with the greatest scenic beauty, to make this tourist spot known. of the region.
The exhibitions have also had their main course, such as the falconry exhibition in which six birds of prey from the ‘Altos de Mogaya’ Breeding Center in Cartaya and belonging to Manuel Diego Pareja Obregón have been shown. In the space reserved for this exhibition, two Harris birds, a shielded eagle, a steppe eagle owl, a peregrine falcon and a polyosoma native to America have been shown.
Another outstanding exhibition has been that of archery, with a test point for those who would like to measure their ability in this sport.
A round table led by the hunting enthusiast José Joaquín Martín Manzano and in which the veterinarian Paulino Alvarado has participated has addressed various current hunting issues, such as animal health, zoological nuclei or the special technical plans that exist in terms of hunt.
Also noteworthy is the high presence of the public during the opening day on Friday, which highlighted the importance of this type of activity to promote small towns. The inauguration was carried out by the mayor of the municipality, Javier Ginés Sánchez, the provincial deputies Ezequiel Ruiz and Silvia Durán and the councilors Álvaro Hacha and Coral Rodríguez. Accompanying them were also mayors of neighboring towns, such as the mayor of Higuera de la Sierra, Enrique Garzón, and the mayor of Casla, Maite Rodríguez.
Ginés pointed out the importance of “betting on the meat sector in our municipality and on local companies” and thanked everyone for their work so that the conference “continues to grow and develop as it has up to now”.
For his part, Ezequiel Ruiz congratulated the government team for “the good work it is doing to show the natural wealth and value local companies” and said that these conferences “are a way of showing the world the potential that these small villages”.
Likewise, Silvia Durán showed the support of the Provincial Council for these types of initiatives “which come to give a great boost to activity in our towns”
Very emotional during the opening day was the tribute that the Society of Hunters of the municipality made to the founding members of said Society. Cándido Hacha, Fernando Zapata, Félix Pérez, Nicanol Pérez, Federico Domínguez, Nicolás Martín and relatives of Leandro Hacha and Demetrio Carretero collected their plaque of thanks for their contribution to the hunting sector.
The big day arrives tomorrow, Sunday, with the celebration of the IX National Mixed Contest of Cutters and Slicers of Ham ‘Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche’, whose winner will have a direct pass to the National Championship of Spain in 2023.
The eight contestants this year are Juan Antonio Barbero Peral (Cáceres), Javier Lavado Lazaro (Montánchez, Cáceres), Daniel Acedo Cruz (Badajoz), José Sabiote González (Escacena, Huelva), Juan Carlos Garrido Gallardo (Jérez de la Frontera, Cádiz), Sandra Fernández Santos (Calafell, Tarragona), José Antonio Martínez Molina (Librilla, Murcia) and Francisco Javier Ruiz Rodríguez (Cobisa, Toledo).
The prizes are 300, 200 and 100 euros for the first three classified and 50 euros for the rest of the contestants, a trophy, a pack of bottles of Bodegas Díaz wine and an accrediting diploma. The winner will also receive an Afinox ham board from Silestone valued at 1,000 euros and the second will also receive another from the Afinox S-20 brand valued at 275 euros. For the second and third classified, a set of 3 Claveles knives will be awarded and the best creative dish will also be awarded with a trophy.
The company Jamones Eíriz will once again be in charge of supplying the hams, all 100% Iberian acorn-fed hams with DOP Jabugo with similar characteristics and an approximate weight of between 6.5 and 7 kilos. Once cut, they will be sold to the public at the symbolic price of 5 euros.
Organized by the City Council of Corteconcepción
The contest is organized by the Corteconcepción City Council and has the collaboration of the Huelva Provincial Council, as well as the sponsorship of Jamones Eíriz and the firms Afinox, 3 Claveles and Bodegas Díaz. Likewise, the National Association of Ham Cutters (ANCJ) is the certifying entity of the Contest.