The STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS is renowned for top sport in four equestrian disciplines and 60,000 fans are enthralled every year by riders from all over the world. Many high class competitions are on the programme from eventing on Wednesday to the three World Cups in jumping, four-in-hand driving and dressage.
Almost 4,000m² in size, the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS horse show has the biggest indoor ring on the FEI circuit. Ideal conditions therefore for the world’s best show jumpers that saddle up their horses year for year in Stuttgart. Scheduled for the five days of the horse show are 13 jumping classes. The highlights are the LONGINES FEI World CupTM Jumping Grand Prix of Stuttgart presented by Mercedes-Benz, WALTER solar and BW-Bank on Sunday afternoon and the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTERS on Friday evening. [all events]
Stuttgart will this year for the third time host a Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage class where valuable qualifying points are at stake for the World Cup finale in Las Vegas (USA) from 15 to 19 April 2015. Amongst those competing is the world’s most successful dressage rider ever – Isabell Werth. She has been saddling horses in Stuttgart now for over 20 years. Of the successful German "Dressage Girls" that won the team title at the World Equestrian Games in Caen, Kristina Sprehe and Fabienne Lütkemeier will also be performing in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. [all events]
Always spectacular and an indoor highlight are the four-in-hand drivers tearing around the Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle. The “coachmen” have been an integral part of the programme in Stuttgart for the last 20 years. What first started as a show number in 1994 quickly grew and the four-in-hand drivers have been competing for valuable World Cup points in the FEI World CupTM Driving DB SCHENKER GERMAN MASTER since 2002. [all events]
Spectators can then look forward to “Michi” Jung competing in the eventing Indoor Derby for the Prize of the Firma WALTER solar. The crowd favourite from nearby Horb caused quite a stir at the start of September by firstly falling and, as discovered two weeks later, breaking his ankle at the four-star event in Burghley – eventing’s “Wimbledon. Four hours later he won the competition by a comfortable margin on his Olympic horse Sam and then one week later proceeded to win two gold medals at the European Championship in Blair Castle, Scotland. He could no longer walk properly, only on crutches but riding “went quite well” said the double Olympic champion, double world champion and now six-time European champion with a wry smile on his face. He has also won the derby in Stuttgart on seven occasions.