Eventing

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.