The only show jumping show with 5 star status in Germany

From now on, Stuttgart is the only show jumping show (CSI) in Germany which belongs to the “5 star” category. This status is only been given by the World Equestrian Federation (FEI) from a total prize money of more than 500.000 Swiss Francs (approx. 334.000 Euro). Furthermore, the surroundings, the conditions for riders, horses and grooms, in brief: the quality of the entire show are further criteria for the allocation of the five stars.

Worldwide, only eight further show jumping shows have five stars. Two events in Spruce Meadows, Canada (in June, July), in Valkenswaard (Netherlands), in Paris-Jardy (France), in Las Vegas (USA), in Brussels (Belgium), in Belfast (Ireland) and in La Coruna (Spain). Above these CSI5* shows, there is only the category of the so-called “official” shows (CSIO), one per country. In Germany, this show is held in Aachen - the CHIO Aachen (Super League).

Aachen and the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS – the world’s best outdoor and the world’s best indoor show – are now the top events on the ranking list in Germany. With the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS, the 21st riding and show jumping show, after 20 years, a new area will start for the highlight in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle from the 16th to the 20th of November 2005. Recently, the FEI also confirmed the World Cup status. “In view of safeguarding the future and the location on the highest level, a new orientation will now start for the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS”, said Gotthilf Riexinger, the show director, looking into the future.

“Due to the new arena and the modernised Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, the conditions for our show will improve tremendously in the future”, said Andreas Kroll, the managing director of the in. Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft. As far as the sports part is concerned, this becomes evident by engaging Conrad Homfeld as the course designer. The 53-year old American, being a show jumper who has been Olympic winner, World champion and World Cup winner, became course designer after finishing his active career and has been awarded “Show Jumping Course Designer of the Year” by the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) three times.

Entrance tickets for the 21st STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS riding and show jumping show cost between 10 and 40 Euro, tickets for the entire show between 119 and 175 Euro, including all advance booking fees, plus transportation costs. They are available at the EASY TICKET SERVICE via telephone under (+49 711) 2 55 55 55, via fax under (+49 711) 2 55 55 66, at all advance booking offices or via Internet under or