All world champions are here. The "German Masters" riding tournament in Stuttgart offers a variety that is unique in Germany. The gold winner in the three disciplines of Olympic riding rode a weekend at Schleyer Hall.
What else you need to know:
How important is Stuttgart?
This event is the largest indoor riding tournament in Germany. For German show jumpers Stuttgart is the first home match of the World Cup season. They want to earn money at the event and collect important World Cup points on Sunday. Dressage also has World Cup status.
How was it at the World Cup jumper show?
The German rider celebrated at the four previous stations victory by Daniel Deußer in Verona. Hans-Dieter Dreher of Eimeldingen, who scored points in Oslo and Helsinki and was ranked fourth in the rankings, also made a good start to the World Cup season. Switzerland Martin Fuchs leads in front of Kevin Staut (France) and Steve Guerdat (Switzerland).
How does this circuit work?
Stuttgart is the fifth of 13 stations in the West European league. In the individual stages, which include Leipzig in January, riders can collect points to secure one of the 18 starting positions for the final. Only in the final tournament in April in Gothenburg, will the World Cup winner be determined.
What is still tempting the show riders?
The tournament at Schleyerhalle offers alongside the World Cup with eponymous masters another very blessed exam. Nine international competitions attracted € 322,500 prize money and two € 145,000 cars.
How is the Dressage World Cup?
Stuttgart is next to Neumünster one of two German World Cup stations and also offers its master. At the World Cup, after two out of ten stages, Benjamin Werndl from Tuntenhausen took the lead in front of Dorothee Schneider (Framersheim). Isabell Werth also rode at the World Cup in Stuttgart, but received no points – as defending champion he automatically qualified for the final.
What else does Stuttgart offer?
The audience gets sports, shows and almost all stars. At the Schleyerhalle world championship in the jumping event (Simone Blum), in dressage (Isabell Werth) and in versatility (Rosalind Canter). However, Michael Jung's favorite audience was lost, because the Olympic champion was injured.