18.11.2012 - One hundredth to the good: Kevin Staut a tick quicker than Marcus Ehning in the Grand Prix of Stuttgart

Stuttgart – Kevin Staut became the second Frenchman since Philipp Rozier (1985) to win the Grand Prix of Stuttgart – presented by Mercedes-Benz, BW-Bank and WALTER solar. The class, which was watched by 6,400 enthusiastic spectators in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, marked the culmination of the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS. One hundredth of a second was all that separated the 2009 European Champion and German Marcus Ehning in the fifth stopover on the ROLEX FEI World CupTM Jumping 2012/2013 tour.  mehr

18.11.2012 - Convincing premiere with three World Cup classes –

Stuttgart – The 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show has set new standards with its three World Cup classes in jumping, driving and dressage. “It was a premiere in the horse show’s almost 30-year history and it certainly was a first,” said Andreas Kroll, CEO of the in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbh, at the Closing Press Conference. “It’s all been very enjoyable and the atmosphere in the arena was simply grandiose.” The spectators cheered on the riders and were thrilled by the performances of the London Olympic Champions and the many other medal winners.  mehr

18.11.2012 - Anabel Balkenhol wins GERMAN DRESSAGE MASTER

Stuttgart – Watched by 4,800 spectators in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, German Anabel Balkenhol, 40, won the Grand Prix Special for the Prize of the NÜRNBERGER Versicherungsgruppe and therefore the title of GERMAN DRESSAGE MASTER 2012 on Sunday morning. Her score of 75.933 per cent on Dablino FRH earned her 7,200 euro prize money. The winner of the team bronze medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington was highly pleased with her Hanoverian stallion, saying, “Dablino was very, very relaxed yesterday but lacked a little concentration today which is why we made a small mistake in the passage.”  mehr

18.11.2012 - Easy vaulting win for Linder/Wacha

Stuttgart – Sunday morning’s vaulting final for the Prize of MASTERHORSE ended in a win for the Austrians Jasmin Linder and Klaus Wacha. They lived up to their status as favourites after being given, as they were yesterday, the day’s highest score (9.091 points) for their performance on the 15-year-old Czech gelding Elliot which was guided by longeur Klaus Haidacher. Their total score of 8.852 points handed them a comfortable win.  mehr

17.11.2012 - Helen Langehanenberg comfortable winner of the World Cup freestyle: second highest score ever in the Schleyer-Halle

Stuttgart – Her score of 86.775 per cent handed Helen Langehanenberg (Germany) the win in the Grand Prix freestyle on Saturday afternoon. It is the second highest freestyle score ever recorded in Stuttgart’s Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. In 2009, Edward Gal was awarded 87.800 for his performance on Totilas. With a capacity 8,000 crowd looking on, the team silver medal winner at the Olympic Games in London repeated her win in Friday’s Grand Prix. The comfortable victory today on the 12-year-old stallion Damon Hill NRW has moved the German up to sixth (26 points) in the current Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage 2012/2013 ranking.  mehr

17.11.2012 - World champion shows ’em all: third DB SCHENKER GERMAN MASTER win for Australian Boyd Exell

Stuttgart – Having previously won in 2009 and 2010, the Australian Boyd Exell secured his third DB SCHENKER GERMAN MASTER title on Saturday afternoon. The world champion won the class that counts toward the FEI World CupTM Driving in front of a capacity 8,000 crowd in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle after recording a combined total of 216.71 seconds for today’s two rounds. His reward: 5,500 euro prize money. Boyd Exell’s third victory now makes him the most successful four-in-hand driver in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle after serial winner Michael Freund (Germany) amassed 13 titles from 1994 to 2006. “It’s always a privilege to drive in Stuttgart, the public is so enthusiastic.  mehr

17.11.2012 - Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino FRH win Grand Prix

Stuttgart – Anabel Balkenhol (Germany), team bronze medal winner at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, secured the dressage Grand Prix for the Prize of Stihl at the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS on Saturday morning. Riding Dablino FRH, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, she was awarded 75.702 points in the qualifying class for the Grand Prix Special on Sunday morning. The pair won a 3.000 euro purse for their efforts.  mehr

17.11.2012 - Christian Ahlmann MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER for first time – wins by more than two seconds in the end

Stuttgart – The penultimate rider to go, Christian Ahlmann’s daring ride in the eight-rider jump-off handed the German the coveted MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER title in front of 6,400 thrilled spectators late on Friday evening. After going on a lap of honour in the saddle on his ten-year-old Westphalia mare Lorena, the overjoyed winner then went off on a “speedy” drive around the arena in his new Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 CDI worth 52,000 Euro  mehr

16.11.2012 - Victory in second MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER qualifying class goes to Frenchman Patrice Delaveau

Stuttgart – Patrice Delaveau (France) won the Prize of the DIW Instandhaltung Ltd. & Co. KG – the second qualifying competition for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER late in the evening. Riding Carinjo HDC in front of a 6,400 crowd in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – the afternoon session attracted 3,100 equestrian fans for the two dressage classes and one jumping competition – he crossed the finishing line clear in 65.10 seconds.  mehr

16.11.2012 - Stella Charlott Roth and Olympics horse Diva Royal win Piaff-Förderpreis final

Stuttgart – Rubbing his hands, horse show director Gotthilf Riexinger commented, “In Stuttgart horse lovers can watch the next generation of Olympic riders.” And that’s what happened on Friday when Stella Charlott Roth (Germany) and her 10-year-old mare Diva Royal followed in the footsteps of her coach and Olympic silver medal winner Dorothee Schneider to secure the win (70.681 per cent) in the final class of the so-called Piaff-Förderpreis awarded by the Liselott Schindling and Klaus Rheinberger Foundation.  mehr

16.11.2012 - Top class Dressage Grand Prix for the Prize of IMD: Helen Langehanenberg “dances” to victory

Stuttgart – The Prize of IMD, which was simultaneously, the qualifying competition for the World Cup freestyle – at the 28th STUTTGART GEREMAN MASTERS Horse Show on Friday morning ended in victory for the 30-year-old German Helen Langehanenberg und her Westphalia stallion Damon Hill NRW. The team silver medal winner at the Olympic Games in London was awarded 1.945 points (82.766 per cent) by the international jury for her performance which was her best ever on the 12-year-old “Damy”. The delighted winner said afterwards, “It was unbelievable just how easy he was dancing his way through the test today.”  mehr

16.11.2012 - German “Hansi” Dreher snatches the Prize of WALTER solar from Rodrigo Pessoa

Stuttgart – Hans-Peter Dreher has a good chance of being in the line-up for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER on Friday evening. The German won the Prize of WALTER solar at the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show late on Thursday 15 November. A speed jumping class, it was the first of two qualifying competitions for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER.  mehr

15.11.2012 - Andy Candin: big win in BW-Bank Hallenchampionat

Stuttgart – The outcome is only final when the last contestant goes through the finish. It may be stating the obvious but it was once again very true on Thursday evening in the final of the BW-Bank “Hallenchampionat” (indoor championship) for riders from the state of Baden Württemberg. Starting last of the nine jump-off riders, Andy Candin left all the fences standing in a time of 27.73 seconds to relegate Vacharco and its rider Marcel Marschall (0/28.01) into second.  mehr

15.11.2012 - Munich resident over the moon: Hendrik Lochthowe wins the final of the iWEST Dressage Cup

Stuttgart – Two classes, two wins. After his success on the opening day – Wednesday – of the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS, German Hendrik Lochthowe, who was born in the Westphalia region, won the final of the iWEST Dressage Cup in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle on Thursday. Now living in Munich, the 33-year-old was given 73.550 points for his ride on the nine-year-old mare U.S. Latina.  mehr

15.11.2012 - Americans Jessica Springsteen and Laura Kraut: “The arena is huge”

Stuttgart – The daughter of rock superstar Bruce Springsteen is making her very first appearance at the STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS this year – for Jessica Springsteen it also marks her premiere in Germany. “The arena is huge. Back home in USA, the arenas are often only half as big,” said the 20-year-old when praising the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. Her coach and fellow rider Laura Kraut added: “The spectators here are so enthusiastic, simply great.”  mehr

15.11.2012 - Dutchman Jur Vrieling and German Mario Stevens win the opening jumping classes for the Prize of Bardusch

Stuttgart – The opening jumping class for international riders at the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle has been won by Jur Vrieling. A faultless round in 54.43 seconds – the quickest of the 49-strong field – handed the 43-year-old Dutchman first place in the Prize of Bardusch GmbH Textil Mietdienste on Thursday.  mehr

15.11.2012 - Ingrid Klimke leaves the rest trailing – victory in the Indoor Derby

Stuttgart – The sell-out 8,000 crowd in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle were treated to indoor eventing of the highest class on Wednesday evening. Two-time Team Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke (Germany) overcame a field of 19 riders in the top-class competition for the Prize of WALTER solar after a penalty-free round. Riding Hale Bob, an Oldenburg gelding aged just eight, the 2006 Team World Champion and 2011 Team European Champion recorded the evening’s fastest time of 84.62 seconds to hand herself victory.  mehr

14.11.2012 - Fast and furious: Shane Breen hunts his way to Jump and Drive win

Stuttgart – The hunting season was opened in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle on Wednesday evening when Irishman Shane Breen secured the win in the highly popular Jump and Drive competition for the Prize of in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH.  mehr

14.11.2012 - Big crowd for the opening session: 5,800 spectators in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle on Wednesday afternoon

Stuttgart – It can only happen in Stuttgart. When the dressage class for the Prize of iWEST marked the start of the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show on Wednesday afternoon, 5,800 spectators filled the stands in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. They were then thrilled by the two jumping competitions for riders from the local state of Baden Württemberg.  mehr

13.11.2012 - Don Johnson is lame – Isabell Werth withdraws

Stuttgart – Tuesday the thirteenth: Gotthilf Riexinger, the director of the 28th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show received the bad news on the phone. “Dressage Queen” Isabell Werth has been forced to withdraw from this year’s equestrian highlight in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle.  mehr

13.11.2012 - “A colourful mixture of thrilling sport, stirring formation riding and breeding highlights“

Stuttgart – The big show evening in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle on Wednesday, the opening day of the International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show, has in the past few years developed into a major attraction full of equestrian highlights. “Ticket sales have increased from year to year so we’re also very satisfied with this year’s sales,” said Andreas Kroll, CEO of the in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH. And the spectators can once again look forward to a colourful programme full of variety on Wednesday 14 November 2012. The evening, which begins at 7.00 pm local time, will not only offer numerous treats for horse lovers but also for those that just appreciate horses and the way they move.  mehr

13.11.2012 - Star Parade with Olympic champions galore in “hall duo” Three world cup events on the schedule for the first time

Stuttgart – Steve Guerdat, the Olympic jumping champion, is coming and double Olympic eventing champion Michael Jung and his teammates, Ingrid Klimke and Dirk Schrade, who won team gold in London, will all be appearing. They will be joined by Germany’s “silver girls” – Helen Langehanenberg, Kristina Sprehe and Dorothee Schneider – in the dressage and four-in-hand World Champion, Boyd Exell (Australia). And there are many, many more top notch horsemen and women in the line-up. The 28th edition of the International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle from 14 to 18 November 2012 will also present almost all the top names in the five disciplines of jumping, dressage, driving, eventing and vaulting. “About 170 competitors from 27 nations and over 330 horses are on the entry list,” said a delighted Andreas Kroll, the CEO of the organising in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH. The immense interest shown by the world’s best horsemen and women is proof of the world class horse show’s renown. Staged in the “hall duo” in Stuttgart’s NeckarPark complex, the event will once again be the meeting place for the top equestrian stars. “The fans’ enormous interest is reflected in the pre-event ticket sales as 42,000 have already been sold up to now.”  mehr