The 25th Manfred & Hilde Swarovski Memorial Show
CDI4* Schindlhof, 28 – 30 June 2019

Welcome to the Schindlhof!

This year the 25th Manfred & Hilde Swarovski Memorial Show, CDI4* Schindlhof celebrates its 25th jubilee from 28 to 30 June.

From the very beginning this Memorial Show at the Schindlhof has enjoyed total success. With each successive year the Show continues to grow and in the last 24 years we have been able to celebrate numerous equestrian highlights and sporting moments that have written dressage history.

One of the grandest and unforgettable highlights was without doubt in 2018 the participation of the world’s best dressage rider, Isabell Werth, with her magnificent mare Bella Rose. Bella Rose was injured over a period of three and a half years, and only few people in the dressage world expected this highly talented mare to return to this top-class sport. On the occasion of her surprising comeback in the Grand Prix at Schindlhof we registered an unbelievable 550,000 hits accessing the live broadcast of her ride on our website.
Apart from the tremendous worldwide viewer interest, however, there was also the fact that the six-time Olympia winner Isabell Werth chose the CDI at Schindlhof for her so important comeback – a high commendation for our Memorial Show. At the World Championship in Tryon (USA) Isabell Werth, riding her mare Bella Rose, became a double world champion..

The European Championships in Rotterdam are the most important event in the equitation year 2019, from 19 to 25 August. Several nations have already scheduled our Memorial Show as a qualification tournament to prepare for this Championship.
We are especially pleased that also this year the most successful equestrian nation, Germany, will be coming to our jubilee tournament with a very strong team led by the six-time Olympia winner Isabell Werth and the Team Olympic Champion Dorothee Schneider.
A great idol of the spectators and the first winner of the Manfred & Hilde Swarovski Challenge Trophy, Victoria Max-Theurer, will be heading a strong Austrian team, one member of which will also be the tournament hostess Evelyn Haim-Swarovski, who up to now has made a successful start at every CDI Schindlhof.

The CDI*Schindlhof is becoming more and popular also in Asia. As a result, China will be sending a complete team to the 25th Manfred & Hilde Swarovski Memorial Show in preparation for the Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo in 2020. And already for the third time Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya will be participating a well.

On the occasion of our Memorial Show Jean-François Pignon will be coming, who, with his 18 horses, will be presenting the best known and best performance by liberty horses in the world. Both Saturday and Sunday at midday we will be greatly pleased to view his sensational show programme.

Our traditional hat competition will also be taking place on Sunday at midday; it has been carried out for a number of years also in the special category “owner with hat and dog”. The popular ORF-moderator Isabella Krassnitzer, will be moderating the hat competition.

We are equally looking forward to Klaus Philipp, one of the most distinguished horse artists in the world, who has already painted portraits of many “horsenalities”.

All entrance fees and voluntary donations will benefit in equal measure both therapeutic riding and vaulting & riding for handicapped persons, as well as the organisation “Tugende Together“. Even though you may have free admission, we request that you make a small donation, because every Euro counts.

We wish you an interesting and exciting Memorial Show weekend at Schindlhof and look forward to your visit!

Yours sincerely,
Family Haim-Swarovski

News: 30 June 2019 – More Werth, more heat, more spectators


28 – 30 June 2019

PS: All those who cannot come to the Schindlhof, can once again follow our event on the Internet service, well-known internationally in equestrian sport. For the seventh consecutive year the CDI4* Schindlhof will be broadcast to 60 countries and followed by two million viewers, an indication that the dressage sport is enjoying growing global interest.