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 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 moderator Mirjam Weichselbraun, well-known from TV and theatre, will once again 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!