Pferd International Münich lines up for second Exquis World Dressage Masters

Friday, May 22, 2009

Next week, the next stop for  the CDI5* World Dressage Masters will be Münich. After the promising start in Palm Beach end of January, Münich will now form the second stair for the world’s best dressage riders. The first win in Palm Beach was a Dutch one. Anky van Grunsven swiped the upper part of the high prize money showing her black stallion IPS Painted Black, as such leaving the runner up position at that time for Steffen Peters presenting Ravel.

The Pferd International (Horse International) show, held in the former Olympic Equestrian Stadium of Munich, is delighted to host this prestigious event and has renewed both the footing of the warm-up arena and the international dressage arena to match the top-class riders and horses that will be present. Furthermore Pferd International is known for its nice and attractive side program, including demonstrations, shows, clinics and one of the biggest outdoor exhibitions in Europe. 

Germany will host the finest of the equestrian world in one weekend. In Hamburg you will have the renown Hamburg Derby presenting the Global Champions Tour while Munich’s Pferd International will host the prestigious Exquis World Dressage Masters. 

This time American honour will be represented by Catherina Haddad who lives and trains in Germany. She is merely one of the riders in the nice field of competitors that Pferd International in Münich has managed to attract, including the German Olympians Isabell Werth and Nadine Capellmann and the bronze winning Danish Olympian princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. From Austria the young Olympian Victoria Max-Theurer will compete. The most experienced competitor will be six time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund. From The Netherlands Olympian Imke Schellekens-Bartels will show Australian-owned Ferero.

Her compatriot Sander Marijnissen, who already became popular and well known in Germany by winning the CDI3* in Bremen and the CDI3* in Oldenburg last autumn, will accompany her.

Exquis-riders Dutch Hans Peter Minderhoud and Danish rider Anne van Olst unfortunately had to withdraw, as both Exquis Escapado and Exquis Clearwater have had health problems and have been on medication. Anky van Grunsven is preparing for the Dutch National Championships. However they are all looking forward to compete in the third Exquis WDM show in Cannes.

WDM Munich Live on the Internet
“We are thrilled about the co-operation with German company ClipmyHorse. They will broadcast all WDM classes live over the internet. This will make WDM available to a large audience of fans in the world”, John van de Laar, managing director of WDM Management, adds. The live broadcast can be seen through the ClipmyHorse or World dressage masters website. Visit www.clipmyhorse.de or www.worlddressagemasters.com

  • Friday May 22nd  the Grand Prix will take place at GWT 14.30h
  • Saturday 23rd of May the B-final Grand Prix Special as a pleaser for the audience also performed on music is scheduled at 13.00.
  • Sunday the 24th of May at prime time at noon the highlight of the Grand Prix Freestyle to music is scheduled.
Find up-to-date starting lists at www.pferdinternational-muenchen.de

About WDM
The Exquis World Dressage Masters (WDM) is a new sports and marketing concept in dressage. WDM is an initiative of equestrian innovator Exquis, international sports marketing agency SportBizz and US company Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP).

The WDM concept likes to give an answer to the problems dressage is faced with on the field of marketing and sport.