In the air and in the saddle: horse show offers spectacular views and captivating show jumping
Sosath just ahead of Bölle in the Grand Prix +++ Golden riding badge for Ninja Sosath+++ Tournament from above in 75m height
The big horse show in Lemwerder attracted numerous visitors on four days, who could enjoy exciting jumping competitions and a varied side program. From Thursday to Sunday, the event offered a variety of highlights for equestrian enthusiasts of all ages.
The first two days were dominated by the show jumping competitions. Professionals and amateurs from near and far showed their young talents there.
On Saturday, in addition to the show jumping competitions, the young riders were also able to present themselves. In the costume lead rein class, fancily dressed children performed with their ponies. Another highlight of the supporting program was the dressage performance of Ulrike Hatzl and her Grand Prix horse Faro. With impressive precision they showed how varied training can be and presented lessons with umbrella, handstand, roll as well as liberty dressage on the ground.
For a spectacular view, visitors could use the 75-meter high crane. The brave could ride on Saturday and Sunday and watch the show action from above. This perspective offered a unique view of the show jumping course and over the pastures all the way to Bremen. The visitors agreed: this was a very special experience.
Another highlight of the show was the awarding of the Golden Riding Badge to Ninja Sosath. Many visitors, friends and family members had arrived to celebrate this special moment. The Golden Riding Badge is a high honor in equestrian sport and symbolizes outstanding sporting achievements. Ninja Sosath received this honor for her success in dressage with the station stallion and family stallion For Dance.
The awarding of the Golden Riding Badge was followed by the Grand Prix, a 2-phase 1.40m level show jumping competition. Patrick Bölle led until the last rider with his successful horse Caramba de Janeiro. But Cadora and Hendrik Sosath managed to beat Bölle's best time of 27.48 seconds in the second phase. They secured the victory with a time of 26.86 seconds. As the overall winner of medium (M) and advanced (S) level show jumping, Hendrik Sosath was delighted to receive an e-bike from GVO Insurance. The best female rider was Sosath's rider Wiebke Lippert with the stallion Herakles. The pair finished in a strong fourth place and received a special honorary prize.
The eventful day was concluded with the relay jumping, the so-called Lemwerder Champions League. Here, too, creative costumes were a must have and Hannes Logemann, who was promptly appointed as the presenter, commented on the the rides of the participants with wit and charm. The spectators could end the evening in the best mood.
On Sunday, amateur jumping competitions up to class S as a stage of the FAB Cup and Bundeschampionat qualifications for jumping ponies were on the program.
Mounted Games and Hobby Horsing were offered on the side arena. In the Mounted Games true professionals competed, who had already taken part in World and European Championships. Even the riders from Team Sosath did not miss the opportunity to sit on the ponies and play fast-paced games.
The big horse show in Lemwerder was a complete success. From exciting show jumping to creative costume competitions and entertaining show programs, the event offered something for every equestrian fan. Spectators and participants are already looking forward to the next tournament, which will take place as a late entry in mid-September.