This is taking place at the Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square) for the first time! World-famous stars from Portugal, France, Germany and Austria will this year display the fine art of old European working equitation – newly interpreted! Prediction: a real must-see!

Nina Raidl (Bild) und Teamkollegin Martina Weteschnik treten gegen die internationale Konkurrenz am Wiener Rathausplatz an. © Christian Prandl

Nina Raidl (Bild) und Teamkollegin Martina Weteschnik treten gegen die internationale Konkurrenz am Wiener Rathausplatz an. © Christian Prandl

Tradition meets modernity
Above all, it is its diversity and panache which makes this tradition-rich equestrian sport so compelling. It comprises elegant dressage as well as troublesome trails and speed competitions – in which gates must be opened, bridges crossed and various kinds of obstacles surmounted – all on horseback. The “workers” are required to display a different skillset. In contrast to the classic riding competitions, it is particularly interesting to note that all examinations in this section will be completed one-handed, with riders also wearing the traditional dress of their respective nations.

Bruno Pica Da Conceicao (POR) ist der Favorit beim Vienna Masters Working Equitation Turnier. © Tomas Holcbecher

Bruno Pica Da Conceicao (POR) ist der Favorit beim Vienna Masters Working Equitation Turnier. © Tomas Holcbecher

Austria versus the world
Portugal will head the starting field at the Vienna Masters’ working equitation premiere. Double World and European Champion Bruno Pica de Conceicao with his stallion “Trinco” will be at the centre of the action, along with his team-mate, the highly successful Portuguese prodigy Vasco Godinh. In Caroline Brun and Claire Moucadel, France will be sending two Team bronze medal winners from the 2014 World Championships into the race. Two-time vice world champion Mihai Maldea, along with team vice world champion Katrin Frankenberger, will represent Germany.

Austria has hot irons in the fire with Nina Raidl (W), who finished fifth in the European Championships, riding “Sir Marlon”, as well as freshly-baked Austrian champion Martina Weteschnik (W) on “Bogalho”. As Viennese local heroes they will be hoping for a strong turnout of fans; so come and cheer them on!

What else is on offer at the Vienna Masters?
You can see the world’s best show-jumpers at the Vienna Masters on all four days. Highlights will include the Mercedes Benz Championat (18.9), the Longines Global Champions Tour presented by LGT (19.9) and Gaston Glock’s Vienna Masters (20.9). The best international pony riders will also be displaying their skills in the dressage quadrangle. Pierre Fleury’s free dressage, the Drumatical theatre, vaulting stars Lukas Wacha and Jasmin Lindner (World and European champion in Pas de Deux), a western-dressage display – these are all reasons to be excited. The Vienna Masters party nights will unfold from the evening onwards in the arcade court of Vienna’s town-hall (Rathaus).

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Party with the show-jumping stars!
Some spectators will want to get to know the riders not only on the show-jumping course, but also up close and personal. Those in that category should not miss this year’s hotly anticipated Vienna Masters party nights! All information about the Vienna Masters official after-show parties can be found on Facebook.
VIENNA MASTERS | LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR
Int. 5* Show-jumping | Working Equitation | Int. Pony-dressage | Show | Shopping mile | Kids area
17th-20th September 2015 | Vienna’s Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square)
www.viennamasters.at

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