Thomas Fruhmann, Austria’s team silver-medial-winner in jumping of the Barcelona Olympics had great luck . He recovered after an appendicitis sunburst in a Vienna hospital.

Thomas Frühmann and his The Sixth Sense have often taken care of sensations in the international parcours. © Michael Graf

“We were on family vacation in Croatia. Then I didn‘t feel well and I thought I had eaten something wrong. But the next day I had a lot of pains and went to a hospital. There they could not find anything. As the pains got worse, we immediately went home. The trip was almost unbearable, but we made it to the hospital. There I was operated immediately and thankfully I feel nice and slowly feeling better! God knows I had just better to do than to be in the hospital, “Thomas Frühmann grumbles from the hospital bed.

The World Cup winner, three-times winner of the Hamburg Derby and 9-times Austrian national champion, his son Daniel Frühmann and Gregor Gschlenk are in the midst of preparations for their DFG Event GmbH for the fifth edition of s.Oliver Vienna Masters.

Last year, he was successful in the Sunday final with a second rank behind, The Boss’ daughter Jessica Springsteen. “This year we have found the area of trotting Krieau a new and finally long-term location,” said Thomas Fruhmann. “The event will again bring the best horses and the best riders in the world to Vienna, but we also have space for much, much more!”. The organizer trio use this spacious venue in the Vienna Krieau in an ideal way.

Who thinks exclusively of horse racing in the Viennese Krieau, will experience a surprise this year! Because from 15th to 18th September 2016 the equestrian mega event Vienna Masters with the Longines Global Champions Tour host for the first time at the historic racetrack complex near the Prater and offers a completely revamped program for the whole family! Not only Olympic champion, world and European champions and a lot of stars in jumping compete for four days in the Vienna Krieau there is also place for many other equestrian disciplines! The best of juniors dressage riders are allowed tp proof themselves in the most beautiful square of Vienna, professional and celebrity race bring the trotting sport closer, the rapid Working Equitation is ridden here and also an exclusive selection of exciting show acts is ready for the audience.

For the youngest visitors there is also a lot to experience. Thursday is a Family Day as “the good old days” at the festival of horses Vienna completely dominated by the children. Whether mini Trotting, Pony Working Equitation, ambitious Pony Kids in jumping course or Mini-Rodeo – at the children horse show, everyone cheers! Even the children’s festival from Friday to Sunday  is entertaining, because ORF Star Robert Steiner leads through the varied program with bouncy castles, animal worlds, workshops and more in the Okidoki kids world.

New is also the s.Oliver Vienna Masters Music Festival. From Viennese song to Country, folk music and rock and roll – each of the four days of the event has a different musical theme. The start is on Thursday evening (15.09.) Equal to excellence as ex-football star Hans Krankl aka Johann K. sings with his band Monti Beton. Generously is the new s.Oliver Vienna Masters shopping area – here you can buy fashion, trend and lifestyle products.

Thomas Frühmann himself considers how he will work with his „The Sixth Sense“. The highly decorated miracle gelding has after all, 20 years at the Horse Hump. “Who knows,” he grins, “maybe I adopted him in honor. Then, however, the track is also for me finished, but first I must go to be healthy. ”

Main Program

Professional Sports: The best riders and horses in the world compete in tests of the highest five-star category as well as in CSI2 * exams, international junior dressage and Working Equitation.

Team Challenge: The s.Oliver Vienna Masters will host a leg of the Global Champions League, the world’s first team competition in jumping.

The horse in different disciplines: jumping, dressage, Working Equitation and trotting it will experience in 2016 when s.Oliver Vienna Masters.

Show Program: An exclusive selection of exciting show acts is ready for the audience.

Kids Horse Show on Thursday: Special children’s program in the main stadium with mini Trotting, Pony Working Equitation, Mini-Rodeo, Show Pony and Apply.

Children’s Festival: On all days of the event there is a varied program with Okidoki-Baby Care and Robert Steiner, Western world, inflatables, straw world, wildlife, Labyrinth, workshop, information events etc.

Framework Program

Shopping street the fairgrounds: fashion, trends and lifestyle – not only for horse riding enthusiasts.

s.Oliver Vienna Masters Music Festival: daily at s.Oliver Vienna Masters Marquee with changing music mottos. On Thursday you get Wienerlieder and Austro Pop served, the highlight is at 20:30 football legend Hans Krankl aka Johann K. with his band Monti Beton. Cool guitar beats and vocals casual visit to enjoy on Friday, when the stage with country music is played and on the floor glows under linedancers. Saturday is proper, because from 11am starts right the rustic to the day when folk music Frühshoppen. The rocking finale on Sunday: Boogie, Blues and Rock’n Roll!


Longines Global Champions Tour
15th – 18th September 2016 | KRIEAU | VIENNA

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