German Masters - International Riding and Show Jumping Tournament
For five days every year in November, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Hall is given over to the equestrian world. The Stuttgart German Masters is the definitive riding and show jumping event, and has been staged every year since 1985. Five of the seven equestrian sporting disciplines are presented at the tournament: Riders and drivers contest head to head to win the various different titles, the cash prizes and several Mercedes cars in the disciplines show jumping, dressage, driving, vaulting and versatility. Entertainment is also provided in plenty: A program of attractive show numbers is performed on one of the evenings.
The invitation-only tournament was awarded the title of World's Best Indoor Riding Tournament by the International Showjumping Federation in 1998. The Stuttgart organizers have also been distinguished with the "World's Best Indoor Dressage Tournament" award not once, but three times (1993,1999, 2001).