Equestrian athletes from all over the world can score points for three World Cup tours at PARTNER PFERD, presented by Sparkasse Leipzig and Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen: in the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM, FEI Driving World CupTM and FEI Vaulting World CupTM. World and European champions, Olympic and World Cup winners shake hands in Leipzig. Newcomers and local heroes ride stirrups to stirrups with their idols, and they have already provided a celebrated surprise at the Leipzig Trade Fair often enough.
Top riders from 21 nations have given their nomination for the international top event in Leipzig. The starting field of PARTNER PFERD has left nothing to be desired for 25 years, Leipzig is calling and the world is coming! But the East German state associations can also look forward to their riders, because Marvin Jüngel and Felix Wassenberg have always opened the door to the international tournament top-class for the regional riders, and are now starting the five-star tour of PARTNER PFERD. Anyone who knows the Leipzig audience can guess what mood is waiting for the two.
Of course, the international and German show jumping stars are also cheered on, such as Christian Ahlmann, who celebrated countless successes in Leipzig and one of his greatest with the 2011 World Cup final victory. Like him, Marcus Ehning, Janne-Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann, Maurice Tebbel and Philipp Weishaupt have already successfully represented the German colors on championships. There will now be a reunion with them in Leipzig. Gerrit Nieberg has already arrived in the Show Jumping Olympics with his victory in the Aachen Grand Prix. His brilliant 2022 season began with a second place in the Great Savings Bank Prize of Leipzig 2022 and also in 2023 he brings his best horses with him. Richard Vogel, who has already won the station in Stuttgart, and Philipp Schulze Topphoff, who wants to attack fully again after his injury break, are also really good on the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM.
The German top-riding team meets impressive international competition, such as the Austrian from election Max Kühner. He rode in sixth place at the last two World Championships and has already reached the final in the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM four times. France sends three championship riders: old champion and multichampion Roger Yves Bost, Kevin Staut, who is on his way to his eleventh World Cup final, and Julien Epaillard, known for extremely fast laps. With Maikel van der Vleuten, a sweeper of the last World Cup 2022 comes from the Netherlands: The exceptional rider took home team silver and individual bronze. Regular guest and winner of the Great Savings Bank Prize of Leipzig 2020 Denis Lynch (IRL) will bet everything on victory again this year. Three riders with the surname Gulliksen represent Norway in Leipzig. Geir has been internationally successful for decades, played two Olympic Games, participated in four World Championships and ten European Championships, and also qualified for five World Cup finals. His son Johan-Sebastian celebrated his international breakthrough among seniors in Leipzig in 2017. Now his sister Victoria is also there, who will only be 20 years old in February.