International Horse Show at Whitsun
The international show jumping tournament held in the unique atmosphere of the Biebricher Schlosspark is a sporting highlight with a long-standing tradition. The Horse Show at Whitsun has been organised by the Wiesbadener Reit- und Fahrclub (WRFC) since 1929. Since then, it has developed from being a local competition to a firmly established international fixture. It will be held from 2 to 5 June 2017.
The contests in the four disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and vaulting were carried out with world class ability in 2016, but up-and-coming horses and young riders also had the chance to experience the "big stage" for the first time in the historic arena in the heart of the Biebricher Schlosspark.
The great carriage parade through the centre of Wiesbaden heralded the tournament weekend at Whitsun. The Wiesbadener Pferdenacht (Wiesbaden Night of the Horses) has been the opener for the competition for several years. Showpieces and stunts, club performances and many more items on the programme provided exciting insights into the interaction of man/woman and horse. The night of the horses has become a real highlight in Wiesbaden within a short time.
Horse lovers were offered gastronomic delicacies and riding equipment in colourful tents set up around the site of the competitions. Young visitors were able to ride ponies, enjoy a children's circus and other activities. The culmination of every show was the "Grand Prize of Wiesbaden", for which the best show-jumpers in the world compete.