Verden International | International Dressage Tests
Presenting the Verden visitors the whole range of training levels in the two disciplines dressage and show jumping is only one of the secrets of success of Verden Internationall.
Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special are the celebrated highlights – the most demanding tasks horses and riders can show in a dressage test.
The Grand Prix-arena is particularly fascinating for the guests: they watch the presentations of the top riders, dressed in tails and top hat, and their powerful four-legged sport companions from the hill, on cosy blankets and with nice tasty picnic baskets – something you won’t see everywhere. However, the athletes also love the race track with its perfect conditions. This is not the only reason why the top athletes from different nations appreciate the favourable date and the perfect venue in the Riders’ Town for a last personal check before they participate at international horse shows such as World and European Championships. The special warm-up and testing arenas are a special challenge for the riders: The warm-up arena is always crowded with fans and journalists – no wonder as at least every horse enthusiasts loves to watch world stars preparing their horses for the big task.
This is completely different and also appreciated in Verden compared to other horse shows. Especially the young horses have to learn how to cope with this exciting atmosphere. But: Practice makes perfect!