Sparkassen German Friendships
The Youth of the World met in Herford, 23rd to 28th July 2019
Friendships not Championships. Since 1999 Riders from all over the world are fascinated by the idea of the German Friendships. Every German participant brings a horse for the foreign team-mate. They train together and start in the show as a team.
These six days of International Teamwork and International understanding encourages new friendships and sharing the love of horses as well as the learning of languages.
Russian Friendships mimic Herford model with German support
The "German Friendships" from Herford are well known in the equestrian scene and have a firm place in the calendar of young riders and their parents from all over the world. "Friendships no championships" is the slogan that brings the world’s show-jumping youth together biannually to spend a week in Herford with like-minded equestrian friends.
Those responsible at Maxima Park, close to Moscow, thought this concept so interesting that they – with the support of German Friendships organizer Lars Meyer zu Bexten – will be organizing the “Russian Friendships” from July 31st to August 5th 2018.
Maxima Park – a state-of-the-art equestrian center for international events close to Moscow
Show-advisor Lars Meyer zu Bexten: "Impressed by the possibilities"
A generous, state-of-the-art equestrian center that has hosted national and international competitions for some time has emerged only a short way from Moscow and is now ready to attract even more attention. On 100 hectares (250 acres) Maxima Park offers an extensive infrastructure for professionals and amateur riders alike.