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More Horsepower – The stars of the show

WM2019-quadrille of the state association Berlin-Brandenburg

16 riders from Berlin and Brandenburg have been training for months for their big appearance during the World Championships for Icelandic horses 2019 at the Equestrian Park (Pferdesportpark) Berlin-Karlshorst. During the gala show More Horsepower an Icelandic horse quadrille will enchant the spectators in addition to representatives of the Haute École, fast-paced carriage races and daring stunts of the Hungarian Post.

Anne-Sophie Fliß, the sports manager of the IPZV state association Berlin-Brandenburg e.V., designed a sophisticated choreography especially for this performance. The fast-ridden feats and different formations show the riders in tölt at different speeds. Meanwhile, all sequences work almost perfectly.

Last Sunday, 23 June 2019, all participating riders met again for a training at the Icelandic horse farm Faxaból (LINK) in Liebenwalde. Due to high temperatures, only one training session was scheduled in the morning and one in the afternoon. During the lunch break, the last adjustments to the costumes were made. The quadrille is under the film theme "Mary Poppins". The riders wear correspondingly flowing skirts in different colors. Color-matching balloons are also part of the outfit and were tested on the horse for the first time on Sunday. Despite initial misgivings and strong winds, our Icelandic horses showed nerve strength and mastered the quadrille excellently even with sloping and even bursting helium balloons.

After this training day, everyone involved is sure: The gala show More Horsepower on the evening of 10 August will be an unforgettable event for the audience and for the riders of the quadrille.

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More Horsepower – The stars of the show

No risk, no fun – The Hasta Luego Academy performs breathtaking stunts on horseback in the More Horsepower show!

On, over, under or next to the horse – wherever the stars of Hasta Luego Academy present their acrobatic and breakneck tricks, the spectators hold their breath. Known from the horse gala show Cavalluna and celebrated on tours all over Europe, the Hasta Luego Academy boasts some of the best trick riders in the world and turns each of its show performances into an unforgettable experience of superlatives. As part of the More Horsepower show on Saturday, 10 August 2019, the French will provide an unforgettable evening with spectacular stunts in Berlin.

Behind the scenes, with team chef Erik Hasta Luego, none other than one of France's best show and stunt riders has had the reins firmly in his hands for over 30 years. His passion for trick riding has earned him numerous prizes and awards since the 1970s together with his brother Christophe, including the award for "Best Show Rider" at the "Fieracavalli" in Italy in 1991. The South French can also look back proudly on a previously unbroken world record: In 1978, for example, he dived under the belly of a galloping horse in just 12 seconds, thus once again showing his talent and absolute trust in his horses. In the meantime, he has dedicated himself to the training of young trick riders as a life task and develops, among other things, special saddles, which are indispensable for the artistically breathtaking performances.

Since the existence of the Academy founded by Erik, the repertoire of intoxicating performances from the Hungarian Post, fast-paced chariot races and shows with fire has steadily evolved and promises spectacular surprises at every show that always amaze and fascinate the audience.  

Foto: F. Laroudi

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Gestüt Haus Linde and Hélory are supporting WM2019


We are very pleased to welcome the stud farm Haus Linde with its own brand Hélroy on board the WM2019 sponsorship team and would especially like to thank you for the lanyards that go together with our hard tickets!

In addition to their own breeding, Annette and Jean-Michel Durand have dedicated themselves to the training of Icelandic horses and riders on the spacious facility of their stud farm. With the stud’s own clothing manufacturer "Hélroy" also fashion enthusiasts are not neglected at the Durands: Aside from classic tournament blazers, the collection also includes numerous riding blazers in various novel cuts, which guarantee high comfort due to their elastic materials and are also available in colorful, floral variants besides classic designs. If you are interested in Hélroy products, including tournament blouses, jackets, hoodies, T-shirts, polo shirts and various accessories, have a look at their booth in the exhibition area of WM2019!

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