Each year in August, the international Dressage and Show Jumping Festival opens its. The major hippological event in the Riders Town will be celebrated from August 1 - 5 this year, and during these five days, the two-and four-legged athletes will be again in the focus of attention. The Festival is to opened by the Herwart von der Decken-Show, a gathering of the best three year old mares of the Hannoveraner breeding area. Then it becomes sporty; The whole range of training levels covers all age-groups of dressage horses, from young horse development classes to the qualifier for the Federal Championships of five-and six-year-old horses and the Hannoverian Dressage Championships, the qualifier for the Nuremberg Cup or the Piaff Challenge Cup up to Grand Prix de Dressage and Grand Prix Special. And it will be similar for the show jumping course; international jumper classes at the CSI** level, the Hannoverian Show Jumping Championships and the amateur tour Gaudemus Equis will delight horse enthusiasts from near and far.