The „Mannheimer Pferdewoche“ merges the equestrian disciplines show-jumping, dressage, para-dressage and Polo to one highlight at international level with diverse and fascinating competitions. For 54 years, the Mannheimer Maimarkt competition forms the beginning of the outdoor season. The international show with high-class show-jumping and a small exquisite dressage part is one of the most traditional shows in Germany. Every year riders from around 30 nations, among them Olympic, World and European champions come to Mannheim to compete at the precious venue next to the Maimarkt fair. Especially for the para-equestrians this show is a yearly highlight, since it stages the only nations Cup located in Germany.