They have four horses in front of the carriage and drive in breakneck speed. Not outside in the field, but in a hall. The World Cup is the highlight for ten of the best four-in-hand drivers in the world. For the first time: The German Mareike Harm.
The goal is to turn a cowboys' working saddle into a modern saddle for the sport. Toni Mayrhofer has been researching this for years. The result is saddles that positively influence the performance of sports horses. In Austria, his western saddles are made by hand.
The passion for Quarter Horses is huge. A highlight in the horse show calendar of the Western riders is the competition in Aachen every year. "Q19" is the largest Western riding tournament in Europe. And because the horse breed is so versatile, so are the competitions.
She wins team gold and also the individual title in Luhmühlen, Germany. Ingrid Klimke and her horse Bob Hale are a dream team. The two have already 2017 won the gold medal at the European Championships.