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.
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup is equestrian sport's most prestigious team challenge. 18 teams from around the world have been qualified to win the trophy in the Barcelona final.
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.
Horses are fast and movements are difficult to predict. To shoot the perfect picture is very difficult in equestrian sports. Once a year, the Silver Camera is awarded for the best equestrian photo. This year the award goes to the USA.