Behind the Scenes: Show Office at the Ride of America


„Can I be the first draw on the list?“, „How many people are in the class?“, „Can I still enter in the Showmanship tomorrow?“ – we have all asked these questions and luckily there is always someone to answer them and manage our wishes at the show. At the Ride of America, Konstanze Ullmann is one of the people running the show office – she has told us what it is like to work behind the scenes of such a big show and what she wishes would change within the industry.


Rising Star Challenge Champion: Anna Pickel


Mastering Horsemanship, Trail and Western Pleasure in one class sure is a great challenge – especially if you are levelled as a Novice rider. Therefore, congratulations are in order for Anna Pickel and Mate To Win Only, winners of the newly introduced Rising Star class. Anna has told us about her training with Marina Schwank Showhorses, her horse and what she will buy from her prize money:


Road to ApHC Youth World: Lilly Görgen & Zoe Long

picture: Stefan Roy

They are two among hundreds of Americans: Zoe Long and Lilly Görgen will compete at the 2018 ApHC Youth World Show. Zoe has competed at this show in 2017 (find our article here), Lilly will be part of the Exchange Program that is organized by the ApHC. This will be her first time at the World Show. The Showlife will follow their journey by constantly updating this article. First of all, we will introduce the girls:


My First Time in Kreuth: A Report

picture: Maxi Koch

What is it like to come to one of the largest shows in Europe, the VWB Bavarian Championship? What is it like to be in Kreuth for the first time? Compete in the Ostbayernhalle? While some of us might vividly remember their first time in the big arena, others have never competed there. Maybe because they never got the chance, maybe because they were afraid. In order to diminish the fear of competing in Kreuth, we have talked to someone who has just recently shown there for the first time: