They are the future of dressage: Athletes competing in the Piaff Challenge Cup

Germany ranks among the best dressage nations of the world! Why? Because the training schedule is designed to systematically further advance horses and riders at almost all levels. This also applies for the young dressage riders, aged 25 and younger, who are about to develop and further mature to compete at the international level. Where equestrian sport lost many young riders in the past because they failed the leap to compete at the Grand Prix-level, because they shied away from competition or simply because their key priority was vocational education, an own scenery has evolved today – thanks to the Piaff Challenge Cup. Young Grand Prix-riders who take the opportunity to slowly adapt to the highest challenges of dressage riding.
What exactly is the Piaff Challenge Cup? It is an own series with stages at four top-class dressage tournaments in Germany and the Final in the Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart. A specially designed short Grand Prix as well as the international short Grand Prix has to be presented at the qualifying tournaments. The finalists then have to accomplish the international short Grand Prix as well as the current international Grand Prix at the final highlight in Stuttgart.