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Equitana 2001

EQUITANA meeting at Euro-Star in the new hall 3

Celebrities up close

Celebrities up close – is the guiding slogan of EQUITANA meeting at euro-star in the centre of the new fair hall 3. On the large stage there will be stars in the flesh four times a day, Stars from the riding sports scene, who are well-known far beyond the borders of Germany. Two current Olympic winners are already firmly on the euro-star guest list: Ulla Salzgeber, who returned form Sydney highly decorated with team gold and individual bronze, and Otto Becker who with the grey stallion Cento played a decisive role in acquiring victory for the German team in the Olympics show jumping competition. In the individual evaluation Otto Becker just missed a medal by a hair’s-breadth and landed in fourth place.

Also Helena Weinberg, the world’s most successful equestrienne, her husband Peter and four-times Olympic champion Nicole Uphoff are expected at the EQUITANA meeting at euro-star. In panel discussions these prominent personalities from the sports scene will report not only on their experiences ”down under” but also on the day-to-day work with their horses. They may even reveal the odd personal success tip. And they and other stars will be available to sign autographs – as we said, celebrities up close.

In addition to the panel discussions with celebrities, which will be presented by Volker Wiebels four times a day (11.30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., the programme will also include a forum with experts (at 4 p.m. every day) at the EQUITANA meeting at euro-star. The theme of consumer protection is highly topical. Euro-star offers in co-operation with the expert partnership Dr Dreyer-Rendelsmann & Volker Raulf a lot of information concerning the consumer in equestrian sport. Open disputes with high-calibre experts from the industry can be expected here. The themes:

  • A horse is worth whatever the buyer wants to pay for it. How much is my horse really worth?
  • There is no guarantee for nature. Nor for pre-purchase examinations and their consequences.
  • The difficulty about full board and lodging. Isn’t every horse owner a self-provider? Who is liable?
  • Insemination without offspring. Consumer protection in horse breeding. Is there such a thing?
  • Frosty ground, from special rubbish to the natural product?
  • Riding school horses. How do I recognise good riding schools? Who is liable in accidents?

At the journalists’ talks, scheduled for 2 p.m. each day, reputable journalists from the equestrian sports scene meet interesting guests. Sabine Hartelt (WDR), Gabriele Mohrmann (St. Georg), Irina Ludewig (Reiter Revue international) and Susanne Hennig (PferdeSport International) have already agreed to come.

There are prizes to win too: euro-star will organise a search game during the fair.

Information: euro-star Germany, Thomas M. Classen, Tel. 02161-65 95 80, Internet

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