Oct 14, 2022

Hamburg goes its way without Global Champions Tour

Photo: Reitsport-Hellmann.de

Hamburg - The classic tournament in Hamburg-Klein Flottbek is best known for the German Show Jumping and Dressage Derby, presented by IDEE KAFFEE, combined with the most important classical show jumping competitions in the world, such as the Championat von Hamburg and the Grand Prix of Hamburg.

"This has always been in the foreground for us and will continue to be so: The traditional Derby combined with modern show jumping at world level," explained Derby Director Volker Wulff. Until now, the Longines Global Champions Tour has contested the Grand Prix of Hamburg as a leg of the series. This will change from 2023: "We were very happy to have the Tour as a guest in Klein Flottbek, but Hamburg has its own profile, which has been established for over 100 years. This profile must not be changed or diluted by a series guest. That's why we agreed with the tour to not extend the contract, which is now expiring," Wulff continues. "And so, after 15 years, it is now time to go our separate ways. So we want to keep the Derby and the top equestrian sport in Hamburg as one. That's why this event is so loved by an audience of millions - a sporting and social highlight in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, on one of the most beautiful courses in the world."

In sporting terms, this does not detract from the Hamburg showground: "The competitions will be upgraded overall: the German Show Jumping Derby, the Hamburg Championships and the Hamburg Grand Prix will become more lucrative for the riders - the Hamburg Grand Prix will once again stand and shine on its own and it deserves that!"
Information about the tournament classic in Hamburg Klein Flottbek on the Internet: www.hamburgderby.de
The ticket telephone can be reached at 01805 - 119 115.
(Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 13.00).