THE INTERNATIONAL RIDING ELITE VISITS MUNICH

Four days of perfect weather, ideal soil conditions, and 70,000 spectators: This year’s Pferd International horse show was a tremendous success yet again. From May 30 to June 2, 2019, the equestrian center Olympia-Reitanlage in the eastern part of Munich played host to a variety of international amateur and pro competitions. Prominent among the sponsors was once again Leinfelder Uhren München. 

 

The Munich-based watch manufacture was the official sponsor of the CSI3* jumping competition “Grand Prix of Bavaria”. 50 contestants entered this exceptional event on the last day of the show. The top 15 qualified for a second round, and that one was a tour de force: in front of packed stands, top show jumpers like Olympic eventing gold medalist Michael Jung, world champion Simone Blum and Nations Cup winner David Will geared up for one last showdown. In the end, Bruce Goodin from New Zealand was victorious with his eleven-year-old stallion Backatorps Danny. This was the second time, the four-time Olympic jumper won the Grand Prix of Bavaria. 

 

Another repeat: Leinfelder Uhren München once again donated the special prize for the jumping competition: a Meridian Chrono Bavaria chronograph. This wristwatch is an homage to the State of Bavaria—and an especially exclusive statement of time. During the four-day event, the watch was on display in the jumping VIP area. Its dial is adorned with white and blue lozenges on the second sub-dial. They are the unmistakable symbol of Bavaria and have featured prominently in countless coats of arms and official seals throughout the centuries. At the heart of the Meridian Chrono Bavaria sits a slim mechanical chronograph movement enveloped by a shapely steel case. The long, curved push-pieces operating the stop-watch mechanism also double as protection for the hand-crafted screw-down crown.