100 years of show jumping Derby: silence all around powder Mann's grave

The German show jumping Derby in Hamburg Klein Flottbek is only an example, but his destiny in this year is not a lot of glamorous, festive, engaging, tradition

100 years of show jumping Derby: silence all around powder Mann's grave

The German show jumping Derby in Hamburg Klein Flottbek is only an example, but his destiny in this year is not a lot of glamorous, festive, engaging, tradition-rich events in the Sport. This Friday it will be 100 years old. For the first Time at 26. In June 1920, it failed only in the years of the war, and in 1972, because of the preparations for the Olympic games in Munich. And probably, it needs to be in this year because of the pandemic, according to the provisional postponement of the may soon be completely cancelled. An event without an audience is unthinkable. You can live here and not from the sale of the media rights to the German soccer League. And not by the share of betting revenues as the horse racing.

It is true that the spring Derby was always as an unwavering Monument in the German sports landscape. It had to be shortly before the year of the new Millennium, even before the saved. But in the collective memory far beyond the equestrian community and the fine company of the city of Hamburg, it is firmly anchored. Powder Mann's grave: no one Believes you to smell at the mention automatically aromatic horse manure? The Great Wall and the many horses, not blamierten in the course of history down to trust and your rider: you Hear’s not involuntarily neigh?

It is a sad birthday year. On ascension weekend, where the German jumping and dressage Derby is supposed to rise, gathered a few Relentless on the impeccable lawn and celebrated with a brave gaiety of a Festival, it was so much brilliant planned. You wanted to let the roaring twenties noise, and felt that a course could be a historic monument. He has remained over the decades, almost unchanged, while the German story went over him.

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At the beginning of the nobility of the field, and women were dominated undesirable. The Wehrmacht was fighting a couple of years with the SS for supremacy in the saddle. Eduard F. powder-man, the Creator of the course, was the victims of the national socialist reign of violence. The Derby is how the old trees on the site, uninvolved witness to human passion and human delusion.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 06:20

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