2017 / 15 September

Gut Ising Chiemsee 31st – 3rd September & 6th – 10th September

Gut Ising is a beautiful village on Lake Chiemsee, Germany. This is not your average horse show as the impressive estate has a 4 star hotel featuring many manor houses furnished in different traditional styles, various restaurants as well as the marvellous spa and wellness.

In the stunning countryside the showjumping arena overlooks the beautiful lake surrounded by breathtaking mountains. The show and jumping schedule is organised in a way that you are able to enjoy every aspect of what Gut Ising has to offer. In addition to the showjumping there is a large choice of other sports whilst visiting including, polo, dressage, golf, tennis, sailing and swimming. Trust me, you can’t get bored!

The first week of the horse festival I competed in the Under 25 classes with Waltons Top Flight and Caroli. We continued our good form, placing second in both U25 classes on Thursday 31st and Saturday 2nd September.

Every evening the show organisers plan something spectacular, my favourite was the traditional Bavarian evening on the Friday night. With women in their dirndls and men wearing lederhosens, mugs of beer and a steel band – everyone was dancing on the tables! The Germans do know how to party!

The second week I competed in the CSI 2* with Waltons Top Flight. On the opening day we finished 6th in the very fast 1.40m speed class and then on Friday we achieved 3rd place in the 1.45m Grand Prix qualifier. Sunday was Grand Prix day, Waltons Top Flight jumped exceptionally well over the challenging 1.50m course, however unfortunately picking up 4 faults at the final fence which left us watching the jump off at the side lines.

In the end it was a victory for Jörg Opperman riding Che Guevara 17, Tina Deuerer took second place with C.T. and Soenke Kohrock was third with Transpofix Contact me Girl. Overall the show was a fantastic event. I am very lucky and grateful that I am able to travel the world competing at such excellent venues. Our next show is in two weeks at CSI Darmstadt, wish us luck!!