The event in Klein Flottbeck is always one of the highlights of the equestrian year, culminating in the 89th German Show Jumping Derby, which is the ultimate test of a rider’s skills. The world’s most difficult course is unusually long at 1,250 metres, and is extremely demanding of both horse and rider.
The best-known and most imposing obstacle of this course is the steep 3.5 m, 80° bank known as the “Great Wall”. Jumping off this bank takes not only enormous courage, but also confidence in its preparation. To ensure that the legendary bank and all other 16 obstacles are rideable, Fendt tractors use rollers on the grass arena.
Picture gallery: Hamburg Derby 2018
Fendt will be the main sponsor of the German equestrianism national squad in the Olympic disciplines of dressage, show jumping and three-day eventing until at least 2026. When riders compete for Germany at the Nations’ Cup or at international horse trials, they wear the Fendt logo.