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new west side of the show ground (for more images see CCI Luhmühlen)
Winner of the 2011 CCI 4*-event: Andreas Dibowski with Butts Leon
Mary King and Kings Temptress at the fence 27 a (e.on boat "at the quay")

The Luhmühlen Horse Trials are an annual equestrian eventing competition held in Luhmühlen, Salzhausen, Germany. Riders compete at the highest level: the CCI*****. There are only six events of this kind in the world, the others being the Badminton Horse Trials, the Burghley Horse Trials, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day, the Australian International Three Day Event and the Stars of Pau.

Luhmühlen originally held CCI** and CCI*** events. The CCI**** event was first held in 2005, making it the first event in mainland Europe to hold an eventing competition at that level. Luhmühlen follows the new format, "without steeplechase."

After the 2018 season, the FEI added an introductory level below CCI*, bumping all subsequent levels upward. While there was no change to the difficulty of the competition, the added level forced all former CCI**** competitions to re-classify as CCI*****.

In 1982 Luhmühlen hosted the Eventing World Championship. In August 2011 Luhmühlen was the venue of the European Eventing Championships for the fifth time (1975, 1979, 1987, 1999, 2011).[1] Before this event the show ground was completely rebuilt.

Past winners of the CCI*****Edit

Year Rider Horse Notes
2005   Bettina Hoy (GER) Ringwood Cockatoo
2006   Frank Ostholt (GER) Air Jordan
2007   Ruth Edge (GBR) Two Thyme
2008   William Fox-Pitt (GBR) Macchiato
2009   Michael Jung (GER) La Biosthetique-Sam FBW
2010   Sharon Hunt (GBR) Tankers Town
2011   Andreas Dibowski (GER) FRH Butts Leon
2012   Michael Jung (GER) Leopin FST
2013   Andrew Nicholson (NZL) Mr Cruise Control
2014   Tim Price (NZL) Wesko
2015   Ingrid Klimke (GER) FRH Escada JS
2016   Andreas Dibowski (GER) It's Me XX
2017   Julia Krajewski (GER) Samourai du Thot
2018   Jonelle Price (NZL) Faerie Dianimo
2019   Tim Price (NZL) Ascona M

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