Luhmühlen Horse Trials
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). Before this event the show ground was completely rebuilt.
Past winners of the CCI*****Edit
|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|