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An absolute masterpiece, with its unique mix of fantasy elements, musical, horsemanship, sound and lighting effects and an integral part of
EQUITANA – Equestrian World Trade Fair

  

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"The HOP TOP Show is considered to be the most exceptional and most impressive equestrian show on earth." - WDR 

 

 

Current show dates:

Saturday, 13th March 2021   |   Sunday, 14th March 2021   |   Wednesday, 17th March 2021   |   Friday, 19th March 2021   |   Saturday, 20th March 2021

each 8 pm - appx. 10 pm

Come and See the Best Equestrian Show in the World, Which Has Now Been in Existence for over 30 Years!

    

HOP TOP Show – A totally  unique show!

A totally 
unique show!

This unique equestrian event can only be experienced on a few evenings once every two years as part of EQUITANA. EQUITANA – the world’s leading equestrian exhibition.

Spend two hours in a world of imagination and fantasy

Spend two hours
in a world of fantasy

Immerse yourself in a vibrant world of innovative performances to the accompaniment of amazing sound and lighting effects.

International world-class artists

International world-class artists

The HOP TOP Show features leading lights from the equestrian show scene and top-class sports, performing their very latest thrilling landmark routines.

Impressive lighting effects

Impressive lighting effects

The 60m wide LED display and gantry spotlights under the roof transform the exhibition hall into an imposing amphitheatre.

     

"LaOra"
The HOP TOP Show 2019

Experience "LaOra" in two hours full of rousing effects, poetry and harmony between humans and animals.

The HOP TOP Show

There is no other equestrian gala on earth quite like the HOP TOP Show. In view of the huge demand for tickets in previous years, we recommend reserving your tickets early.

    

show arena HOP TOP SHOW

      

The Top Stars and Acts Appearing at the HOP TOP Show

The Greek philosopher Plato once wrote that, “Time is the moving image of eternity”. “LaOra”, the HOP TOP SHOW for EQUITANA 2019 stopped time for two hours as leading stars of and newcomers to the equestrian show scene took to the arena with new spectacular, breathtaking performances.
"LaOra" presented inspiring liberty dressage, quadrilles, dazzling acrobatics on horseback, colourful performances with ponies, and classical elements from the worlds of dressage, show-jumping and carriage-driving. The spotlight is always on the deep bond that exists between horse and human and on the subtle communication between the two that solely relies on virtually imperceptible signals.

Here are the stars for "LaOra" 2019.

   

Guillaume Mauvais

Guillaume Mauvais 

Guillaume Mauvais’ performances with his mighty, earth-shaking Comtois heavy horses impress thanks to their amazing partnership, the horses’ will to work, their harmony and yet also their easy playfulness. 

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Moments in Black

Moments in Black & Dance Industry 

What connects the 30 or so members of Austria’s Friesian Show Team is their love of their “black pearls”.

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Alma Vaquera

Alma Vaquera

Sisters Isaora and Jezabel Marques from Arles in the South of France whisked us away to the world of Andalusia. 

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Will Rogers Performance Horses

Will Rogers’ Perfomance Horses

Will Rogers is originally from Australia, but now lives in Sassenberg near Warendorf. He has developed off his own method of accustomizing horses to fresh stimuli at an early age by working from the ground and using liberty work.

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Anne Krüger-Degener

Anne Krüger-Degener 

Anne Krüger-Degener runs a sheep farm and an animal school for working dogs. Over the years the seriousness for the daily work turned into fun on the challenge of really breathtaking tasks.

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SYANDA with Gianluca Coppetta & Andrea Giovannini

Syanda with Gianluca Coppetta & Andrea Giovannini

Mystical, labyrinthine, sometimes ensnared, but then managing to wriggle free after all.

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Lorenzo

Lorenzo

A regular and welcome visitor from France, Lorenzo has been a major star in the equestrian show scene for many years now.

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NRW Pony Show Team

NRW Pony Show Team

The NRW Pony Show Team won the KATINA Show Cup at EQUITANA Essen in 2017 with a derring-do jumping quadrille. They also featured in the EQUITANA OPEN AIR Evening Show in 2018. 

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Team NORKA, the vaulting club from Cologne-Duennwald

Team NORKA, the vaulting club from Cologne-Duennwald

The current world champions demonstrated vaulting at the very highest level – a sport that demands perfect teamwork, acrobatics, creativity and elegance. 

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Lisa Röckener

Lisa Röckener

Living freedom combined with sport and excitement. The Instagram star Lisa puts a lot of emphasis on the varied training with their horses.

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Hot wheels with Team Weinmayr & Dobrovitz

Hot wheels with Team Weinmayr & Dobrovitz

Top-class carriage driving at the HOPTOP SHOW! 64 horses’ legs burned 16 hot wheels in the arena! 

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Keeping You Up to Date

Our newsletter provides you with regular information about the HOP TOP SHOW, with special offers, competitions and the very latest news about EQUITANA - World Equestrian Sports Fair.

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Review

Concept and Organisation:

   

   

For over 30 years now, team EQUITANA has been putting together shows that are the most amazing multi-faceted works of art, with their mix of spectacular performances by a whole plethora of top international stars from the equestrian scene. The HOP TOP SHOW is an impressive world-class show that is only performed on four evenings once every two years as part of EQUITANA.

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Media Statements about the HOP TOP Show

What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“EQUITANA also always means the HOP TOP SHOW. Even Olympic champions find it irresistible!"

st-georg.de

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“The HOP TOP SHOW is one of the best equestrian shows worldwide.”

Equestre, Spanien

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“The EQUITANA Hop Top Show is so beautiful it moves you to tears.”

Reiter & Pferde in Westfalen

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“HOP TOP– a name that has been synonymous with spectacular acts and unforgettable moments for many years now.”

pferderevue.at, Österreich

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“The Hop top Show, judged to be one of the world’s best equestrian shows, has been a regular feature of EQUITANA for many years now.”

Bild.de

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“The HOP TOP SHOW has been one of the highlights of EQUITANA for many years now and is an absolute must-see for all horse lovers.”

lovasok.hu, Ungarn

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What the Media Has to Say About the HOP TOP Show

“The Hop Top Show is considered to be the most exceptional and most impressive horse show in the world.”

wdr.de

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Do You Have any Queries About the Show, Getting There or on How to Order Tickets?

  

Visitors’ service hotline: +49 211 90191-201
Monday – Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm
csc@reedexpo.de

Current show dates:

   

Saturday, 13th March 2021   |   Sunday, 14th March 2021   |   Wednesday, 17th March 2021   |   Friday, 19th March 2021   |   Saturday, 20th March 2021

each 8 pm - appx. 10 pm

How to get to the HOP TOP Show

Find the easiest way to get to the HOP TOP SHOW on equitana.com.

Which entrances of the exhibition area can I use?

If you have a ticket for one of our evening shows, you can enter the showground at the entrances west, south and east from 6 pm to 7 pm. From 7 pm, the exhibition is closed, and the access to the exhibition area is only possible at the entrance "Mitte" (middle).

Find here a ground plan from Essen Exhibition Center (Messe Essen)  

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