Nowhere else does so much expertise and concentrated knowledge about horses come together. Benefit from the know-how of the best and get valuable tips for hobby and profession.

9. - 15. March 2023
Exhibition Centre Essen

Benefit from the know-how of the best and get valuable tips for hobby and profession!

Only at EQUITANA will you find concentrated expert knowledge on every key topic. Specialist lectures, demonstrations and exclusive riding lessons from the stars of the equestrian scene await you!



Live Training

How does a national trainer work?

What are the focal points in the training of championship riders?

How can I make lessons at the basis meaningful and varied?

Be there and learn a little from the best in the world!


Thursday, April 7:

Friday, April 8: Benjamin Werndl presented by Aubenhausen Club and Sprenger

Saturday, April 9: Nicole Uphoff-Selke, presented by EQUIVA, Andreas Kreuzer, presented by Stübben

Sunday, April 10:  

Monday, April 11: Uta Gräf presented by LEXA meets equiXTREME, Michael Fischer (Reiter Revue)

Tuesday, April 12: Isabell Werth presented by Fendt, USG presents Julia Krajewski

Wednesday, April 13: Cavallo presenting Kenzie Dysli

*Änderungen vorbehalten

All Live Trainings, as well as the entire daily programme in the big ring, are included in the ticket price!

Isabell Werth, presented by Fendt

She is the most successful dressage rider in the world. No other equestrian athlete has shown such consistent top performances with the most diverse horses over such a long period of more than 30 years as Isabell Werth. The German "dressage queen" has taken part in five Olympic Games alone, bringing home a gold medal five times. Isabell Werth was and is always a welcome guest at EQUITANA, too, and has thrilled us time and again with exciting lessons and great show performances, e.g. also in the HOP TOP Show.

At EQUITANA 2022 she will give an exclusive lesson in the big ring on 12.04.2022.

Benjamin Werndl presented by Aubenhausen Club and Sprenger

Benjamin Werndl is one of the most successful dressage riders in Germany and a member of the German Olympic squad. Just like his sister Jessica, he is highly successful in the dressage saddle and was able to place 5th at the German Championships 2018. Together, the Werndl siblings run the Aubenhausen training centre - "Home of the Dressage Horse". 

Having already been a guest in 2019 with his training evening "Von Bredow-Werndl live", we are delighted to welcome him again this year. On Friday, 08.04.2022 he will give an insight into his training methodology and philosophy.

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Andreas Kreuzer, presented by Stübben

Among the numerous successes of show jumping rider and trainer Andreas Kreuzer are: former European U21 Team Champion, German Champion and third in the Grand Prix of Aachen.

Currently, he focuses in particular on the promotion and training of high-performance horses and young talented riders. He is supported in this by the Stübben company. Under the theme "After the jump is before the jump", he invites 3 riders to his exclusive lesson again this year and promises ultimate tips in the course.

At EQUITANA 2022, Andreas Kreuzer will show us young talents as well as experienced horse-rider pairs in the course on 9.4.2022.

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Nicole Uphoff-Selke, presented by Equiva

For several years now, Nicole Uphoff-Selke, together with other renowned trainers and experts, has been sifting through Germany's young dressage talent and actively promoting the young riders within the framework of the Nicole Uphoff Young Dressage Championships powered by Equiva.

The four-time Olympic champion, whose great international successes with "Rembrandt" are unforgotten, has made youth promotion and the discovery of young talent a matter close to her heart. In order to promote young riders from the Rhineland in the best possible way, young riders will be selected within the framework of an assessment course, who will be allowed to train exclusively with the multiple former Olympic champion - they will be supported by the EQUIVA company.

At EQUITANA 2022, Nicole Uphoff-Selke will show us her young dressage talents, whom she trains as part of the young rider championship, in an exclusive lesson on 9.4.2022 - presented by Equiva.

Uta Gräf presented by LEXA meets equiXTREME

Fine riding, species-appropriate horse husbandry and versatile basic training - with these topics, the successful Grand Prix rider Uta Gräf has also made a name for herself away from the dressage arena. Together with her partner Stefan Schneider, she runs Gut Rothenkircherhof in Kirchheimbolanden, Hesse, where horses of all performance classes are trained in dressage and working equitation. Uta Gräf became internationally successful and well-known with the black Holsteiner stallion Le Noir, who opened the way for her to Grand Prix sport and with whom she was also on the longlist for the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

In her lesson on 11.04.2022 we will welcome her and Stefan Schneider with their cheerful, easy way of riding and explaining. 

Cavallo presenting Kenzie Dysli

Show rider and liberty specialist Kenzie Dysli also shows the highest collection and lessons of the high school with her horses. At the Equitana Open Air in Mannheim, the Swiss-born rider proved how finely she is able to dose every aid, even in rapid manoeuvres, when she completed a working equitation speed trail only on the neck ring.

For her lesson, Kenzie Dysli not only brings her own horses to Essen, but also works with unknown participant horses. Afterwards, she will be available for an autograph session at the Webstar stand. 

She will teach the decisive basics of her training philosophy on Wednesday, 13 April, at 12.30 p.m. at Equitana.


USG presenting Julia Krajewski

Top eventing rider Julia Krajewksi gave valuable tips for daily training in an exclusive lesson at EQUITANA 2022.

Julia Krajewski is the national trainer for junior eventers and rides eventing at the top of the world internationally. She is a member of the championship squad and can look back on numerous international successes at 3* and 4* level. In 2018, she won both the Professional Riders' Championships in Marbach and the German Eventing Championships in Luhmühlen. She achieved her greatest success at the 2021 Olympic Games, in the individual classification, making her the first woman to win the GOLD medal in eventing at the Olympic Games!

At EQUITANA 2022, her lesson will be the prelude to the USG Indoor Eventing Cup on 12.04.2022 - presented by the USG.


Live Training with Claudia Münch

Dressage from the ground is the speciality of trainer Dr. Claudia Münch. Her goal is to refine the aids with minimal influence and to train the body awareness of horse and rider in order to optimally prepare difficult lessons from below. In the large ring at Equitana, she gives visitors completely new and spectacular impressions of her training method. With the help of drone footage, she shows the various exercises from a bird's eye view. The pictures clearly show how stance and bend can be achieved without rein and leg aids. She has already provided us with first insights in moving pictures. 


Live Training with Britta Schöffmann

Dressage trainer Dr Britta Schöffmann was already at the first Equitana 50 years ago. "I was a tender twelve years old and part of a grey pony quadrille at the Hubertus riding stable in Krefeld. I don't think I've missed a fair since then, sometimes participating as a rider, sometimes as a judge and always as a trainer and author." This time, the former Grand Prix rider will give lessons on horse-friendly riding in different performance classes. She gave us insights into her training philosophy and tips for the right to flying change during a visit. 


Reiter Revue Training with Michael Fischer

He is a trainer, social pedagogue and author of the successful book "Reiten leicht und logisch - so wirst du der bessere Reiter für den Pferd". In the meantime, Michael Fischer has explained to several hundred riders in the Reiter Revue online workshops in a friendly and entertaining way what good riding is actually based on and why so many terms from riding theory are misinterpreted.

With his knowledge in tow, he is now coming to Equitana. On 11.04.2022, he will give an insight into his philosophy in an ultimate jumping lesson in the big ring and teach two lucky winners who applied for the lesson in an online call. Of course, Reiter Revue International will also be there. 

Apply now: Send a short recording of your jumping training (at least A-level), contact details and address to

Training Evenings

Here, the top stars of the scene share their knowledge with the participants in a 2-hour show.

Bernd Hackl live

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"Pferdeprofi" TV-Star and horsemanship expert Bernd Hackl will demonstrate his knowledge for the first time on April 7, 2022 in the big ring at EQUITANA. He helps horse and rider to understand each other better and shares his many years of experience with the EQUITANA audience.

Ingrid Klimke live

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Olympic eventing and riding champion Ingrid Klimke will demonstrate horse-friendly training according to classical principles at an exclusive training evening on April 11, 2022.

She is world-class when it comes to the supreme discipline of equestrian sport, galloping as faultlessly as possible through the dressage arena, over ditches and walls and the final course. When it comes down to hundredths of a second, she gives her horses complete trust and gets it back many times over. "That is exactly what always inspires me so much," says Ingrid Klimke, describing the close connection she has with her horses. How she listens to each one and grows together with them on the road to success is something she will make clear at the exclusive training evening in the large ring at EQUITANA. 

Jean-François Pignon live

Small gestures and barely visible signals are enough when Jean-François Pignon directs a group of horses through the ring. Based on calmness, consistency and love for the horse, he demonstrates his training philosophy here, the success of which he has already demonstrated several times at the HOP TOP Show. 

On April 12, 2022 he will be the exclusive guest in the big ring of the show hall!

During the training evening at EQUITANA 2022, he will demonstrate how he succeeds in speaking the language of horses without any aids.

Info: the show will be held in French with German translation.


Expertise & Specialists

Further education is written in capital letters here!

Health forum

The Health Forum in Hall 1

In the Health Forum in Hall 1, expert presentations will be held throughout the day on the topics of health, hoof care and shoeing, feeding and equine diseases. Farriery will also be explained and demonstrated live on horses. The "veterinarian of the day" also passes on his knowledge here every day.

THE meeting place for all who want to be informed and learn! 


Congresses at EQUITANA

When dealing with horses, a great deal of specialist knowledge is indispensable. Various lectures, forums, demonstrations and accompanying congresses enable interested visitors to expand their knowledge.

Horse health, feeding, training issues, business management or questions about shoeing - nowhere else do so many experts meet. 

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Arrival and Opening Hours

9. - 15. March 2023

Exhibition Centre Essen

Messeplatz 1

45131 Essen


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