Official Reception in Herford
After the first two days with Top Ten Training and Champions Trophy there is the official Reception in Herford with the parade of the carriages.
Discussions in barn
For the first time in 2017 will be an exclusive discussion of politics and economy. Federal minister, representatives from the European government and important persons of economy (BDA and BDI) take place for conversation and discussion.
Invited guests will discuss with them on Friday in an extraordinary ambience.
Marching in of the nations
Friday Night, towards the end of the first competition day, every nation and each rider will be called into the main arena and officially greeted by world-famous steward Pedro. Accompanied by music from their country and in colourful costumes - a lovely picture!
The riders bring horse-shoes with them that they lay down at the base of the Bexter Globe. Meanwhile, it has become a tradition to forge a new Bexter Globe from these horse-shoes.
Several show acts have been established as side events during the Sparkassen German Friendships. One of them is being performed by kids from the "Diakonische Stiftung Wittekindshof". This institution offers hippotherapy and has been supported by the German Friendships Association for a long time.
The German Friendships parties have earned themselves quite a reputation, too. Celebrating the day's performances, finding new and meeting old friends is always a good reason to celebrate!