In ever changing weather conditions, once sunshine, once pouring rain, the 2000 Bundeschampionate gathered an absolute top quality lot of dressage horses on the final closing day, Sunday September 3rd, 2000.
Although the sky was filled with small precipitations over four days of competition, visitors flooded the Warendorf Equestrian center to see the most exciting German dressage show of the year. The three and four-year-olds run the "Riding" Horse or "Riding" Pony classes, as their future discipline is still considered to be undetermined.
Most of these youngsters will become dressage horses later on, but the classes are called that way to prevent discussion. The three-year-olds are presented under saddle in all three gaits, and have to show their conformation, unsaddled. In the finals, two guest riders try out the top horses and give them a final mark, which is added up to the qualifying score and determines the winners.