‘Fest der Pferde’ show jumping is history

There will be no more editions of the “Fest der Pferde” (Horse Festival) show jumping tournament, it has been announced.Organiser Peter Nidetzky said today (Weds) the decision to close the show, which would have celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, was based on soaring costs and the departure of several important sponsors.He explained it had already been difficult to finance last yearÂ’s 1.5-million-Euro Stadthalle Vienna event.”The only option would have been organising a cutback version of the show, but that was out of question for us,” Nidetzky said.