Meet Charlott Maria Schürmann, 2020 P.S.I. DJWTS Guest Star.

This weekend in December all eyes of the dressage world are on Frankfurt for one of the greatest horse shows, the hugely popular Festhallenturnier and the most fantastic class for young Prix St Georges horses, the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal.

It is the perfect time to reveal our new dressage guest star: Charlott Maria Schürmann won the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Final herself seven years ago. It was the springboard for her career that by now includes multiple European Championships and six Gold medals with the team and as an individual, plus a national Junior Champion title and many wins and placings at Grand Prix level.

Horses and riding have always been her calling she says passionately. Charlott is a fun-loving young woman, she’s warm, open and honest, yet she knows exactly what she wants — to ride at the top level of the sport. She is one of the biggest up and coming talents in the dressage arena, and has already been compared to a young Isabell Werth.

Born into an equestrian family it didn’t take long until she got her first Shetland pony and contested her first led class at the tender age of two. A foray into jumping followed, but dressage prevailed in the end. Burlington FRH is possibly her best-known partner. The pair has achieved multiple successes together, first Team Gold and two individual Silver medals at the European Young Rider Championships, followed by the prestigious Burg-Pokal title and a win in the Piaff-Förderpreis Final, a dressage series for riders under 25. Together they have made the successful transition to Grand Prix. Charlott also has a number of promising young horses under saddle that she carefully brings up through the levels under the guidance of her trainers, Klaus Balkenhol and Oliver Oelrich.

Tickets for the 2020 edition of P.S.I. DJWTS are already on sale, and there’s a positive buzz of excitement about our young dressage guest star. Once again the event will host young horse classes across four disciplines — dressage, show jumping, eventing and led classes — as well as the FEI Jumping World Cup and FEI Dressage World Cup qualifier. This makes DJWTS not only one of the largest equestrian events in the Southern Hemisphere. Where else can you watch top riders from all over Australia, international stars and the best equine talent compete over one weekend? Add to that a generous serve of retail therapy thanks to the popular outdoor trade exhibition and a pinch of exclusive hospitality and VIP ticketing and you have a recipe for a great show.

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PSI Dressage and Jumping with the Stars will run from the 19th to the 21st March 2020 at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.

Charlott Maria Schürmann, 2020 P.S.I. DJWTS Guest Star

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