Ride like a world champion! Breathtaking action, challenges in show jumping, dressage and cross country riding are waiting for your talent. You train rides and horses and lead them to success. The world championship venue, the world’s biggest riding Stadium in Aachen, invites you to take part in the finals in the large show jumping...
User reviews: Mixed (13 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014
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Ride like a world champion! Breathtaking action, challenges in show jumping, dressage and cross country riding are waiting for your talent. You train rides and horses and lead them to success. The world championship venue, the world’s biggest riding Stadium in Aachen, invites you to take part in the finals in the large show jumping stadium and the Deutsche Bank stadium where the dressage championships take place.

The concept for dressage riding controls follows a completely new concept and provides more action while challenging the player’s concentration at the same time. In the atmospheric night level you will go for the ultimate feeling of excellent riding performances.

Features

  • Action-packed challenges in show jumping, dressage and cross country
  • Authentic reproduction of the Aix-la-Chapelle WM stadion (the world’s biggest riding stadium)
  • Beautiful graphic style
  • Editorial with Ludger Beerbaum

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium (or similar AMD) 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct 3D compatible graphics card with 64MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium (or similar AMD) 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct 3D compatible graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Okay, I got to admit. This is the not the best horse game I've played. Yea, I guess it is okay, but it could use some polish here and there. First of all, the compitions are hard. I mean HARD. though this game is finished/abandoned, it needs a SERIOUS makeover.

Pros:
-Physics are okay.
-Ride out, the scenery is beautiful.
-Graphics are cool for a child's game.
-Compitions are struggling, just like reality, disqualifcactions, Falls, Refusals, Etc..
-Ehhh OK models.

Cons:
-Compitions. Just compitions.
-Grooming, the horseshoes are outside the hoof floating, WTF?!
-Grooming, no gauge while brushing etc...
-Stanima Gauge, I've seen horses in compition who can run for hours.

Conclusion:
I just cannot reccomend the game. If you are searching for a game for your horse crazy child, keep looking.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
The Dressage portion has you use WASD, the arrow keys, and the mouse all at the same time. This would be awesome if I had 3 hands
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
I got this game because I had the original Riding Star (actually Mary King's Riding Star) back in the day. Really enjoyed that, so I thought I'd get this for nostalgia reasons. It was a mistake. I don't remember the original having such frustrating controls. For this you have to use your mouse for just about everything, including steering and it just doesn’t seem to work. For the show jumping you have to approach the jump square, meaning if you over steer by just a little your horse will refuse. Dressage is even more complicated. The horse care factor seems to be the same as any other game of this type, nothing ground-breaking about it. The Riding Out option seems a bit pointless. The training you can do is probably the best part as you don't constantly have to stop every time you mess up!
If the controls were different this could potentially be a fun game, as it is it is just disappointing. I suggest sourcing an older PC and just playing the original.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
If you're looking for a decent equestrian game to waste some time with, look elsewhere. The controls make it practically unplayable, it looks far uglier in-game than it does in the screengrabs on the store page, and horse and rider customization is extremely limited. The actual riding isn't enjoyable at all and the mechanics feel like a mediocre version of every other horse game like this ever made (e.g. Silver Buckle Stables).
Don't waste your money. You'll likely struggle through each of the three disciplines hoping one will be decent, be disappointed, quit, and never play again.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2014
I'm currently listening to Everybody Hurts as I write this, as it really sums up how I feel. What is this disgrace for a horse riding simulation? I mean, you can't even amble! I want to live the high life of a french jockey that rides horses, not fight with the ♥♥♥♥ing controls for an hour! Don't buy this game. Buy a real horse instead.
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