The “Port of Rotterdam Trophy” took place as part of the annual “Night of the Horse” at the hippodrome in Baden near Vienna. Franz Anton Zauner, representative of the Port of Rotterdam for Austria since 2004 and vice-president of the hippodrome association, invited friends and partners “for an informal gathering”. About 45 guests followed the invitation to the “Kaiserlounge” of the Baden hyppodrome.
The networking event was taking place for the second time and should – according to Franz Anton Zauner – stand out from the usual events held at hotels. “Baden is very suitable for this occasion, because many guests come from the Vienna region, and the trotting races are not commonly well known and thus provide an entertaining experience,” said Franz Anton Zauner to the Austrian transport magazine Österreichische Verkehrszeitung.
This year the Austrian Saddle Derby, endowed EUR 7,000, was under the auspices of the Dutch embassy in Austria. The traditional annual event was attended by Dr. Marco Hennis, Ambassador of the Netherlands.