The news spreads like wildfire: Wolfgang Eberhardt died today surprisingly at the age of 71. Only a week ago, we spoke at the VHS and licensing in Alsfeld extensively with each other. And now there is only this void …
A graduated engineer by profession and an expert for the reconstruction of traffic accidents, his private interest was the Arabian horse and everything that belongs to it – be it a magazine, which he stomped from the ground (Arabische Faszination), be it events (from Saarlouis to Aachen) that he organized, or clubs (in the Saarland and nationwide) that he led – he was a jack of all trades, a doer, a creator, a perfectionist – and a numbers man as he so often emphasized. And with these talents, he managed as the president of the VZAP to get this association repeatedly out of troubled waters.
Twice he jumped into the breach and took over the helm of the VZAP and at the same time the organization of the All Nations Cup. A mammoth task. “Aachen” will no longer be the same without him.
The shockwaves that his death send around the world will not fade for a long time and the gap he leaves behind, whether in the VZAP or in the world of the Arabian horse, is just beginning to be felt.
My sincere condolences go above all to his wife Sylvie, but also to his fellow colleagues and friends at the VZAP.