At his own show, Riesenbeck International Indoors**, Ludger Beerbaum won the Grand Prix of Riesenbeck with the eight year old Catoki son Cool Down (0/34.57sec). The master himself relegated Stefan Engbers with Salitos (0/34.75) and his own colleague Chrisian Kukuk with Cordes (0/35.18) to the second and third place. “It’s always nice to win. But to win at home is something special. I’m really delighted”, says Ludger Beerbaum.
What more do you want? Brilliant organised competition, everything worked out well, and then to win. And above all, showing who is still the best and cut a good figure in the new competition jacket, which were worn by the entire Team of Ludger Beerbaum Stables.
Visitors in the fully occupied indoor arena could watch the Grand Prix, which met the requirements of its class and which was praised by the riders. Christian Wiegand, the Course Designer, built a course using the entire arena, with a triple combination and some difficult distances but which kept the flow. 65 famous riders rode the course and from them 15 qualified for the jump off. Very much to the delight of Ludger Beerbaum, he himself and all three riders from his stable qualified.
Ludger Beerbaum was very busy during the four event days. He was involved in the schedule, coached his team riders, looked after the guests and also said farewell to his top horse. In a very nice ceremony the 19 year old stallion Chaman was presented under the saddle for the last time. Ludger commented Chaman as “being one of three top horses of mine. He always made me look good – and for that I’m grateful.”
Event Director Karsten Lütteken was very positive after the third international indoor event: “It works out well. We focus on the sport and aim for happiness of horses and riders. On top we try to get the audience included in the event. At the farewell of Chaman and the party afterwards, I guess we succeeded. And we want to improve that.”