By enhancing the existing equestrian facilities at the Surenburg/Riesenbeck with the new modern indoor arena complex in 2015, the principal developers Ludger Beerbaum and Baron Constantin Heereman laid down the cornerstone for the future equestrian centre.
Since 2016 Riesenbeck International GmbH provides training sessions all year round and organises competitions, thereby continuing with the long tradition of major events organised by the local riding club, the Zucht-, Reit- und Fahrverein Riesenbeck e.V. Whereas the focus in the past has been on altogether five World Championships of Pairs and 4-in-Hand Driving since the 1980ies, the offer today extends to three equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and driving.
During the big summer event RIESENBECK INTERNATIONAL in June, competitions in all three disciplines are carried out simultaneously on one weekend. The German National Championship of 4-in-hand drivers has been part of this event on many occasions. In 2016, the German Youth Championship in show jumping and dressage took place in Riesenbeck for the first time. Both, the Youth Championship and championships in driving will continue to have a set place at the Surenburg.
On the first weekend of October, the indoors season starts and top class showjumpers meet for the RIESENBECK INTERNATIONAL Indoors**. Before the riders start to compete for points and money in the World-Cup series mid-October, many top class riders use the perfect conditions of the modern indoor arena to introduce their horses to the tasks ahead.
The same perfect conditions apply to the 25 national competitions and the many training days offered. With the regularity and the professional procedures, the equestrian centre at the Surenburg has developed into a meeting place and a valuable platform for the German equestrian sport.
The grounds at the Surenburg are still home of the local riding club. The club looks after the training and development of beginners and young riders, as well as offers ideal training facilities to their active members all year round. With the close co-operation between the riding club, which is based on honorary leadership and the professionally aligned company, a special symbiotic relationship between the amateur and the professional sport was created.
Within the Longines World Equestrian Academy and its president Ludger Beerbaum, not only talented young riders from all over the world have the opportunity to train here, but also people in and around the horse world experience top class educational development. Next to judges and course designers, vets and farriers meet at this European base on a regular basis. There is also an active exchange with the Academy base in Beijing, China.