Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum "holds up the Beerbaum flag" and wins the Grand Prix of Riesenbeck

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69 starters competed in the 30 000 Euro endowed Grand Prix of Riesenbeck, a 1.45 jumping, to get immortalized in original size in the future as a giant poster on the wall between event and warm up arena. 21 couples finally made it to the jump-off after a clear round.
As the first rider in the jump-off Meredith Micheals-Beerbaum used her great experience as well as the speed of her only nine-year-old mare La Caramba and sets with a clear, fast round (0/39.99) the following starters under pressure.
The very last rider, Mario Stevens (Lastrup), was not deterred and wanted to know it with his gelding Baloubet. But the clock stopped after a clear round at 40.00 seconds. One hundredth of a second separated him from Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, who could thus win the Grand Prix of Riesenbeck for the first time with huge applause from the spectators and the extended family Beerbaum. Second was Mario Stevens, third place was taken by Jens Baackmann (Albachten) on Carmen (0 / 40.42). "It was great fun today, I held up the Beerbaum flag!", the winner said happily. "I have never won so close."

The indoor season is open, now the long-awaited rain can come and the temperatures of the season fall accordingly. At the beginning of the cozy tournament season under the warm roof of the hall in Riesenbeck, the start lists at Indoors 2 * were full again. And another could be observed: there was still time for the family despite the 13 Jumping competitions, which lasted from early morning until late into the night. Girls shape the picture.
Tim Rieskamp-Goedeking spent two days around the clock with his daughter, all in pink-clad Amy, who played along with her cards, looked cozy in the truck to the end of the day "Voice of Germany" before falling asleep until the mom with daughter number two, Elly, and six-week-old baby Ilvy, daughter number three, came to visit. The "distraction" brought luck: First, he wins on Friday Coldplay the two-phase jumping of the Middle Tour, then he wins in the main jumping of the Grand Tour on Saturday with Bao Loi (0 / 66.50) in front of the Irishman Jonathan Gordon on Sunny ( 68.88) and the Dutchman Leopold van Asten with VDL Groep Urane de Talma (0 / 69.14), who first traveled to Riesenbeck and was impressed by the layout.
On the final day he set a mark again and also won in the final test of the six- and seven-year-old horses, a two-phase jumping, with the seven-year-old mare Pepina G (0 / 32.80) in front of Leopold van Asten on VDL Group Hutch (0 / 32.84) and Rene Dittmer on Argento (0 / 32.97). Christian Kukuk, the staff member of Ludger Beerbaum Stables, gave a lesson in style and equitation in this competition with his six-year-old Colestus son Constantin. That stylistically beautiful riding can also be very fast, showed the 29-year-old by fourth place behind the one year older horses.
Also the beaming dad Tobias Meyer (Falkenberg) got with his small daughter Mia the necessary motivation in the pool of the connected park hotel and won on Friday evening with Coeur de Lion the first test of the big tour (0 / 59.78) before the Italian Michael Christofoletti (0 /60.80) on Sig Debalia and Johannes Ehning (Borken), who rode C-Jay (0 / 61.11) and who was there with the also riding partner Kaya Lüthi, daughter Grace and of course a whole family group around Grandpa Richard. With so many offspring at the tournament Tadahiro Hayashi's Mia, who was there with Mama Martha daily to pick up the pats of all staff of the stable Beerbaum, can not miss.
The four-legged offspring was also given the opportunity in Riesenbeck with a daily Youngster competition to prove themselves in the large event hall.
In the L & S Amateur Tour, so well received by amateurs throughout the season, 22 couples qualified for the final at the best time on Saturday night, just before the middle tour finale. Here seven riders reached the jump-off in a L-jumping and Jennifer Sieker (RFV v.Bismarck Exter) got with Karuschka the golden bow in front of Sina Knoop from the riding club Riesenbeck on Lönneberger and Thorben Boße (RV Ibbenbüren) on Chirla.
Thus, Sina Knoop of ZRFV Riesenbeck was the winner of the annual ranking (181), second was Claudia Brüggemann RFV Nordwalde (155) and third, much to the delight of Papa Marco, Christin Kutscher (ZRFV Riesenbeck / 154).
This was the setting for a group of friends and fans of the rider Christina Thomas (Cloppenburg), arrived in a good mood and dressed in purple.
There was a personal speech by Ludger Beerbaum, who remembered his own award many years ago: he could well imagine how the rider felt right now, that she should remember this great moment forever. "Thank you for choosing Riesenbeck for this honor," he said thanking, before the official speeches were delivered, a photo show was shown, and the fans' trellis was dissolved after the lap of honor.
The finals of the middle tour, given by the big sponsor of the stable Beerbaum and also by Riesenbeck International, Madeleine Winter-Schulze, became a demonstration of Jan Wernke (Handorf-Langenberg) and his 17 year old Holsteiner mare Queen Mary: the best well-matched team won (0 / 44.62) in front of Michael Christofoletti on Sig Debalia (0 / 45.61). That Jan Wernke loves his horse and appreciates like a family member, you can see at first glance. Together, both have already won many beautiful victories in the heavy class. Team Kutscher ranked third and fourth: first the employee Christopher Kläsener on Cornet's Spirit (0 / 47.33) in front of his boss Marco Kutscher on Castelan (0 / 47.69). Behind it - to the delight of the sponsor - Kutscher's former boss Ludger Beerbaum with the promising only seven-year-old Monte Bellini daughter Mia (0 / 51.91), the youngest in the field of participants.
In the final of the Small Tour, Rene Dittmer (RV Harsefeld), rider in the stable of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, won on Lunica (0 / 31.29) ahead of Niclas Baule (Oldenburger Münsterland) on Condarco (0 / 31.75) and Philipp Schober on Guesssina from RSV Rothenburg (0 / 32.40).