Four days summer show at Riesenbeck International

More than 300 horses are expected at the Surenburg

 

International flair returns to the modern equestrian center Riesenbeck International. Like at the European Championships of the show jumpers last year, equestrian sport will take place on the new sand arena and in the grass stadium. From June 16 to 19, more than 100 riders from 20 nations with 300 registered horses will compete at this year's summer tournament.

 

The participants come from all over the world: from Azerbaijan, Norway, Switzerland, Hungary, Guatemala, Mexico or the USA. They will have the opportunity to participate in 15 jumping competitions and compete with their colleagues. From Germany, Janne-Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann, Marco Kutscher, Christian Kukuk, Hans Thorben Rüder or Philipp Hartmann will saddle their horses. From the nearby Netherlands the couple Pia Aufrecht-Bruggink and Gert Jan Bruggink will be competing, Michael Duffy will represent the Irish flag. Lillie Keenan will be competing for the USA.

 

Tournament director Karsten Lütteken is pleased about the response of the international athletes. "We again have a full program with show jumping for the young horses, one Small Tour, one Medium Tour and one Grand Tour each," he says. "As at the European Championships, the two-star tests and the offers for the young horses will take place in the grass stadium. In parallel, the Sand Stadium - where the European Dressage Championships will be held next year - will also be staged."

 

Spectators are welcome on the extended weekend, they have the opportunity to watch all the competitions on the extensive grounds, linger on the edge of the courts and enjoy the gastronomic offerings.

For visitors, in addition to the equestrian sport, there is a chance to explore the attractive area. The extensive equestrian center borders directly on the Surenburg Forest with its old trees. Less than 500 meters away is Surenburg Castle, a beautiful moated castle that can be circumnavigated on a walk from the riding arena.

Those who want to make their own picnic can eat it at the wooden tables and benches. For those who do not want to feed themselves, there is a gastronomic offer of potato specialties, pizza and summer drinks.

 

Admission is free on all days.