Three FEI courses in a row for Course Designers for the first time in Riesenbeck

In the past weeks, we have become more and more international: after the Riesenbeck Interantional Indoors**, various Training Days, courses for fitnes for riders, participants from all over the world came together for ferrier and vet clinic with Stefan Wehrli and Dr. Jenny Hagen. And after that, again guests from all over the world found their way to Riesenbeck. This time the FEI Promotion Courses to become a Course Designer. 


All together 38 participants from different parts of the world listened to Stefan Wirth, Rob Jansen and Frank Rothenberger, who explained, discussed and in the end tested the know-how of the international course designers.


Stefan Wirth explains why Riesenbeck International is so ideal: “We find top facilities here in Riesenbeck. A huge indoor arena, which is challenging enough for the participants to create and design course. But also we have a separate seminar room, the excellent catering at site and the super hotel nearby.”


Graded in three different levels, participants came from Mexico, Morocco, Australia, Iran, Jordan, Zimbabwe, but also from Europe, i.e Austria, Ireland, France and Sweden. Maybe they find their way back to Riesenbeck for the next level next year.

The last course was to become FEI Course Designer Level 3, with high standards and a tough test at the end. But the high requirements result from the fact that with a passed test, they can build 5* courses worldwide.


The challenge of a course designer is to entertain the audience, avoid bad incidences, create enough – but not too many – clear rounds for the jump off and on top of it, keep the sponsors and business partner happy.


“Not an easy task” said the Dutch seminar leader Rob Jansen, who looks very closely at the tests before handing over the certificates to the relieved and happy participants.