Riesenbeck International: Frequent CSI** tour over two weekends

The new permanent stables make it possible that the horses of the national and widely travelled international participants are very well accommodated during the free tournament days between the events. In addition, there is enough space for the daily training work on the riding arenas and the two halls of the spacious equestrian centre. For show director Karsten Lütteken, this offer, which complements the regular late-entry shows, is logical and forward-looking: "With this type of event, we want to raise the so-called "working tournaments" to the next level, to international level. We are sure that these regular CSI** shows will establish as an important factor of professional equestrian sport in the region."

How well the colleagues of Riesenbeck-based riders Christian Kukuk, Philipp Weishaupt and Ludger Beerbaum accept the premiere event has surprised even the organisers: the newly built permanent stables for 336 horses are not enough for the first two shows from 25 to 28 November and 2 to 5 December. "We need an additional stable tent to accommodate the 360 registered horses," reports show director Lütteken.

On both weekends, 15 competitions are scheduled, six of which are for young horses. On Sunday, both tournaments will end with a Grand Prix.

André Thieme comes to the Surenburg with the best memories, he won the gold medal at the European Show Jumping Championships here months ago. Jeroen Dubbeldam, individual Olympic gold medallist in 2000 and two-time team World Champion (2006 and 2014) also travels to Riesenbeck from his nearby home in Holland. The Swede who lives in Schleswig-Holstein, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, winner of the team silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008, European Championships gold medallist in the individual in 2011, brings young horses to the start. The four-time Olympic gold medallist in eventing, Michael Jung, will also saddle his show jumping horses in Riesenbeck.

The Corona rules valid in NRW apply, according to the current status this means: 2G. Therefore, only those who are either fully vaccinated or have recovered will be allowed to compete.

Spectators are welcome. There is enough space around the perimeter of the event hall to keep your distance. Food and drinks will be served on the gallery in cosy warmth and with the best view of the course. 

For those interested who cannot or do not want to attend in person: Clipmyhorse.tv will broadcast all competitions live. 

More information at: www. riesenbeck-international.com