CDI = Concours de Dressage International = International Dressage Competition
CSI = Concours Saut Obstacle International = International Show Jumping Competition
CSIYH = International Show Jumping Competition for Young Horses
1*/ 2*/ 3*/ 4*/ 5* stands for the grade of difficulty, the more stars the higher the requirements
Since 2001 the BEMER Riders Tour has been recognised as one of the prominent jumping series in Germany. Eight international stages offer top level sport and excitement for riders, sponsors and visitors. Since 2011 Horses & Dreams in Hagen a.T.W. has been the opening leg of the BEMER Riders Tour. All locations are crowd pleasers and located in regions with strong ties to equestrian sport and breeding.
For more than 25 years the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal has guaranteed dressage sport at the highest level. Combinations have the opportunity to book the coveted tickets for the final in Frankfurt at 12 qualifying events, starting with Horses & Dreams. Eligible to compete are seven to nine year old dressage horses. Since 1992 the series has been considered a talent factory for top-class sport with numerous finalists successful at national and international level. The starter list reads like the “Who’s Who” of international dressage sport; Olympic, World and European champions compete their new young talents. The final traditionally takes place in the time-honoured Frankfurt Festhalle, a difficult place for the young horses, but also an important touchstone that shows who is destined for higher things. The series owes its success to initiator Hans-Peter Schmidt, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NÜRNBERGER Insurance; and the patron Dr. Reiner Klimke.
The Louisdor Prize is a series for eight- to ten-year-old dressage horses that are still new to Grand Prix level. Although the test includes all elements of a Grand Prix, the requirements are somewhat reduced. For example, fewer tempi changes are asked for and the piaffe may have more forward tendency than is desirable in the “big” dressage sport. The Louisdor Prize is presented by the Liselott and Klaus Rheinberger Foundation. Louisdor was the last dressage horse with which Klaus Rheinberger competed and won his last advanced (S) level dressage competition. The events of the Louisdor Prize” begin with Horses & Dreams and continue with Munich, Werder, Elmlohe, Ising and Oldenburg to the final in the Frankfurt Festhalle.
With the Amateur Cup, Horses & Dreams has also become a platform for non-professional riders. Riders can qualify at eight tournaments of the Ankum Dressage Club (ADC) in the P.S.I. Sport and Auction Centre in Ankum. The ten best amateurs ride an advanced (S*) level dressage test and a Prix St. Georges freestyle in the Almased Dressage Stadium.
“The amateurs in Ankum have shown a very good level in recent years, so that we wanted to give them the opportunity to compete in front of an international audience and in a special setting at Horses & Dreams,” show organiser Ulli Kasselmann explains the idea behind the Cup.
Germany’s U25 Show Jumping Cup is made possible financially by the German Equestrian Sports Foundation and the Müter family, Elmgestüt Drei Eichen in Königslutter. Created on the initiative of Otto Becker and Heinrich-Hermann Engemann, the show jumping cup gives show jumpers up to 25 years of age the opportunity to gain further experience in top sport at top shows. Classes S** and S*** are ridden. The show jumping series is accompanied by several support programmes. For example, the national trainers support the participants during the events.
Horses & Dreams also caters for children and young riders who get their chance to show great performances in Hagen.
The Cup of the Sparkasse Osnabrück is the oldest competition at Horses & Dreams, the first edition of popular kids event was held in 1997 as part of a pony camp at Hof Kasselmann. These origins have not been forgotten, the only thing that has changed significantly is the backdrop, which now includes the elite of the international equestrian world. The semi-finalists and finalists in the Sparkasse Osnabrück Cup enjoy and thrive in this atmosphere.
Every year several hundred Nürnberger Burg-Pokal leading rein events are held throughout Germany, and they fit right in with the big names at the at Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. If we succeed in inspiring the little ones and their parents and bringing them joy, then the foundation is laid for long-term sporting success. The name ‘lead rein competition’ is derived from the rein that is hooked into the halter or bridle, with which the horse or pony are led by an accompanying person. The young riders are usually required to walk and trot as well as perform smaller movement tasks. The children show that they already have a good balance in the saddle and are judged by a show judge. There is deliberately only one winner of the lead rein competition, who receives the golden ribbon and a trophy. The other participants share second place and can look forward to silver ribbons.
Here you can find information for participants:
Entry form Nürnberger Burg-Pokal lead rein competition