Competitions

“The aim is to put on national shows that are comparable in quality to top international competitions."!

“Our priorities are excellent event organisation, ideal conditions for horses and riders, an uncomplicated entry process with deadlines for entries close to the competition and the promotion of our sport,” said the Rhineland State Trainer, explaining his show concept.  Holger Hetzel and his team do everything possible to create the perfect competition environment for the riders and horses, and a great experience for spectators.

 

“With the focus on quality, not quantity, we want to give the riders a very easy-going and flexible competition experience.”

Anna Lehmeyer

This year’s shows have been exceptionally popular with riders, owners and helpers,  all of whom weren’t just impressed by the sheer number of events we hosted, but also by the top conditions in the competition areas and the flexibility of the concept.

We’ve taken the positive feedback from the equestrian community on board and decided to add even more jumping competitions to our showground schedule as well as more classes to the competitions next year.

The following competition dates are already confirmed for 2023:

24.-25. January 2023

Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m

14.-15. February 2023 Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m  
14.-15. March 2023 Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m  
18.-23. or 25.-30. April 2023

Amateur classes and regular classes 1.10m to 1.50m

 
09.-10. May 2023
Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m

 

 
13.-16. or 20.-23. July 2023 Children, juniors, young riders, U25 and amateurs  
20.-23. or 28.-30. July 2023 ‘The Hetzel Jumping Championship for Young Horses’  
 
 
18.-19. October 2023 Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m  
07.-08. November 2023 Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m  
12.-13. December 2023 Young horse classes  up to 1.25m, regular classes 1.10m to 1.40m  

*Children, juniors, young riders and U25 classes are excluded from the riding club membership requirement.

“We want to offer our competitors as many options as possible with our shows, and to provide owners, breeders and sponsors with an effective platform for sport and marketing. And the people who know us also know that the facilities are excellent. Our competitions are organised by riders for riders and they tick every box”.

Holger Hetzel

Advantages for a membership:
  • Guaranteed entries
  • Wide range of classes (young horses/ young riders / professionals / amateurs)
    • Young horse classes 1.00m - 1.30m
    • Regular classes 1.10m - 1.40m
    • Amateur rider classes 1.10m - 1.40m
  • Competitions with children/junior/young rider/U25 tours
  • Regular entry fees, no late entry charges
  • Later closing date for entries (to reduce changed entries and late entries)
  • 100% payment of all winnings
  • Excellent riding conditions:
  • Large indoor arena (30x70m) (used as warm-up arena in summer)
  • Spacious collecting ring (20x50m)
  • Outdoor arena (50x80m) with ebb & flow irrigation and drainage
  • Top-quality riding surfaces
  • First-rate course building materials
  • Lorry parking (with power access) on the premises
  • Fantastic atmosphere and ideal conditions for riders and helpers
  • Team HH’s famous ‘all-inclusive service’
  • Overnight stabling if required
  • International course builders

Membership in the RSG Niederrhein e.V. Riding Club’s ‘Hetzel Equestrian Centre Jumping Competitions Section’ is mandatory for all riders wishing to enter the competitions and take advantage of guaranteed entries. All riders with a German riding license – both professionals and amateurs – are welcome.

If you need any further information or would like to apply for membership in RSG Niederrhein e.V. ‘Hetzel Equestrian Centre Jumping Competitions’ section, contact Anna Lehmeyer on 02823 18524 or AL@holger-hetzel.de) or fill in the form below: