„Hetzel Young Horse Masters“ -All good things come in threes

2023 Launched the year before last to national and international acclaim, the third edition of the “Hetzel Young Horse Masters”, probably the highest prize money event in Europe for top young show jumpers, is taking place from 25 to 28 July at Holger Hetzel's equestrian centre in Goch/Germany.

Prize money totalling EUR 150,000 is earmarked for the three final classes alone. In the five-year-olds final EUR 25,000 goes to the winner, in the six-year-olds final EUR 50,000 and in the seven- and eight-year-olds final EUR 75,000.

The concept for the “Hetzel Young Horse Masters” is ingeniously simple. Horses in all three age categories have the chance to qualify for the final with two clear rounds over the courses designed by Frank Rothenberger. Horses registered with any international breeding association as well as German and foreign riders are eligible to compete. A riding club membership isn’t mandatory. Riders from Germany and abroad can compete without pre-qualification, and the maximum number of horses in each tour is 100.

After the successful première in 2022, the second “Hetzel Young Horse Masters” in 2023 impressed riders, owners and spectators once again. Marco Kutscher, who took part for the first time last year, commented: “The conditions for the riders and horses couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect.” Ludger Beerbaum, who also attended the event, was no less impressed: “This competition created by Holger Hetzel is in an international league of its own.”

The generously dimensioned Hetzel Equestrian Centre not only boasts ideal facilities the riders, their horses and equestrian sport, it also provides a varied fringe programme including Welcome Evening, the Flanders Foal Auction on Saturday evening, a great children’s play area and fine cuisine to keep visitors and guests perfectly entertained.

Visit www.holger-hetzel.de for further information and contact AL@holger-hetzel.de for information on guest licences for foreign riders.