MERA Competition Series

Every year between October and March regional trainer Holger Hetzel hosts monthly jumping competitions under ideal conditions at his training facility. The Winter Competition Series is sponsored by MERA Tiernahrung GmbH from Kevelaer, a leading manufacturer of premium products for pets. The indoor shows are extremely popular because they offer the perfect competition environment for both horses and riders. Many young horses have benefitted from participating in the series, and it has been a showcase for the talent of many young riders.


“We host national competitions of international calibre.”

Holger Hetzel


Generous range of classes

The classes at the one-day shows extend from 1.10-1.30m young horse classes to regular 1.10-1.40m classes.  The shows are run as standard affiliated shows with the usual entry fees and prize money.

Peter Schumacher is the course builder. He’s built courses at German championships and international shows.


Restricted entries

Restricting the number of entries in each class optimises the show schedule and makes the events more exclusive. C and D squad members and prospective squad members in Rhineland with special permission to enter from the Rhineland Equestrian Association are allowed to ride there. Members of the host riding club RSG Niederrhein and several personally invited riders are also eligible to enter the show. To request an invitation call 02823 18524 or E-Mail

Optimum conditions

  • Large indoor arena (30x70m)
  • Spacious collecting ring (20x50m)
  • Top riding surfaces
  • First rate course building materials
  • Lorry parking on the premises
  • Fantastic atmosphere and top conditions for riders and helpers
  • Team HH’s famous ‘all-inclusive service’
  • Overnight stabling if required
  • International course builder




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