This weekend the Almased Dressage Amateurs took place at the 2018 Equitour Aalborg in the Northern part of Denmark and not only the weather was amazing, also all the participants did a great job.

The Almased Dressage Amateurs was held at Helgstrand Dressage' facilities in Vodskov, Aalborg and the riders just found the surroundings perfect for the competition and thus the atmosphere have been terrific all days.

On the first day on Thursday Kathrine Lindboeg Lang from Denmark took the lead with Onassis in the Röwer & Rub Arena in the bronze tour followed up by Andrina Viebrock, who won the gold tour with Quibelle 2 from Switzerland. Andrina was also very successful at the show in Hamburg winning both gold competitions.

In the second part on Friday the bronze tour was won by Rikke Dupont and Fritzeck 2 from Denmark and once again Andrina Viebrock and Quibelle 2 from Switzerland won the gold tour.

In total 14 combinations were present in the Almased Dressage Amateurs and all riders were very overwhelmed by the show ground and how everything just went on so smooth. Many of the riders have been enjoying the time seeing many of the other international show classes as well.

The show organiser at Equitour Aalborg was very satisfied having the first international dressage tournament for amateurs and knowing that all riders want to join the tournament next year also, makes us very proud. - We are very pleased with the ADA in Equitour, the riders were happy and we are glad to be a part of the tournament. This has been a good opportunity for the riders and nice experience. We wish to be a part of the tournament in the future and help develop it to be bigger and greater, says show organiser Jens Trabjerg.

Prize giving in the Almased Gold Tour on Friday May 25th.


This past week the 2018 CDI Leudelange took place on the grounds of Écuriés des près from family Sunnen and it was indeed a dressage festival of the superlatives. This was the first CDI on a 4* level in Luxembourg and the people behind have done an amazing job to welcome the 175 horses and their riders for the more than 30 competitions, which were on the program.

Specially the amateurs have been in focus according to the head of the CDI4* for a very special reason:



“Apart from the Children’s class we will have every classification imaginable – up to the new tour for amateurs” Christof Umbach, head of the CDI4* from the executing Riders Club Luxembourg, explains. The highly-requested dressage judge and trainer cares especially about the last entries of the amateurs: “Our sport depends on the amateurs. Therefore, we have to do something very special for them.” 
(Eurodressage)



With free entry and a full program lots of people including onlookers from the local area stopped by to join the dressage festival. All things considered it was a fantastic competition week with sunny weather, perfect show ground and a great atmosphere among the spectators all days.

Here are the results of the Almased tournament tours:


Bronze Tour 1 - PSG:

1. Simone Lunding-Hoppe/Heimdals Champ 70,5 % (Denmark)
2. Katharina Stumpf/For My Love 69,3 % (Austria)
3. Caroline Palsgaard/Findus B. 68,4 % (Denmark)  

Bronze Tour 2 – Intermediare I:

1. Katharina Stumpf/For My Love 68,6 % (Austria)
2. Jutta Bitsch/Ferrari 109 67,2 % (Germany)
3. Caroline Palsgaard/Findus B. 66,1 % (Denmark)  

Silver Tour 1 – intermediare A:

1. Uta Grosserichter/Diorisimmo 65,5 % (Germany)
2. Petra Ebert-Amberger/St. Marino 63,9 % (Germany)
3. Gaston Chelius/Fuchur 62,9 % (Luxembourg)  

Silver Tour 2 - intermediare II:

1. Uta Grosserichter/Diorisimmo 63,5 % (Germany)
2. Anni Rossy/Chili Bang Bang 63,3 % (Luxembourg)
3. Gaston Chelius/Fuchur 59,4 % (Luxembourg)    

Gold Tour 1 - intermediare II:

1. Patricia Koschel/Leuchtfeuer de 65,8 % (Germany)
2. Patrice Mourruau/Don Tignanello 59,4 % (France)   


Gold Tour 2 – Grand Prix:

1. Patricia Koschel/Leuchtfeuer de 66,8 % (Germany)
2. Patrice Mourruau/Don Tignanello 59,7 % (France) 



This is the second last part of the Almased Dressage Amateurs tournament this year.

 

 

 


The last part of the new dressage tournament, Almased Dressage Amateurs took place from the 17th to the 21st of October at World Cup Herning. The Almased riders were looking forward to participating in the last part of the new dressage tournament, and to compete in one of Europe’s biggest arenas, alongside the professionals.

- Both Denmark, Luxembourg, and Germany have welcomed the idea of a new tournament for amateurs. It has been a pleasure to see the riders compete in the same surroundings as the professionals. We have had a lot of positive feedback from the participants and riders interested in participating in the tournament. Right now, we are working intensively to plan and improve the concept, in order to create an even better Almased Dressage Amateurs tournament in 2019, said show organiser, Jens Trabjerg.

Almased Dressage Amateurs is the first ever international amateur’s dressage tournament in Europe

- I believe that the success of this tournament is the result of this being a completely new opportunity for the amateurs. For the first time, we enable the amateur riders to compete at spectacular shows, where they, for sure, will have some great and unforgettable experiences.

Almased Amateurs Dressage in 2019

Based on the experiences and feedback from the first year, the team behind Almased Dressage Amateurs have decided to make some changes for the 2019 tour. In order to make the best conditions for the amateur riders, the Bronze, Silver and Gold tours will be changed into Big and Small tour. Small tour will be Prix St. George and Intermediate 1, while Big tour will be Intermediate 2 and Grand Prix. Furthermore, the entry fee has been lowered, and it now includes one seat in the VIP area for each rider*. To make it easier for the amateur rider to compete, the ADA classes are now to be held from Friday to Sunday at every show.

In 2019 the tour has been expanded, and will be held at the following 5 places in Europe:

 

  • Maimarkt-Turnier Mannheim, May 3 - May 7
  • Equitour Aalborg - Uggerhalne, May 24 - May 26
  • Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby Hamburg, May 31 - June 2
  • Dressage Masters Luxembourg, July 5 - July 7
  • World Cup Herning, October 18 - October 20

 


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* This does not include Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby Hamburg, May 31 - June 2. Hamburg executes the ADA tournament according to 2018 tournament rules.



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World Cup Herning is approaching and the same is the last part of the new dressage tournament, Almased Dressage Amateurs. Both are taking place in the magnificent surroundings of Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark.

Every year, the international event attracts some of the world's best dressage and show jumping equestrians, and the show organisers are expecting a formidable ending as the last Almased competition is taking place.
 


Shortly, MCH Messecenter Herning is ready to invite you for 5 days of world-class international riding from October 17-21. Naturally, the focal point of the event is the prestigious FEI World Cup in dressage, although many of the dressage world's rising stars are undoubtedly looking forward to participate in the last part of the new dressage tournament.

- Both Denmark and Germany have welcomed the idea of a new tournament for amateurs and thus the classes have included many new talents. It has been a pleasure to see the riders compete in the same surroundings as the professionals and the positive feedback from the participants means that we are working intensively to repeat the success next year as Almased supports the idea too, said show organiser, Jens Trabjerg.



One of the riders who got a wildcard to participate in the Almased tournament at Dressage Masters Luxembourg in Leudelange was Danish Simone Lunding-Hoppe. Experiences like these really whet one's appetite and it is hard not to let oneself be affected by the joy of Simone telling about her experience in Leudelange.

- Heimdals Champ and I was lucky to get a wildcard to join the Almased Dressage Amateurs tournament in Luxembourg this summer. Champ and I had only been competing twice this season, so it was a bit frightening at first, but I couldn't say no to such a big adventure. We travelled alone and everything went well. Champ is such a great horse. After two days of travelling, we arrived at Leudelange in Luxembourg and it was just a pleasure to be received by a professional team. The event was a huge experience. The surroundings and to compete alongside talented riders from all over the world were amazing. As Champ and I won Prix Sct. Georg scoring more than 70% made the experience very special. It was a long trip back home, but I was very grateful to have this opportunity and I'm looking forward to participating at the World Cup in Herning, said Simone Lunding-Hoppe.

The last competition in the Almased tournament is open for entries. You sign up by contacting your national federation. You are allowed to participate, if you are 26 or older and are not on FEI's world rankings.

You can choose among the following tours;



- Bronze tour: PSG and Intermediate I

- Silver tour: Intermediate I and II

- Gold tour: Intermediate II and Grand Prix.



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The first part of the new dressage tournament, Almased Dressage Amateurs is kicked off in Mannheim already in May. The Schedule is online and there are still spots open for a few lucky amateur riders.

- We are looking forward to the second year of our Almased Dressage Amateur tournament. Both Denmark, Luxembourg, and Germany had the pleasure of welcoming happy amateur riders at some of the most spectacular international shows in 2018, hopefully, we will see even more new faces in the tournament during our 2019 tour. If you want to compete this year, You will have to enter as soon as you can - as we go for “first come, first served” said show organiser, Jens Trabjerg.
Almased Dressage Amateurs is the first ever international amateur’s dressage tournament in Europe, and the tournament is expected to be very sought after during its second year.

- The success of our tournament is the result of this being a completely new opportunity for the amateurs. For the first time ever, we enabled amateur riders to compete at spectacular shows, where they had some great and unforgettable experiences. We have made some changes in order to comply with the feedback and observations we got and made during the tournaments the first year.

Small Tour & Big Tour

Based on the experiences and feedback from the first year of the tournament, the team behind Almased Dressage Amateurs have changed the Bronze, Silver and Gold tours into Big and Small tour.
Small tour will be Prix St. George and Intermediate 1, while Big tour will be Intermediate 2 and Grand Prix.

Compete in Extravagant Frames

The 2019 Almased Dressage Tournament will be held at the following 5 places in Europe:

- Maimarkt-Turnier Mannheim, May 3 - May 7 

- Equitour Aalborg - Uggerhalne, May 24 - May 26 

- Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby Hamburg, May 31 - June 2

- Dressage Masters Luxembourg, July 5 - July 7

- World Cup Herning, October 18 - October 20

Enter Through FEI

You are allowed to participate in the tournament, if you are 26 or older and not listed on FEI’s World Ranking List for dressage riders. A maximum of 24 equestrians are allowed to compete at every show and each rider is allowed to bring a maximum of three horses (max. 2 in each category).
You Enter through your own national federation.

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