Ludger Beerbaum: “I wish to thank everyone, the horses, the riders and all those who have contributed with their expertise as well as all the staff.”

Marking the end later today of the event directed by Ludger Berrbaum, President of the Longines FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 in Riesenbeck, he held a press conference in the press office of the Riesenbeck International centre. The press conference was also attended by Show Director Karsten Lütteken, FEI Jumping Director Marco Fuste and FEI Board Member Stephan Ellenbruch.

Ludger Beerbaum expressed his satisfaction for the event’s excellent success; an event at which the wonderful atmosphere, great sport, selective courses as required at a championship resulted in all the horses jumping well and there is in fact a very small difference in penalties between those qualified for the final.

Everything worked perfectly thanks to the excellent job done by all those involved and the entire staff. Even the wonderful weather cooperated in allowing the public to watch from the stands surrounding the arena. There was a very high request for tickets but Covid regulations restricted admission to 3.250 people in addition to competitors and staff.

And who will the winner be? It’s hard to say… we will find out later this afternoon!