KRONENBERG – The second edition of the three-week-long Spring Tour at Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen in the Netherlands has gained a star. The show in Kronenberg, taking place from 28 March to 14 April, will end with a CSI3* in the final week. Over all three weeks of competition, not only will the grass arena jumped on, but also the newly expanded sand arena.
The grass wall that separates the west sand arena from the warm-up area is currently being removed. This means that 2700 square meters extra are added to the arena, which will result in a 80x80m of show jumping stage. Another new addition to facilities that was inspired by feedback of the riders, according to member of the board, Emile Hendrix. “With this expansion we provide the riders with the opportunity to not only jump in the big grass arena, but also in a larger sand arena”.
“Also several riders have expressed their wish for an outdoor CSI3* show at De Peelbergen after the first edition of the Spring Tour. The third week of the tour seemed a good place to aim for. The FEI granted us permission just last week, so you can imagine we are all really looking forward to it! The expansion of the west sand arena will also be completed by the start of the tour, so we can offer the riders something new again”.
World ranking points
With a CSI3* to boot the CSI2*, CSI1* and CSHYH1* on the program, the number of classes in which World ranking points can be earned increases. In total there are seven ranking classes, three of which in the final week. This also means a nice addition to the total prize money that can be won, which sums up a total of no less than 350.000 euros during the three week show.
“There is a great demand for three-star shows in Holland. And De Peelbergen wanted to provide an addition to the existing three-star outdoor shows. So we are happy we can officially go ahead and let everyone know there is a great addition to the Showjumping calendar. During the first Spring Tour last year, seven riders from the top twenty of the world competed in the tour, but in the third week we could have welcomed more riders. With this enhanced second edition, the organisation hopes to attract more contestants for the final week”, Hendrix concludes.