Neumünsters VR Classics sind 2020 erstmals Finalstation der BEMER-Riders Tour. Das Unternehmen war 2019 bereits Sponsor des Championats, das Max Haunhorst mit Chaccara gewann. (Foto: Stefan Lafrentz)
Riders Tour-Geschäftsführer Paul Schockemöhle und Bernhard Bock, Head of Marketing der BEMER Int. AG. BEMER ist der neue Titelsponsor der Riders Tour. (Foto: Stefan Lafrentz)
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Thomas Fruehmann gets started



(Muehlen) Thomas Fruehmann (AUT) was behind but by the GERMAN CLASSICS in Hanover he is right up front. The Austrian and his mount The Sixth Sense were victorious in the jump-off of the Preis der Deutschen Kreditbank, the qualifier for the RIDERS TOUR competition. Fruehmann conquered his 15 competitors in the jump-off. “I’ve ridden better in jump-offs and it’s easy to see that he is an extraordinary horse. I am very proud of my horse”, said the 58 year old. The man from Linz shares the 18th place in the RIDERS TOUR rankings with Gilbert Tillmann, Luciana Diniz and Markus Renzel. Sunday afternoon the fight for the valuable 20 points will take place in the Hanover Grand Prix. Thomas Fruehmann, Rider of the Year 2006, will be one of the competitors: “I know that The Sixth Sense won’t hold today’s jump-off against me.” The second place finisher, Kevin Staut (FRA), is also ready to strike. The European Champion was riding Silvana. The 10 year old mare has only been in his stables for three months. The GERMAN CLASSICS is host to the second to last stage of the RIDERS TOUR, which is accompanied by the LGT Bank and from MAN Trucks for the fourth season. The last station and the Final take place at the Munich Indoors. At the moment Markus Ehning (GER), the leader of the world rankings, and Gilbert Boeckmann (GER) are sharing the first place. Both are out front with 33 points and will fight for the valuable RIDERS TOUR points in the Hanover Grand Prix. Ehning will be riding his top horse Sandro Boy: “I will try to have a good grand prix”, smiled the world ranking leader. The qualifier shouldn’t be thought of as an omen, while he had two rails with Leconte. Gilbert Boeckmann saddled HGF Can Fly in the qualifier for the RIDERS TOUR competition and had one rail. He will be saddling No father’s girl in the grand prix. „It is super that the RIDERS TOUR is still so open. I hope that on Sunday it will stay open and that the overall winner will be decided in Munich”, wishes Paul Schockemoehle, manager of the RIDERS TOUR. Possibly his wish is the riders’ command when on Sunday the curtains open for the Hanover Grand Prix…. The Stages in Overview: 1. The 80th German Jumping Derby from May 21st -24th in Hamburg; 2. The International Pfingstturnier Wiesbaden from May 29th to June 1st; 3. The Turnier der Sieger in Munster from August 20th to 23rd; 4. The E.ON Westphalia Wester Challenge Paderborn from September 10th to 13th, 5. The GERMAN CLASSICS Hanover from October 22nd to 25th and 6. The MUNICH INDOORS from December 3rd to 6th. The Rankings after Four of Six Stages: 1. Marcus Ehning (GER) and Gilbert Boeckmann (GER), 33 Points 3. Julia Kayser (AUT), 22 4. Santiago Lambre (MEX) and Thomas Kleis (GER), 20 6. Ludger Beerbaum (GER), 19 7. Christian Ahlmann (GER), Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), Marco Kutscher (GER), Matthias Granzow (GER), M. Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), 17 12. Andre Thieme (GER), Beat Maendli (SUI), Rolf-Goeran Bengtsson (SWE), 15