Title partner BEMER Int. AG and the makers of the Riders Tour GmbH, Paul Schockemöhle and Ullrich Kasselmann, want to award young riders new opportunities to test themselves in the “senior sport” and prove their potential. Promoting young talent has always been part of the Riders Tour concept, but is now taking on real shape with the BEMER Young Riders Tour.
The aim of the BEMER Young Rider Grand Prix is to give good European riders in the U21 age group extended opportunities to compete on the established BEMER Riders Tour platform in the future. The best candidates of 2022 will receive starting places in the jumping series, which has been renowned for over 20 years, from next year onwards – broken down according to their results in this season.
Opglabbeek BEL, 06/04/2022 to 10/04/2022
Gorla Minore ITA, 13/04/2022 to 17/04/2022
Zduchovice CZE, 20/04/2022 to 24/04/2022
Fontainebleau FRA, 28/04/2022 to 01/05/2022
Lamprechtshausen AUT, 05/05/2022 to 08/05/2022
Zuidwolde NED, 01/06/2022 to 05/06/2022
Hagen a. T.W. GER, 14/06/2022 to 19/06/2022
Kronenberg NED, 21/09/2022 to 25/09/2022
“Consistency” is the key word for success in the BEMER Young Riders Tour. As nice as a big victory is – being really good once is not enough in the international series. In order for consistency to unfold, it takes not only exceptional riders and horses, but also a tried and tested set of rules
Eligibility & Qualification: Eligible are riders of the age group U21 = 18 – 21 years. There will be a points system, similar to that of the BEMER Riders Tour: Participants will first start in an entry or qualification test for the Grand Prix. The qualifying competition will then be the Young Rider Grand Prix
BEMER Young Riders Tour Ranking & Points System:
The ranking will be permanently updated during the current series to determine the ‘Young Rider of the Year’ following the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Series Final. If more than one rider places in the same position, they will receive the same number of points, e.g. two riders in 3rd place: 15 points each. The next placed rider would then be 5th and get 11 points.
The three first-placed riders of the final ranking will receive entry to the classic BEMER Riders Tour as a non-cash prize. The rider who has collected the most points in the BEMER Young Riders Tour is the “Young Rider of the Year”.
The Young Rider of the Year will receive a starting place at four stages of the BEMER Riders Tour in the following season, whereby the start at the first event is obligatory. The runner-up will receive a starting place at two stages of the BEMER Riders Tour in the following season. Participation in the first stop is also compulsory. The third-placed rider can look forward to a starting place at a selected event of the BEMER Riders Tour in the following season.
In the event of a tie in points, the most wins or 2nd places, etc. will decide. Should there still be a tie, the better result in the special stage of the final leg will decide.