Beekbergen is ready for the best of driving sport and more…..

From 27 to 30 July an international driving competition will be held on the grounds of Riant Equestrian Centre in Beekbergen. It is a three-star competition for pairs and four-in-hands, in which the best drivers in the world will participate. For the four-in- hands it is also a world cup qualifier and for the first time in the history of Beekbergen there will be a Nations cup. The Dutch championship for four-in-hands and the Dutch championship for Para Equestrians will also be held. It promises to be a versatile equestrian event with top sport, shows and fun.

Organizer Mieke van Tergouw and her team have done a lot of work to create a high-quality event. “We’re really looking forward to it,” says Mieke. “I am proud that we can once again receive the best drivers in the world. This can only be achieved thanks to a number of loyal sponsors and a group of hard-working volunteers.” Course builder Johan Jacobs has designed two new obstacles for the marathon. The performance in the obstacles are easy for the public to follow, because they are all located around the main site.

World best drivers

A strong field of 100 drivers will compete, of which 60 pairs. For them Beekbergen is an important indicator in the run-up to the world championship that will be held in France in September. In 2025 the world championships for pairs wil be in Beekbergen. Among them reigning world champion Martin Hölle, who also won the last edition of CAI Beekbergen. Furthermore there are 30 four-in-hand drivers with multiple world champion Boyd Exell and Bram Chardon and more. The programma is completed with 10 Para equestrians and a few VIP class drivers.

Free entrance

To give everyone the chance to enjoy Paardenspektakel Beekbergen, admission is free on all days. Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July are all about dressage. On Saturday, July 29, the marathon with spectacular obstacles, such as the water feature, the hill and the completely new semi-mobile obstacles. Sunday 31 July is the exciting final day. Then the denouement of the match with the cones course as the last part of the competition, is in the main arena. That day there are also surprising shows, including a show of the Veluwe Hunt and a competition for harness horses. All four days of the event there is a Country Fair and a Kids village and every a party with a DJ.