For many years, there have been amateur tournaments in show jumping and with focus on the joy that these tournaments have led to, Almased Wellness and Helgtrand&Trabjerg have now chosen to join together to create the first amateur tournament for dressage equestrians; Almased Dressage Amateurs.
We have decided to create an equivalent of the great show jumping tournaments for amateurs in order to give dressage equestrians the same opportunity to participate at the big tournaments as well. We are sure that the participants will have an extraordinary experience when they are having the opportunity to participate in the same top professional surroundings as some of the world's best dressage equestrians, says the founder of Equitour Aalborg and former national coach of show jumping, Jens Trabjerg.
We are incredibly proud that Almased Wellness has chosen to support the project. We think, that Almased Dressage Amateurs is a great initiative to help dressage equestrians on their way to an international career. The tournament can help to clarify the rider's level before seriously relying on an international career in the dressage sport. At the same time, we think that the locations for the tournament mean that more people from the north can test their current level without having to invest a lot of money in transport. International dressage competitions have so far been for a limited group of people, but we want to change that, adds Jens Trabjerg.
Almased Wellness is a German company that has developed products for the health of humans - products that has achieved great success throughout the world.
It has always been part of our company policy to support sports both locally and internationally. We have developed health products that many athletes use, so when the chance offered to support the first dressage tournament for amateurs, there was no doubt that this project was within our area of interest and thus a natural way to support our business, says Anette Witthöft from Almased Wellness.
About Almased Dressage Amateurs
Almased Dressage Amateurs is a new international dressage tournament for amateurs organised by Helgstrand&Trabjerg and presented by Almased Wellness. In 2018, the tournament will take place at four shows; Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby (9-13 May), Pfingstturnier Wiesbaden (18-21 May), Equitour Aalborg (23-27 May) and World Cup Herning (17-21 October).
Allowed to participate in the tournament are dressage equestrians at the age of 26 or older who are not on FEI's world ranking list. The tournament is limited to 24 equestrians for each show, and each rider must bring up to 3 horses.
The tournament is divided by level into the following categories:
- Bronze tour: Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I
- Silver tour: Intermediate I and Intermediate II
- Gold tour: Intermediate II and Grand Prix