The first edition of the Réiser Päerdsdeeg took place in 1992. It was a national showjumping competition where especially the associations of the Réiserbann welcomed local and regional riders and horses.
Eight years later, the first international competition was organized at the same location by always keeping in mind the local participants and a family oriented event.
However, not only the difficulty level of the competition increased year after year but also the whole venue took new appearances. From the footing in the arena to the tents around with the overall hospitality, the Réiser Päerdsdeeg has eventually become one of the major international sports events in the area.
To celebrate the 25 years of the Réiser Päerdsdeeg, a CSIO*** (concours de saut international officiel) with a second league Longines FEI Nations CupTM as well as a second weekend with a CSI** will take place is organized. Many events during these days and nights will offer a most convivial atmosphere with great sportsmanship and high-level competitions.
At this place, we would like to show our appreciation/ recognition/ gratitude for/to every VOLUNTEER, every SPONSOR and the many VISITORS who help accomplish this amazing event every year. You are all enormously appreciated!
Foreword by the FEI President, M. Ingmar De Vos
Foreword by the FEI President
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Roeser for the sixteenth FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping qualifier of the 2017 season.
This is the oldest and most prestigious team Jumping series in the world which started in 1909 and over the past one hundred and eight years has evolved and transformed into the global entity it is today – very much mirroring the growing fan base and equestrian community around the world.
Four years ago we made some important changes to this historic series in order to allow more nations to participate and to start a new chapter resolutely focussed on the future. As a result of the broadening of the series, which saw the world divided into six qualifying regions and the introduction of a star-studded Final, we have seen new nations competing and developing their talent at the very highest level. Allowing the series to not only be a venue for the established equestrian stars but also being a more equitable path for the stars of tomorrow is crucial to the future of the sport and the diversity all sports aspire to.
Thank you Roeser for hosting this important Luxembourgish leg of the season, which will see nineteen qualifiers and fifty nations compete for honours and a coveted spot at the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final at the iconic Real Club de Polo in Barcelona in late September. Equestrian sport has always and will always be about team work, and that is what this series is all about.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Longines, Top Partner of the FEI and Official Timekeeper of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series, for their continued commitment to the series and the ideals for which it stands.
On behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) I wish every success to all the athletes and teams competing here. I would also like to extend our appreciation to the event organisers, officials, media, volunteers and spectators for all their invaluable contributions for what promises to be an exhilarating event.