Jumping Amsterdam will celebrate its age of fifty this year. âWe have a great history and itâs fantastic to look back to the past, to all memorable editions we have hadâ, director Titia Heijbrock states. Heijbrock continues: âItâs great to look back at the memorable winners Hans GÃ¼nther Winkler, Paul and Alwin SchockemÃ¶hle, Nelson Pessoa, David Broome and Hugo Simon Amsterdam has celebrated. We have had emotional farewell scenes of incredible horses like Jumbo Design, Bonfire and De Sjiem. We have been able to celebrate Royal visits and the World Cupâ¢ Final Dressage in 2006.
But itâs even better to look ahead to see what we have in mind to celebrate our edition number 50!â.What Jumping Amsterdam has in mind is to celebrate a variety of classes in which quality is decisive for Jumping Amsterdam.âQuality is decisiveâ, Heijbrock underlines. She is very happy with the program changes for the 2009 edition that are heartily welcomed by all international riders. No less than four show jumping classes will be counting for the FEI World Ranking List. The Prize money for dressage is higher than ever. And the 50th anniversary is highlighted by the London Mounted Metropolitan Police who will make itâs debut on the continent and help to celebrate the historical edition by showing their special Activity Ride. âI am looking forward to this edition and hope our audience is too!â, Titia Heijbrock says.