2016 K+K-Cup: significant additional value for the AGRAVIS Future Prize
The AGRAVIS Future Prize is to be made even more appealing. From 2016, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG will award a total of € 10,000 in prize money for this horse jumping competition for riders under the age of 25. It will also be extended to include a total of three competition venues. The competition series will kick off on 7 to 10 January with the K+K Cup in the Halle Münsterland exhibition hall.
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"The AGRAVIS Future Prize already received a great deal of attention at last year's premiere. But we want even more," said Dirk Bensmann, Member of the Managing Board at AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, on Tuesday during a press conference at Vovis Automobile GmbH in Münster. The agricultural trade and service company is supporting the K+K Cup together with its subsidiaries Vovis and Derby Spezialfutter GmbH and the Stores division.
Challenging show jumps
Besides the K+K Cup in Münster and the AGRAVIS Cup in Oldenburg where the finale will in future be held, in the coming year points will also be awarded for the AGRAVIS Future Prize at the riding tournament in Nörten-Hardenberg. The three most challenging show jumps will be considered at all three events. "The new format will kick off in just a few weeks' time with the K+K Cup in the Halle Münsterland exhibition centre," reports Bensmann. One year ago, Maurice Tebbel (Emsbüren) was crowned overall winner at the finale in Münster. From now on, the rider under the age of 25 with the most points for the total of nine show jumps will be awarded € 5,000 in prize money. The two runners-up will receive € 3,000 and € 2,000 respectively.
Markus Merschformann as expert advisor
The agricultural trade and service company sought expert advice for further development of the AGRAVIS Future Prize from Markus Merschformann. "I find it great that the AGRAVIS Group above all considers the promotion of young talent within its commitment to equestrian sport," commends national youth trainer. "I believe the importance of the AGRAVIS Future Prize is enhanced with further development of the concept. The new conditions provide added motivation for riders under the age of 25 to compete in the most challenging horse jumping competitions."
Long-term tournament concept
Oliver Schulze Brüning, Chairman of the Reiterverband Münster and Tournament Manager of the K+K Cup, welcomes the initiative: "The AGRAVIS Future Prize is a long-term initiative, boosts the appeal of the K+K Cup and is a successful example of a cross-tournament concept that enables meaningful synergy effects." Schulze Brüning has also been a member of the tournament management team of the AGRAVIS Cup in Oldenburg since this year.
Maurice Tebbel also returned a positive verdict. "It is always good when special incentives are created for young riders. The AGRAVIS Future Prize acknowledges consistently good performances at three tournaments and is a nice form of appreciation."