We support Dutch showjumping wherever possible
At Sterrehof Stud we cherish Dutch showjumping. In recent years we have been able to preserve several horses that were of importance to the Dutch showjumping team when it comes to performing at Nations Cups and big championships. We have also supported several shows in the Netherlands, both international and regional. Fine examples are Jumping Amsterdam and various events in the province of Gelderland, headed by Outdoor Gelderland.
In 2012, Jumping Amsterdam found itself in unfortunate financial circumstances. The organization lost their main sponsor shortly before the event and there was little perspective of continuing this traditional horse show. We felt this would be a big loss for our national horse sport. Therefore we at Sterrehof Stud decided to reach out. The main class at this four-star event in our beautiful capital was renamed the Sterrehof Stud Grand Prix of Amsterdam and as always provided real top class showjumping.
Another highlight for us was the show of 2015. It was our Sterrehof’s Opium who said farewell to the Dutch audience at Jumping Amsterdam. This happened in the break of the main class, for this occasion specially renamed ‘Sterrehof’s Opium Grand Prix of Amsterdam’. This moment led to a lot of emotions and left us with beautiful memories. The icing on the cake was a memorable Dutch victory in a packed Amsterdam RAI, witnessed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.
Jumping Amsterdam is now flourishing again. The show is one of the riders’ favorites and a real crowd-pleaser. The event guarantees fantastic horse sport combined with a special warm atmosphere.
As our company is rooted in the province of Gelderland it’s obvious for us that we support showjumping in our region. Sterrehof Stud therefore sponsors several smaller regional shows and there is a strong connection with the best-known show in our province: Outdoor Gelderland. This sustainable event provides the perfect opportunity for promotion of horse sport in our region. What we like about Outdoor Gelderland is that top-level sport and amateur sport meet. As Sterrehof Stud we gladly play a part in all of this.
Through the years our sponsoring has been very diverse. We provided food and drinks for grooms, riders and volunteers including a comfortable place to stay by giving them a rider’s home. Besides that there are several classes that carry our name. One of these used to be the Grand Prix and after all those years we still support an international class. Because we value supporting the amateur sport, we had our name added to the 1.10m, 1.20m and 1.30m class finals as well. As a result, there is a Sterrehof Stud Outdoor Gelderland Trophy class scheduled almost every day.