Kristina Bröring-Sprehe & Desperados

Bröring-Sprehe Increases Distance for the Germans

It looked really good: as yet Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Hanoverian stallion Desperados by De Niro/Wolkenstein II were the most outstanding pair.  They lead the competition with 82,257 percent ahead of their team colleagues Dorothee Schneider with Showtime and US American Steffen Peters with Legolas (77,614 percent). The stallion was not in perfect compact position during […]

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Dorothee Schneider & Showtime

Dorothee Schneider: Great Performance

If there is someone who really provides the audience with a show then it is Showtime – the Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit/Rotspon and Dorothee Schneider enthralled everyone: the large-boned horse showed the passage with a lot of power and sensational rhythm, showed a phenomenal trot and also a good walk. Only in the pirouette to […]

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Sönke Rothenberger & Cosmo

Strong Debut for Rothenberger – Forfeit for Cornelissen

“It’s great to ride such a horse here,” Sönke Rothenberger said after he and 9-year-old KWPN gelding Cosmo by Van Goth/Grosso Z had showed a strong performance for the German team. The championship debutant received 77,329 percent. “Here and there he could have been more energetic,” the 21-year-old rider said about his ride “but he’s […]

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Hermey Ryan: Forfeit Due to Micro Fracture of the Ankle

It’s a bitter pill for French Simon Delestre: The show jumper will not be able to compete with Hermes Ryan. The 11-year-old French gelding injured himself while in his box and now was diagnosed with a micro fracture of the ankle. “It’s an unfortunate injury which ends all my dreams for the Olympic Games,” so […]

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Michael Jung & Sam

Michael Jung’s Fairytale: Title Defence With the Same Horse

Many will say that it was to be expected. There is only one person who can do it – Michael Jung. However, it’s not that easy, even if one wouldn’t have won a large sum placing one’s bets on Michael Jung. He and Wurttemberger gelding Sam FBW by Stan the Man xx won more than […]

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Julia Krajewski, Sandra Auffarth, Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke

Conciliatory Ending: Germany Wins Silver Ahead of Australia

The team rating of the eventing competition in Rio was a riotous up and down. Before the show jumping part the German team lay 12 points behind the bronze medal and so they knew: They had to hope for others’ mistakes. And so it happened. While the Germans knew about their strength – all three […]

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Das deutsche Eröffnungsoutfit - Foto (FB Kristina Bröring-Sprehe)

German Dressage Riders Without Water and With Roller Coaster Feeling

The German dressage riders have already arrived in Rio some days ago. Tomorrow they will have the first “test” with the Vet check after the cross country of the eventers. And even though they have been here some days the dressage riders have not seen much of Rio yet. However, they have experienced a lot. […]

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