In August the dressage team will do its training camp at stud Peterhof in Saarland. Afterwards Isabell Werth, Helen Langehanenberg, Kristina Sprehe and Matthias Alexander Rath as well as Fabienne Lütkemeier, who is intended to jump in as reserve, will start at the World Equestrian Games in Caen/France from August 23rd to September 7th where they will be chasing for medals.
Monica Theodorescu, the federal coach, had already taken the wonderful stud of Arlette Jasper-Kohl and her husband professor Edwin Kohl into consideration during the Dressage Gala of Peterhof in 2012. “The entire framework around stud Peterhof is amazing and even in terms of logistics the stud fits in ideally as Perl-Borg is right on the way to France.”
With the training camp there will already be the air of the World Championship at stud Peterhof for the second time since the Dressage Gala of Peterhof next to the CHIO Aachen end of June was one of two binding appointments. “We are proud to welcome the German team at our stud”, announce Arlette Jasper-Kohl and professor Edwin Kohl. “Of course, we will make every effort to make sure that the horses, riders, coaches and keepers will feel good and will be able to prepare best for the event.” This also implies that Bella Rose, Isabell Werth’s mare, will be accommodated separately and not together with the stallions Damon Hill NRW of Helen Langehanenberg, Desperados FRH of Kristina Sprehe and Totilas of Matthias Alexander Rath. Although all of them are breeding stallions, they are supposed to concentrate completely on sports there“, says Arlette Jasper-Kohl smiling.
For the riders there is not only the training with their horses on the agenda. In addition there will be events intended to promote the team spirit. “ In any case we keep our fingers crossed and hope that there will be further medals in 2014 – of course gold medals preferred”, says Edwin Kohl. He remembers the fact that Germany won 34 medals at the last World Equestrian Games of which 18 medals were gold medals.