On the occasion of the 650-years celebrations of Krügersdorf in Brandenburg, a tent pegging tournament saw six teams with a total of 24 riders compete with each other. Special guest of the tournament: former world champion South Africa.

 On the last weekend of June 2019, an international tent pegging tournament organized by the Oder Spree -Tent Peggers was held under a blistering 40 degrees and bright blue skies. The contest took place on the occasion of the 650-years celebrations of the village Krügersdorf. The participating teams of the modern tournament sport were the former world champions from South Africa, a team from Norway, the German national teams I and II, a United Nations team with riders from South Africa, the Netherlands, Uruguay and Germany, as well as the guest team Agsima.

Tentpegging Germany successful
The team Tentpegging Germany started successfully with Christian Dietzel, Jason Drobek, Anna Schmidt-Pauly and Magdalena Grimm. In the international part of the tournament, Anna Schmidt-Pauly and Christian Dietzel reached the team silver medal. In the second part of the tournament, Magdalena Grimm and Jason Drobek even reached the team gold medal. In the results for the riders of the tournament as a whole, Magdalena Grimm reached second place, Anna Schmidt-Pauly seventh and Jason Drobek ninth.

Horses were allotted randomly
Except for Agsima, all tournament horses were distributed randomly by lot, in accordance with the rules of the International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF) for international contests. However, the German riders were especially fortunate: their team members Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral and Ute Herman from Oder Spree Tent Peggers drew their own horses and started with them for the two German teams.

Competition in two parts
The tournament was split into two separate parts, consisting of 3 teams each. The first part was the “international tournament” with the teams South Africa, Norway and Germany I. The second part was the “guest tournament” with the teams United Nations, Germany II and Agsima. Here the results:

 

I. Tournament as a whole

Team results

  1. South Africa (414)
  2. Germany II (392)
  3. Germany I (356)
  4. United Nations (318)
  5. Norway (302)
  6. Agsima (242)

Individual results positions 1-10

1. Cecilia van Niekerk, South Africa (144)
2. Magdalena Grimm, Germany, and Hannelie Heckroodt, South Africa (128)
4. Dalene Baksa, South Africa (120)
5. Angela Breme, Germany (114)
6. Zubair Akram, Norway (110)
7. Ute Herman and Anna Schmidt-Pauly, both Germany (104)
9. Jason Drobek, Germany, and Arne van Wageningen, Netherlands (96)

 

II. International Tournament

Team results

  1. South Africa, Hannelie Heckroodt, Dalene Baksa, Monika Cronje, Suritha Venter (414)
  2. Germany I, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, Christian Dietzel, Anna Schmidt-Pauly (356)
  3. Norway, Zubair Akram, Line H. Eide Flaten, Silje Botten, Mamoon Gondal (302)

Individual results

  1. Hannelie Heckroodt, South Africa (128)
  2. Dalene Baksa, South Africa (120)
  3. Angela Breme, Germany (114)

 

III. Guest Tournament

Team results

  1. Germany II, Jason Drobek, Lea Frings, Magdalena Grimm, Ute Herman (392)
  2. United Nations, Arne van Wageningen, Cecilia van Niekerk, Nacho Morteiro, Jessy Greiner (318)
  3. Agsima, Benno Rochow, Daja Ziehfuss, Markus Scholle-Ziehfuss, Lea Oppelt (242)

Individual results

  1. Cecilia van Niekerk, United Nations (144)
  2. Magdalena Grimm, Germany II (128)
  3. Ute Herman, Germany II (104)