Equestrianism: British national team attracts thousands of visitors

Tent Pegging – originally a skill sport of the cavalry. This year, for the first time, the German Tent Pegging athletes will have the opportunity to prove themselves opposite the UK, where the sport has the longest tradition in Europe, at the 3rd German International Championships in Crawinkel, Thuringia.

From 7th September to 9th September 2018, the German Tent Pegging Union organizes the 3rd German International Championships. The challenge of the sport is to hit the smallest targets at full gallop with the help of a lance or a sword. As in previous years, various countries are sending their national teams to this tournament. Among others, guests from Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Switzerland are expected beside the team from Great Britain.

More exciting every year
Already last year, the exciting equestrian sport thrilled about 4.000 visitors at the international tournament. In addition to the competitions already held in 2016 and 2017, this year's championship has more demanding disciplines in the program, namely the so-called over-heads, that is with head-high targets. In order to gain points in these tests, which are also very gripping for the spectators, the rider must master both the handling of his weapon at head height and at ground level. The organizers are also happy about the successful youth development because once again the number of participating riders under the age of 20 is high.


Thanks to sponsors

Sponsors enable the third German International Championships
On September 7-9, 2018, the next German International Championships in Tent Pegging will take place in Crawinkel / Thuringia, to which, among others, Britain, where the sport has the longest tradition in Europe, wants to send its national team. Parallel to this tournament, international competitions of the German Cavalry Federation will be held. For this purpose, teams from Switzerland, Great Britain, Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands are expected.
Already last year, the exciting equestrian sport thrilled about 4,000 visitors at the international tournament. In addition to the competitions already held in 2017, this year's championship has more demanding disciplines in the program, namely the so-called over-heads, that is with head-high targets. In order to gain points in these tests, which are also very exciting for the spectators, the rider has to master both the handling of his weapon at head height and at ground level. The organizers are also happy about the successful youth development because once again the number of participating riders under 21 is high.
Without generous supporters and sponsors, the event would not be possible. We thank all supporters and sponsors for the great support of the championships!


Results German Championships in Tent Pegging 2018

German Championships in Tent Pegging 2018
Aileen Froitzheim is German Champion, the squad “Tentpegging Germany” is the best team.

In January 2018 the German Tent Pegging Union was founded as the national body of the German tent pegging clubs and riders. The union represents the German athletes internationally to the world association ITPF. From June 22nd till 24th 2018 now the first joint German Championships took place, whilst in the past the two institutions had separate competitions. At the polo field of Schönwalde Castle close to Berlin the following results were scored:

total ranking individual:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim (German Champion) (93 points)
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly (83.5)
(3) Steffen Kukral (83.5)
(4) Christian Dietzel (79.5)
(5) Jenny Horvath (70)

total ranking team:
(1) Tentpegging Germany Seniors (326)
(2) Oder-Spree-Tentpegger (207)
(2) Tentpegging Germany Juniors (128,5)

Individual Lance:
(1) Steffen Kukral
(2) Jenny Horvath
(3) Ute Hermann

Halfsection Lance:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(2) Steffen Kukral, --
(3) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath

Section Lance:
(1) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, --
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(3) Jason Drobek, Magdalena Grimm, --, --

Individual Sword:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim
(2) Jenny Horvath
(3) Angela Breme

Halfsection Sword:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath
(2) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme
(3) Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel

Section Sword:
(1) Jason Drobek, Magdalena Grimm, --, --
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(3) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, --

Ring, Ring, Peg:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly
(2) Aileen Froitzheim
(3) Christian Dietzel

Lemon, Lemon, Peg:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly
(2) Jason Drobek
(3) Christian Dietzel

Indian File:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(2) Jason Drobek, Isabel Jühnel, Magdalena Grimm, --
(3) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, --

Fastest Rider:
Christian Dietzel