For the fourth time in a row: The International German Championships at Crawinkel

 From 13 to 15 September, German tent pegging riders have the possibility to compete against the Australian national teamat Crawinkel/Thuringia – for the first time. The open tournament welcomes interested riders to compete as well. 

Tent pegging: With roots in the historical cavalry, this modern tournament sport requires high focus, a secure seat on horseback, good coordination between hands and eyes and of course, a strong connection between horse and rider. The sport is especially popular in the countries it originated from, India and Pakistan, as well as in the Arabic countries and Commonwealth nations. Over the last years however, it gained popularity in Europe, too. 

Australian national team and European teams 

The internationally successful team Tentpegging Germany already hosts the fourth championships. The contestants are going to compete against each other in different events. 4,000 spectators were thrilled by last year’s installment of the tournament in the Thüringeti already – just as many are expected to visit this year. For the first time, the Australian national team is visiting and participating in the championships. In addition to the aforementioned riders from Australia and Germany, many other states are sending their national team to the tournament as well. Expected are teams from Great Britain, Poland, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 

Open tournament: to the registration

You will find further information on the Tent pegging tournament at Crawinkel, as well as information on the registration process and the Championships of the cavalry, which take place simultaneously, here:


Participation rules

28th to 30th June: International Tent Pegging Tournament in Krügersdorf – Team Tentpegging Germany very successful

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)

Prince Malik Ata Muhammad Khan from Pakistan visiting Tentpegging Germany

Prince Malik Ata Muhammad Khan from Pakistan visiting Tentpegging Germany in Frankfurt/Germany.

One of the founders of the International Tent Pegging Federation and an outstanding worldwide promotor of the equestrian sport tent pegging caught up on the current state of tent pegging in Germany, recent competitions and the further steps of development planned.

Riders from European Tent Pegging Association in Abu Dhabi

Riders of the European Tent Pegging Association were represented by both the British and the German team at the international tent pegging competition in Abu Dhabi, which took place from 19 February to 24 February 2019.

The international tent pegging competition was hosted by the United Arab Emirates at the Boudheib International Endurance Village at HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s invitation. The British team was represented by five equestrians, the German team by four. Angela Breme, Kim Möbus, Steffen Kukral and Christian Dietzel competed for the German team. The British team consisted of Jerry Watkins, Christopher Doyle Marron, Jenna Copley, Bradley Clifford and Paul Brown (reserve). They competed against teams from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco. The horses that were ridden were the regional Arabian stallions, which are characterized by their ambitious nature as well as their high speed. The Arabian stallions were assigned by lot. The different events were classical sword and lance events Individual and Section as well as overhead targets and Indian file.

The British team reached the fourth place with the following scores: Bradley Clifford (114 points), Jenna Copley (70), Christopher Doyle Marron (66.5), and Jerry Watkins (64). Bradley Clifford was in the leading group of all participants. Even though Germany only scored fifth place, their equestrians Angela Breme and Christian Dietzel belonged to the best non-professional riders of the competition. What deserves particular attention is the fact that nineteen-year-old junior equestrian Kim Möbus attended her first international competition in Abu Dhabi and was thus able to gain her first abroad experiences. This is how the German riders performed: Angela Breme (86.5), Christian Dietzel (76), Steffen Kukral (51) and Kim Möbus (14).The overall winners of the competition were the hosts from the United Arab Emirates.

Gold medal for Tentpegging Germany

The team of Tentpegging Germany once again participated successfully in an international tournament. From 28th to 30th September 2018, the International Netherlands Championship took place in Muiderberg, Amsterdam. 

A four person team from Tentpegging Germany participated in the tournament for Germany. At the same time, other members of the club were guests at the South African Championship. Teams from Great Britain and the Netherlands also participated in the tournament. The German team, consisting of Jason Drobek, Aileen Froitzheim, Jenny Horvath and Frank Seidel, took 4th place. In the discipline Half Section Sword, Jenny Horvath and Aileen Froitzheim took home the gold medal.

German Tent Pegging Union successful once again

The German Tent Pegging Union team successfully participated in a tournament from 14th to 16th September 2018 in Asker, Norway, and was able to stand out from the other teams. 

Four riders from the German Tent Pegging Union, Angela Breme, Christian Dietzel, Peter Kramer and Steffen Kukral, participated in another tournament with great success. The competition was ridden on Norwegian horses like Icelandic horses and Fjord horses. The German team won gold in three different disciplines, Individual Lance, Full Section Lance and Indian File. They took home the silver medal in the discipline Full Section Sword. Beside the German Tent Pegging Union, teams from Pakistan, the Netherlands and Norway participated. However, the German team stood out through their skills and successes. 

3. Deutsche Internationale Meisterschaften im Tent Pegging

Vom 7. bis 9. September 2018 fanden die 3. Deutschen Internationalen Meisterschaften im Tent Pegging in Crawinkel, Thüringen, statt. Neben drei deutschen Mannschaften nahm auch die englische Nationalmannschaft an dem Turnier teil. 

Im Rahmen der Tage der Kavallerie konnten sich drei deutsche Tentpegging Mannschaften sowie die englische Nationalmannschaft im Reitsport beweisen. Ausgerichtet wurde die Gesamtveranstaltung durch den Deutschen Kavallerieverband unter der Schirmherrschaft von Thüringens Ministerpräsident Bodo Ramelow. Über 1.000 Zuschauer fanden über das Wochenende ihren Weg in die Thüringeti. Turniersiegerin wurde Isabel Kühnel aus Frankfurt. In der Mannschaftswertung belegten Tentpegging Germany und die German Tent Pegging Union die ersten beiden Plätze. Die British Tentpegging Association, zu Großteilen bestehend aus Reitern der englischen Königsgarde, erreichte Platz 3. Außerdem nahm die German Tent Pegging Union stolz den silbernen Ehrentellerentgegen, vergeben durch den Bundesminister des Inneres, für Bau und Heimat, Horst Seehofer. Die deutschen Reiter freuen sich auf die Gegeneinladung des englischen Teams nach London 2019. 

German tent peggers in South Africa

Six riders from the German Tent Pegging Union took part in the South African Tent Pegging Competitions from 24th September to 6th October 2018 in Newcastle, South Africa.

At the beginning of their trip, from 24th to 30th September, the German team stayed at the German-South African training camp in Kimberley, South Africa. Afterwards, they travelled to Newcastle, South Africa, to participate in the most important South African tent pegging tournament. Like in India or Pakistan, tent pegging is one of the major national sports in South Africa. Accordingly, over 100 riders, among them the German and Saudi Arabian national teams, participated in the competition. All tent pegging disciplines were ridden. Objects on the ground pierced with lance or sword, the disciplines Ring Ring Peg and Orange Orange Peg ridden, as well as the great parcours Skill at Arms. Participating members of the German team were: Angela Breme (114.5 points), Christian Dietzel (114 points), Magdalena Grimm (79 points), Peter Kramer (118.5 points), Selina Ruf (81.5 points) and Anna Schmidt-Pauly (134 points). The tournament, which lasted over several days, was also used as a qualification for the South African women’s and men’s national team for 2019.

The German guests were welcomed very friendly and comradely by the South African riders. The South African teams are looking forward to a participation in a German Championship 2019.


Fotos: Tina Hauglund

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!