German Olympic teams named

The German teams in all three Olympic disciplines look formidable and fabelhaft!

The German Olympic Equestrian Committee has released their longlist for the Olympics. In both the jumping and eventing disciplines, they have released an A and a B list and just an A list for the dressage.

Show Jumping

The A list riders are:

Christian Ahlmann on Taloubet Z (Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)
Christian Ahlmann on Taloubet Z
(Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)

Christian Ahlmann who joins the squad with no less than three horses; Codex One, Taloubet Z and Epleaser van’t Heike;

Ludger Beerbaum on Chiara 222 (Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)
Ludger Beerbaum on Chiara 222 (Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)

Ludger Beerbaum with Chiara and Casello;

Daniel Deusser and Cornet d'Amour (Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)
Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour
(Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Daniel Deusser with Cornet d’Amour and First Class van Eeckelghem;

Hans-Dieter Dreher on Cool and Easy (Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)
Hans-Dieter Dreher on Cool and Easy (Image: GCL / Stefano Grasso)

Hans-Dieter Dreher with Embassy and Cool and Easy;

Germany's Marcus Ehning and Cornado NRW (Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)
Germany’s Marcus Ehning and Cornado NRW (Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Marcus Ehning with Cornado NRW and Comme Il Faut;

Marco Kutscher and Chaccorina (Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)
Marco Kutscher and Chaccorina
(Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

Marco Kutscher with Van Gogh and Chaccorina;

Janne Friederike Meyer with Goja,

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with Fibonacci and Comanche,;

Mario Stevens with Brooklyn;

Patrick Stühlmeyer with Lacan.

The B-squad consists of riders who are close to A-level already as well as riders with great potential to reach the top. It consists of:

Felix Hassmann with Horse Gym’s Balance and Horse Gym’s Balzaci, Denis Nielsen with DSP Cashmoaker, André Thieme with Conthendrix, Philipp Weishaupt with Liberty Son and David Will with Mic Mac du Tillard, as well as Alexander Hinz with Campitello, Laura Klaphake with Silverstone G, Andreas Kreuzer with Calvilot, Niklas Krieg with Carella, Christian Kukuk with Carilot, Maximilian Lill with Capuccino, Kaya Lüthi with Wilane, Marcel Marschall with Undercontract and Fenia van Klapscheut, Maurice Tebbel with Chacco’s Son and Jana Wargers with Caspar

Eventing

The German eventing team looks very strong, with the current World Champion and Olympic Champion both named.

The final team will be announced after Aachen. The “A” list is :

Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo. (Image: Thomas Ix)
Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo. (Image: Thomas Ix)

Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo

Michael Jung, FisherRocana. (Image: Libby Law)
Michael Jung, FisherRocana. (Image: Libby Law)

Michael Jung (La Biosthetique Sam, FischerTakinou or Fischerrocana FST)

Ingrid Klimke on Horseware Hale Bob is into second place in the CIC3* class. (Image: Libby Law)
Ingrid Klimke on Horseware Hale Bob. (Image: Libby Law)

Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD

Andreas Ostholt on So Is Et, had a life at the Vicarage Vee but recovered well and is second place. (Image Libby Law Photography)
Andreas Ostholt on So Is Et. (Image Libby Law Photography)

Andreas Ostholt on So is Et.

 

The B list is: Julia Krajewski (Samourai du Thot), Dirk Schrade (Hop & Skip) and Bettina Hoy (Designer) who finished fifth in the CIC3* class. Claas Romeike (Cato) and Andreas Dibowski (It’s me XX) have been named on the C List.

Dressage

We understand that the final dressage team will be selected after the 2016 CDIO Aachen on 17 July 2016.

The long listed combinations for Rio are:

  • Kristina Sprehe on Desperados FRH. Image Hippo Foto Team - Leanjo de Koster
    Kristina Sprehe on Desperados FRH. Image
    Hippo Foto Team – Leanjo de Koster

    Anabel Balkenhol -Dablino FRH

  • Kristina Bröring-Sprehe – Desperados FRH
  • Fabienne Lütkemeier – D’Agostino FRH
  • Sönke Rothenberger – Cosmo
  • Hubertus Schmidt – Imperio
  • Dorothee Schneider – Showtime
  • Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – Unee BB and Zaire BB
  • Isabell Werth – Emilio and Weihegold OLD