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.
The A list riders are:
Christian Ahlmann who joins the squad with no less than three horses; Codex One, Taloubet Z and Epleaser van’t Heike;
Ludger Beerbaum with Chiara and Casello;
Daniel Deusser with Cornet d’Amour and First Class van Eeckelghem;
Hans-Dieter Dreher with Embassy and Cool and Easy;
Marcus Ehning with Cornado NRW and Comme Il Faut;
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
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
Michael Jung (La Biosthetique Sam, FischerTakinou or Fischerrocana FST)
Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD
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.
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:
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