German Championships 2022

From October 7th to 9th, 2022, the German Championships 2022 in Tent Pegging took place in Krügersdorf, Brandenburg. All disciplines of the sport were ridden. Christian Dietzel took first place with 78.5 points, Steffen Kukral reached second place with 75.5 points and Katja Wilczek took third place with 64.5 points. The tournament served to determine the ranking of the German riders and thus the starting position for international competitions. While Christian Dietzel was able to defend his title as German Champion, the Oder Spree Tentpegger team managed to become German Champion in the team classification again, as they did in 2021.

Friendly Tournament in Oman

From November 30 to December 7, 2021, an international friendly tournament in tent pegging was held in the Sultanate of Oman in the city of Duqm. Angela Breme, Christian Dietzel and Jenny Horvath started successfully for Germany. Trainer and manager was Steffen Kukral. There they met the teams from Iraq, Jordan, Canada, Kuwait, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, USA and United Arab Emirates.

German Championships 2021

During the 6th International Open German Cavalry Championship, the ranking of the German tent pegging riders was ascertained conclusively. Due to the pandemic this year only national teams participated from September 10 till 12 in Crawinkel. The Oder-Spree-Tentpegger (OST) did win the team classification. Tentpegging Germany (TPG) is home to the German Champion – rider Christian Dietzel.

German Champion, national ranking
1. Christian Dietzel, TPG, 62,25%
2. Jason Drobek, TPG, 60,78%
3. Angela Breme, OST, 57,84%
4. Kim Möbus, TPG, 56,86%
5. Anna Schmidt-Pauly, TPG, 55,56%
6. Ute Hermann, OST
7. Jenny Horvath, TPG
8. Katja Wilczek, OST
9. Steffen Kukral, OST
10. Jessy Greiner, OST
11. Talina Lorei, TPG
12. Aileen Froitzheim, TPG
13. Frank Seidel, TPG
14. Magdalena Grimm, TPG
15. Bodo Dittmann, OST
16. Steffen Böttcher, OST
17. Benno Rochow, OST
18. Selina Ruf, OST
19. Daja Ziefuß, OST


results Crawinkel, 2nd heat of the German Championships
1. Anna Schmidt-Pauly, TPG, 55,56%
2. Ute Hermann, OST, 51,04%
3. Jenny Horvath, TPG, 50,69%
4. Katja Wilczek , OST, 50,35%
5. Steffen Kukral, OST, 43,06%
6. Aileen Froitzheim, TPG
7. Christian Dietzel, TPG (fastest rider)
8. Talina Lorei, TPG
9. Jessy Greiner, OST
10. Frank Seidel , TPG
11. Magdalena Grimm, TPG
12. Shahrzad Ghasempour, TPG
13. Jason Drobek, TPG

Krügersdorf: first run of the German championship

On June 19th and 20th2021, the first run of the German tent-pegging championship took place in Krügersdorf, Brandenburg. The team competition was won by the team Oder Spree Tentpegger 1 (OST) followed by Tentpegging Germany (TPG). Christian Dietzel won gold in the individual competition and J. Drobek won silver (both TPG). The bronze medal went to Angela Breme (OST). In September, the second leg of the German championship will take place in Crawinkel, Thüringen. It will determine the starting order for international tournaments and the new German champion.

September 10th-12th German Tent Pegging Championship in Crawinkel

The competition between German athletes in sword and lance riding will decide the order for international competition.

For the first time since the start of the global pandemic, the German tent-pegging riders have the chance to participate in the classic final run of the German championships in Crawinkel from September 10th-12th. The event has been taking place there since 2016. During this tournament, the German champion will be crowned and the starting order for international tournaments decided.

International tradition in Crawinkel
Unlike the last years, the competition will take place as a national tournament because of the travel restrictions in place due to the current pandemic. Previously, national teams from South Africa, Australia, Great Britain and riders from many other countries competed in Crawinkel.

The best German tent peggers are competing
Five German teams entered the tournament. Once again, participants have to compete in eight different disciplines according to the international regulations set by the world federation ITPF. This includes lance at a target on the ground as an individual or section, sword at a target on the ground as an individual or section, sword and lance at a target on the ground in single file and as a pair (half section ), lance at an overhead ring (ring and peg), sword at an overhead apple (lemon and peg).

Outside and easy to attend
The tournament takes place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning at the Thürengeti. The event observes all local corona regulations. The host Tentpegging Germany (TPG) once again thanks the director of the facility Heinz Bley and the German Cavalry Association lead by Peter Lachenmayer for their great support that allows TPG to run the championship. The event is expected to attract a great amount of spectators, having thrilled and astounded around 4,000 guests in previous years.

Krügersdorf: only tournament in 2020

On August 22nd 2020, the only tent-pegging tournament in Germany in 2020 took place in Krügersdorf in Brandenburg. In the team competition, the gold medal was taken home by Oder Spree Tentpegger (OST) by a narrow margin of only four points to Tentpegging Germany (TPG). In the individual competition, Shahrzad Ghasempour won gold with 86 points. Angela Breme took home silver with 80 points. Christian Dietzel came in third with 76 points.

International Dutch Championships in Tent Pegging

Teams from the Netherlands, Germany and the European Tent Pegging Association competed in an international tournament in Muiderberg near Amsterdam.

German riders started for the German Tent Pegging Union (GTPU) or the European Tent Pegging Association (ETPA) and were very successful: Christian Dietzel (ETPA, rank 3), Jenny Horvath (GTPU, rank 4), Lea Frings (ETPA, 6), Kim Möbus (GTPU, 7), Frank Seidel (GTPU, 8) and Jason Drobek GTPU, 12). This rain-swept competition ended with the following results.

Best Team

  1. Netherlands (360,5)
  2. Europe (290)
  3. Germany (283)

Best Rider, Master of Arms

  1. André Olthof (90)
  2. Eline Heesterbeek (79,5)
  3. Christian Dietzel (79)

Individual Sword

  1. André Olthof
  2. Eline Heesterbeek
  3. Kim Möbus

Individual Lance

  1. Frank Seidel
  2. André Olthof
  3. Christian Dietzel

Ring Ring Peg Sword

  1. Christian Dietzel
  2. Olivier Scheerder
  3. Eline Heesterbeek

Ring Ring Peg Lance

  1. André Olthof
  2. Jaffar Asghar
  3. Kelvin Hilgeholt

Orange Orange Peg

  1. Jenny Horvath
  2. André Olthof
  3. Christian Dietzel

Half Section Sword

  1. Eline Heesterbeek, Olivier Scheerder
  2. Jenny Horvath, Kim Möbus
  3. André Olthof, Jaffar Asghar

Half Section Lance

  1. Jenny Horvath, Kim Möbus
  2. Eline Heesterbeek, Olivier Scheerder
  3. André Olthof, Jaffar Asghar

German Champion 2019: Anna Schmidt-Pauly and Magdalena Grimm lead the ranking equivalently

Australian national team competes. Guests from Great Britain and the Netherlands represent the ETPA. Results of the 4th International German Championships. More pictures (Hagen Ständel):

From September 13 till 15 2019, the 4th International German Championships in tent pegging took place in Crawinkel/Thuringia. The competition was judged by international ITPF judges Tina Ricketts-Smith (GB) and Christina Swinton (AUS).It was organized by Tentpegging Germany. The results are the following:

Best Team
1. Australia (540 Punkte)
2. Tentpegging Germany I (364)
3. Oder-Spree-Tentpegger & Tentpegging Germany II (322)

Best Rider International
1. Aedan Staats (154)
2. Scott Miller (132)
3. Anna Schmidt-Pauly & Donna Davidson (128)

Best Rider National
1. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (128)
2. Angela Breme & Christian Dietzel (118)

German Champion and national ranking
1. Anna Schmidt-Pauly & Magdalena Grimm* (76,2 %)
3. Angela Breme & Christian Dietzel (70,2 %)
5. Steffen Kukral (65,5 %)
6. Ute Herman* & Talina Lorei (61,9 %)
8. Jason Drobek* (57,1 %)
9. Kim Möbus (54,8 %)
10. Frank Seidel (51,2 %)
11. Jessy Greiner (9,5 %)
(*current result dropped in favour of result from German International Championships in Krügersdorf 2019)

Individual Lance
1. Donna Davidson (18)
2. Aedan Staats (16)
3. Scott Miller (14)
4. Christine Staats (14)
5. Talina Lorei (12)
6. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (12)
7. Frank Seidel (12)
8. Kim Möbus (10)
9. Angela Breme (10)
10. Ute Herman (8)
11. Christian Dietzel (6)
12. Steffen Kukral (6)
13. Jason Drobek, Jessy Greiner, Magdalena Grimm, Arne van Wageningen

Section Lance
1. Australia, Scott Miller, Aedan Staats, Christine Staats, Donna Davidson (58)
2. Tentpegging Germany I, Christian Dietzel, Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Magdalena Grimm, Jason Drobek (46)
3. Tentpegging Germany II, Kim Möbus, Arne van Wageningen, Frank Seidel, Talina Lorei (44)
4. Oder-Spree-Tentpegger, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, Ute Herman, Jessy Greiner (42)

Individual Sword
1. Aedan Staats (18)
1. Ute Herman (12)
2. Kim Möbus (12)
3. Donna Davidson (12)
4. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (12)
5. Magdalena Grimm (12)
6. Frank Seidel (12)
7. Scott Miller (10)
8. Steffen Kukral (6)
9. Christine Staats (6)
10. Arne van Wageningen (4)
11. Angela Breme (2)
12. Christian Dietzel, Jason Drobek, Jessy Greiner, Talina Lorei

Section Sword
1. Australia (54)
2. Oder-Spree-Tentpegger (46)
3. Tentpegging Germany I (36)
4. Tentpegging Germany II (26)

Ring & Peg
1. Scott Miller (32)
2. Aedan Staats (32)
3. Angela Breme (30)
4. Donna Davidson (30)
5. Christian Dietzel (30)
6. Talina Lorei (24)
7. Christine Staats (22)
8. Steffen Kukral (22)
9. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (18)
10. Kim Möbus (12)
11. Magdalena Grimm (12)
12. Ute Herman (10)
13. Jessy Greiner (6)
14. Frank Seidel (6)
15. Arne van Wageningen (4)

Lemon & Peg
1. Aedan Staats (36)
2. Steffen Kukral (30)
3. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (30)
4. Angela Breme (30)
5. Scott Miller (30)
6. Magdalena Grimm (30)
7. Christian Dietzel (30)
8. Christine Staats (30)
9. Donna Davidson (24)
10. Kim Möbus (24)
11. Talina Lorei (24)
12. Ute Herman (18)
13. Arne van Wageningen (16)
14. Frank Seidel (16)
15. Jessy Greiner (6)

Half Section, Pairs
1. Christine Staats, Donna Davidson (24)
2. Aedan Staats, Scott Miller (22)
3. Frank Seidel, Talina Lorei (18)
4. Christian Dietzel, Anna Schmidt-Pauly (16)
5. Kim Möbus, Arne van Wageningen (12)
6. Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral (12)
7. Ute Herman, Jessy Greiner (6)

Indian File, Single File
1. Australia (38)
2. Tentpegging Germany I (34)
3. Tentpegging Germany II (34)
4. Oder-Spree-Tentpegger (20)

28th to 30th June: International Tent Pegging Tournament in Krügersdorf – German Tent Pegging Union 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 of the German Tent Pegging Union, a United Nations team with riders from South Africa, the Netherlands, Uruguay and Germany, as well as the guest team – non-competitive – Agsima.

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

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