German Championship 2023

On August 5th and 6th, the second leg of the German Tent Pegging Championship took place in Krügersdorf, Brandenburg. The international rules of the world association ITPF were applied in the tournament. During this, the starting order of the German team for the following international competitions was determined. The team Tentpegging Germany won this year’s German Championship, both in individual and team ranking.
(photos: Jasper Holzapfel)

ranking individual:

  1. Christian Dietzel, TPG, 102,5
  2. Steffen Kukral, OST, 98,5
  3. Katja Wilczek, OST, 85
  4. Anna Schmidt-Pauly, TPG, 76
  5. Aileen Froitzheim, TPG, 75,5
  6. Jason Drobek, TPG, 74,5
  7. Christiane Aust, OST, 56,5
  8. Ute Hermann, OST, 55
  9. Kim Möbus, TPG, 42
  10. Sophia Meinelt, OST, 25

ranking teams:

  1. Tentpegging Germany (TPG), 242
  2. Oder Spree Tentpegger I (OST), 230
  3. Oder Spree Tentpegger II, 63

Starting signal for the German championship 2023

From June 2nd to 4th, 2023, run 1 of the German Championship 2023 in the equestrian sport discipline tentpegging took place. For the first time in Friedberg, Hesse. A standard tournament was ridden according to the rules for international competitions of the ITPF. At the end of the race the positions were as follows:

  1. Christian Dietzel (101 points)
  2. Anna Schmidt-Pauly (76)
  3. Aileen Froitzheim (75,5)

Mayor Dirk Antkowiak presented the winner with the honorary award of the city of Friedberg. The decisive round 2 of the German championship will be held from August 4th to 6th, 2023 in Beeskow/Brandenburg.

European ranking 2023 is known now

Four international tournaments took place in spring 2023 – in Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan and Oman. Here national teams could qualify for the 2023 Tent Pegging World Championships in South Africa.

The German team competing in Muscat, Oman from March 4th to 8th was: Christian Dietzel (TPG), Ute Hermann (OST), Talina Lorei (TPG) and Anna Schmidt-Pauly (TPG). Spare riders were Angela Breme and Steffen Kukral (both OST).

As expected, no European team was able to prevail against the strong Arabian squads, consisting mainly of full-time riders, and none could qualify for the World Championships. In an intra-European comparison, the rankings were as follows.


European solo ranking:

  1. Christian Dietzel, Germany (106 points)
  2. Mamoon Akram, Norway (103.5)
  3. Zubair Akram, Norway (93.5)
  4. Marie Bakke, Norway (91)
  5. Talina Lorei, Germany (89.5)
  6. James Harvey, Great Britain (85)
  7. Ihor Psetskia, Belarus (80)
  8. Ute Hermann, Germany (78)
  9. Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Germany (74)
  10. Silje Botten, Norway (68)
  11. Richar Raffel, Great Britain (66)
  12. Mikolay Plotnitskiy, Belarus (58)
  13. Charlie Gerrish, Great Britain (44.5)
  14. Sam Benterman-Snell, Great Britain (42)
  15. Ksenia Pesetkoya, Belarus (30)

European team ranking:

  1. Norway (347.5 points)
  2. Germany (343.5)
  3. Great Britain (237.5)
  4. Belarus (154, currently not a member of ETPA)

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