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:

Announcement

Participation rules


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.


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.


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. 


Results German Championships in Tent Pegging 2018

German Championships in Tent Pegging 2018
Aileen Froitzheim is German Champion, the squad “Tentpegging Germany” is the best team.

In January 2018 the German Tent Pegging Union was founded as the national body of the German tent pegging clubs and riders. The union represents the German athletes internationally to the world association ITPF. From June 22nd till 24th 2018 now the first joint German Championships took place, whilst in the past the two institutions had separate competitions. At the polo field of Schönwalde Castle close to Berlin the following results were scored:

total ranking individual:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim (German Champion) (93 points)
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly (83.5)
(3) Steffen Kukral (83.5)
(4) Christian Dietzel (79.5)
(5) Jenny Horvath (70)

total ranking team:
(1) Tentpegging Germany Seniors (326)
(2) Oder-Spree-Tentpegger (207)
(2) Tentpegging Germany Juniors (128,5)

Individual Lance:
(1) Steffen Kukral
(2) Jenny Horvath
(3) Ute Hermann

Halfsection Lance:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(2) Steffen Kukral, —
(3) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath

Section Lance:
(1) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, —
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(3) Jason Drobek, Magdalena Grimm, –, —

Individual Sword:
(1) Aileen Froitzheim
(2) Jenny Horvath
(3) Angela Breme

Halfsection Sword:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath
(2) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme
(3) Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel

Section Sword:
(1) Jason Drobek, Magdalena Grimm, –, —
(2) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(3) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, —

Ring, Ring, Peg:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly
(2) Aileen Froitzheim
(3) Christian Dietzel

Lemon, Lemon, Peg:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly
(2) Jason Drobek
(3) Christian Dietzel

Indian File:
(1) Anna Schmidt-Pauly, Jenny Horvath, Aileen Froitzheim, Christian Dietzel
(2) Jason Drobek, Isabel Jühnel, Magdalena Grimm, —
(3) Ute Hermann, Angela Breme, Steffen Kukral, —

Fastest Rider:
Christian Dietzel


Founding of the German Tent Pegging Union

With the World Cup qualifier at Khartum in Sudan in sight, representatives of Tentpegging Germany and the Deutscher Tent Pegging Verband (German Tent Pegging Association) decided on 2 January 2018 to found the German Tent Pegging Union (GTPU). From now on, the Union is the German national governing body and represents the German tentpegging riders at the ITPF General Meeting on 27 January 2018. It also organises the German national team and sends it to ITPF tournaments.


World Cup Qualifier 2018, Khartum, Sudan

Third place for Germany. Tentpegging Germany takes part in the ITPF qualifier in Sudan from 19 to 23 January 2018 where the participants for the Tentpegging World Cup in the second half of 2018 are chosen. For Tentpegging Germany the following members participate: Christian Dietzel, Ilka Evers, Peter Kramer and Anna Schmidt-Pauly. The tournament is completed together with riders from the Deutscher Tent Pegging Verband (German Tent Pegging Association) that were represented by Dr. Angela Breme and Steffen Kukral.