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.