3 September 2018

FEI Athlete Representative Candidate Mareike Harm

There are seven candidates who have put their names forward for the function of FEI Athlete Representative on the FEI Driving Committee. As a member of the FEI Driving Committee, the representative will be involved in discussing all of the issues currently impacting the international driving world. The Athlete Representative will also serve as a member of the FEI Athletes Committee, which is formed from athlete representatives across all FEI disciplines. The online election for this role began on 29 July and will run until 23 September. Over the course of the election, Hoefnet will be introducing the candidates to you one by one. This week we will look at Mareike Harm, who will represent Germany at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon.

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

Mareike Harm

33-year-old Mareike Harm has been active in equestrian sport from an early age. She was also successful as a dressage and jumping rider. Since 2011 she is competing in four-in-hand competitions and previously she was successful in singles driving. She was, among others, a member of gold medal winning German singles team in 2010. In addition she is also a qualified instructor for dressage and jumping. In daily life Mareike is the manager and trainer of Hof Rützenhagen, an agricultural company that offers equestrian facilities.


Mareike is a passionate instructor and she is hoping to obtain her judging license for driving in the future. “I am familiar with the driving rules and I have good contacts with drivers in all driving disciplines,” she says. Ïn addition I have, because of my young age, many contacts among the young drivers. I want to share my enthusiasm with the other members of the Driving Committee. The drivers make the sport and I want to give them a voice at the FEI. I think the welfare of the horse should have priority in all decision making.”

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Mareike Harms resumé

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Photo: Krisztina Horváth