30 July 2017

German drivers World Championships Minden named

After the last qualification competition this weekend in Bad Segeberg, the German Driving Committee has named the single, pair and four-in-hand drivers who will represent Germany at the FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies in Minden from 15th to 20th August. As host nation, Germany is allowed to send seven drivers per class.

Marlena Brenner
Photo: Dr. Jürgen Schwarzl


– Marlena Brenner (Quendorf) with Leonardo
– Fabian Gänshirt (Lahr) with David L
– Niels Grundmann (Fredenbeck) with Tadeus
– Pia Grundmann (Fredenbeck) with Darisco
– Katja Helpertz (Nettetal) with Nordstern’s Störtebecker or Chip Chap Coconut
– Herbert Rietzler (Rettenberg) with Nakuri
– Sandra Schäfer (Nordwalde) with Carino S (spare pony: Nemo von Bergen).
– first reserve is Theo Bopp (Mainz) with Bobbo, second reserve Patrick Hanisch (Ennigerloh) with El Cantador and third reserve is Edwin Kiefer (Horb)with Desperado.

Niels Kneifel
Photo: Dr. Jürgen Schwarzl


– Dieter Baackmann (Emsdetten)
– Max Berlage (Schüttorf)
– Niels Kneifel (Wunstorf)
– Birgit Kohlweiß (Weil der Stadt)
– Jan-Felix Pfeffer (Oering)
– Thomas Schuppert (Kremkau)
– Christof Weihe (Petershagen)
– Reserve is Nadine Draeger (Dahlen).

Tobias Bücker
Photo: Dr. Jürgen Schwarzl


– Steffen Brauchle (Lauchheim-Hülen)
– Tobias Bücker (Emsdetten)
– Michael Bügener (Gronau)
– Dieter Höfs (Weil der Stadt)
– Sven Kneifel (Wunstorf)
– Thomas Köppen (Dreieich)
– Jaqueline Walter (Petershagen)

National Coaches Karl-Heinz Geiger and Wolfgang Lohrer will declare the team, consisting of three singles, three pairs and two four-in-hands, after the first horse inspection on 15th August.
The German drivers first have a training camp in Warendorf, from which they travel to Minden on Monday 14th August.

Click here for more information about the WCH in Minden.