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.

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