What's Happening: July 2018

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:29
Bits 'n Pieces
Anna Lukasik married her partner Jacek Mierzwinsk :: Photo © Lukasz Kowalski

It's summer and that means wedding time ! Former German Under 25 Grand Prix rider Charlotte Rummenigge wed Peter Munch in a lavish three-day wedding weekend at Schoss Fuchls near Salzburg, Austria. The 26-year old Rummenigge is the youngest daughter of legendary German soccer player and president of the Bayern Munchen soccer club Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.  The wedding was attended by numerous German young dressage riders such as Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Fabienne Lutkemeier, Charlott Maria Schurmann, Nina Neuer, etc. Peter Munch is the son of Bavarian based dressage trainer Stefan Munch, who coached Werndl and Michalke in their junior-young rider's years. Peter's sister Laura is also a dressage rider.

Polish Grand Prix rider Anna Lukasik married her partner Jacek Mierzwinski in Olesnica, Poland, on 29 June 2018. 

German Grand Prix rider Michael Klimke married Rebecca Leesing in a civil ceremony on Saturday 7 July 2018. 

Lena Marie Koch and Sebastian Heinze
Sebastian Heinze married Lena Marie Koch. Heinze was previously married to Helen Langehanenberg and for a while he carried her last name. He is now the German Under 25 Team trainer. 

German based Swiss professional dressage rider Stefanie Leuenberger got severely injured falling off the licensed stallion Insterberg V on hard surface. She was immediately transported to a hospital in Munster, Germany, and diagnosed with a fractured vertebra. Leuenberger underwent surgery to stabilize the fracture. Leuenberger is the in house rider at Gestut Letter Berg. 

The renowned Lusitano breeding stallion Maestro JGR (by Xaquiro x Trovao) has passed away in May. The stallion lived at Elevage Massa  and sired French Grand Prix team horse Robinson de la Font. 

The Warendorf state stud has sold its 11-year old Westfalian licensed stallion Dankeschön (by Danone x Fidermark) to Great Britain, where he will continue a dressage career. The liver chestnut stallion was competed by Henrike Sommer up to national Intermediaire II level.

German born American dressage rider Silva Martin became mother to her second child, a boy named Leo Rossco Martin, at the University of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia. Silva is married to international eventing rider Boyd Martin. The pregnancy was not without its challenges as the baby has had a blood deficiency and Silva had to undergo blood transfusions. Last weekend the baby was starting to look a bit anemic, so the birth was induced and delivered by C-section. Leo weighed in at 4 lbs., 13.6 oz. They are already parents to 2-year-old Nox.