The riders

Our team is international and consists of experienced athletes with years of experience and enormous successes gained during competitions in many different shows all over the world. They are professionals in dealing with the horses and the passion for the sport of show jumping connects Johannes, Marcus, Nicole, Torben, Hanna, Gregory and Wolfgang in a very special way. We are proud of the work of our team and look forward to many shared successes at the national and international level. Here we present our riders in more detail.

Johannes Ehning (GER)

Johannes Ehning (GER)

At the age of five, Johannes Ehning started riding. At the age of 8, Johannes competed in his first beginner’s and easy classes (E- and A-classes) and also presented some of his brother’s horses at various competitions. Relatively quickly he competed in his first low and medium level classes (L- and M-classes).

With Zuckerpuppe Johannes rode his first high level (S-classes) and triumphed in his first Westphalia Championships. Locando and Lord’s Classics proved to be his most successful horses.With Carmen he collected victories and placings in big classes.

In big international classes Johannes rides Salvador, with whom he has won several Grands Prix. He has also successfully represented Germany at Nations Cups, winning the Nation Cup in Wellington, Florida in 2012. Cayenne and Appearance are also horses he chooses for the biggest classes, both have already won and were highly placed at 5* competitions.

In 2014 Johannes opened his own stable, not far away from the family home. He is now based in Stadtlohn with his own showjumping stable.

Special results

Winner of the Grand Prix of Vienna 2012

Winner of the Nations Cup 2012 in Wellington (USA)

Winner of the Grand Prix of Donaueschingen 2011

Winner of the Grand Prix of Hamburg 2005

Team European Champion of the Young Riders 2003 in Le Toquet (Frankreich)

Individual Bronze medal and Team silver medal and Winner of the Grand Prix at the European Championships 2000 in Hortobagy (Ungarn)

Individual Champion and Team silver medal 1999 in Münchwilen (Schweiz)

Winner of the Westfalian Championship 1996 in Steinhagen

Marcus Ehning (GER)

Marcus Ehning (GER)

Marcus started riding at the age of seven and at the age of sixteen Marcus changed from riding ponies to adult horses. During this time Orchidee, Opium and Talan were his most important horses. With these three horses, Marcus won the Gold Medal in the European Championships four times in the five year period of his junior and young rider time.

Especially with his horse Opium he won over 40 classes, amongst them the “Preis der Nationen” as well as the Grand Prix in Warsaw.

Marcus achieved his first adult international show successes with the horses “Costa”, “Antares” and the above mentioned “Opium”.

With the arrival of “For Pleasure” at the Ehning’s barn close to Christmas in 1998, the real success story started.

Plot Blue, Cornado NRW, Singular LS La Silla, Comme Il Faut and Sabrina belong to Marcus’ top level horses.

Besides the top horses, Marcus also trains a set of promising young horses. Up to 10 horses are trained by him on a daily basis.

Special results

Winner of the World Cup Final 2010 in Genf

Team World Champion 2010 in Lexington (USA)

Team bronze medal at the European Championships 2009 in Windsor (England)

Team silver medal at the European Championships 2007 in Mannheim

Team bronze medal at the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen

Winner of the World Cup Final 2006 in Kuala Lumpur

Winner of the Grand Prix of Aachen 2006

Winner of the World Cup Final 2003 in Las Vegas

Nicole Persson (SWE)

Nicole Persson (SWE)

Special results

Torben & Hanna Seemann (GER)

Torben & Hanna Seemann (GER)

Torben war in den Jahren 1996-1999 zur Ausbildung bei Thies Luther. Die nächsten 5 Jahre verbrachte er dann im Stall von Sören von Rönne als Bereiter und danach 2 Jahre noch auf der Hengststation Maas J. Hell. Seit Oktober 2007 ist er selbstständig auf dem elterlichen Betrieb tätig.

Hanna war von 1998-2003 im Stall Tasdorf tätig, und hat in der Zeit Ihre Ausbildung zum Pferdewirt gemacht. 2004 war sie einige Monate als Bereiterin in den USA und Argentinien tätig und ist danach 2005-2007 im Stall Moorhof bei Carsten-Otto Nagel und auf der Hengststation Maas J. Hell als Bereiterin gewesen. Seit 2007 arbeitet sie mit Torben zusammen.

Special results

Grégory Wathelet (BEL)

Grégory Wathelet (BEL)

Originally from the countryside in the Condruzienne region of Belgium, Grégory has always lived among horses. He started his work with horses at the family farm until he finished his studies. Afterwards Grégory independently established and operated his stable from 2000 until 2002.

2001 was the first and last year in which he participated in the young rider circuit, leaving his mark by winning the title of Belgian champion and participating in the European young rider championshipo in Gijon, Spain.

From 2002 to 2005, Grégory held the position of rider for Haras des Hayettes. During this time, Grégory was able to show at the highest level of the sport and join the Belgian team with horses he himself developed to this level. In 2004, Grégory had produced such strong results at the highest level of the sport that in 2005 he began to be ranked within the top 30 riders in the world.

From 2005 to 2007, Grégory joined the Team of riders for Oleksandr Onishchenko, the riding team sponsored by the Ukraine industrial magnate. A condition of the sponsorship was to ride for the Ukraine in international competition… so Grégory changed citizenship. The experience riding for the Ukraine allowed him to garner much experience and maturity as a rider at the top level.

In 2007 he changed his citizenship back to Belgium and in 2008 established his own stables with competitive horses so as to maintain his status at the highest level of the sport for a long time. After years of building this business, Grégory has accomplished this goal by forming a nice string of horses as a result of loyal owners who have put their confidence in Grégory, allowing him to reintegrate himself on the Belgian show jumping team and return to the top levels of the sport.

At the European Championships in Aachen 2015 Grégory won the individual silver medal, his biggest achievement of his riding career to date.

Special results

Vice European Champion 2015

Winner of the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona 2015

Winner of the Grand Prix of the GCT Chantilly 2015

Belgian Champion 2013

Winner of the World Cup qualifier in Mechelen 2011

Winner of the Grand Prix of Oslo 2011

4th place with the team at the World Equestrian Games Championships 2006 in Aachen

French Champion of the 5 year old horses 2003

World Champion, French Champion and Belgian Champion of the 7 year old horses 2003

World Champion of the 6 year old horses 2002

Belgian champion as a young rider 2001

Wolfgang Zimmermann (GER)

Wolfgang Zimmermann (GER)

Special results

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