Ingrid Klimke, Germany

“For many years I have been using Sprenger bits, spurs and stirrups as my horses feel very comfortable with them and only the best is just good enough for my four-legged sport partners.”

Birthday: 01.04.1968

Residence: Münster

Discipline: eventing, dressage

Trainer: Reiner Klimke, Fritz Ligges, Ian Millar

Success:
Olympic Games: 2008 Hongkong - Gold Medal with the Team, 2012 London - Gold Medal with the Team, 2016 Rio - Silver Medal with the Team
World Equestrian Games: 2006 Aachen - Gold Medal with the Team, 2014 Normandie - Gold Medal with the Team, 2018 Tryon - Silber Medal with the Team - Bronze Medal in the individual ranking
European Championships eventing: Gold- and Silvermedals with the Team and in the individual ranking
German Championships eventing: Gold-, Silver- and Bronzemedals from 1999 to 2020

Website: Ingrid Klimke
Instagram: @ingridklimke
Facebook: @IngridKlimke
Twitter: @Ingrid_Klimke

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl und Benjamin Werndl, Germany

“To gain horses as partners is – apart from a sensitive and varied education – only possible with a perfectly fitted bit for each individual horse. For us there is only one partner who shares this passion for the perfection of the communication with the horse just like we do: Sprenger.”

 

 

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl

Birthday: 16.02.1986

Residence: Aubenhausen, Bayern

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Benjamin Werndl, Paul Elzenbaumer, Stefan Münch, Andreas Hausberger, Isabell Werth, Jonny Hilberath, Monica Theodorescu, Morten Thomsen

Sucess:
Olympic Games: 2020/2021 Tokio - Gold Medal with the Team and in the individual ranking
World Equestrian Games: 2018 Tryon - Gold Medal with the Team
European Championchips: 2015 Aachen - Bronze Medal with the Team, 2019 Rotterdam - Gold Medal with the Team and Bronze Medal in the Freestyle
German Championchips: Grand Prix Special - Gold and Bronze Medals from 2015 to 2021, Freestyle - Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals from 2014 to 2021

Hobbies except of riding: Yoga

Website: aubenhausen.de
Instagram: @jessica_von_bredow_werndl
Facebook: @jessicavonBredowWerndl
Twitter: @J_Bredow_Werndl

Benjamin Werndl

Birthday: 20.07.1984

Residence: Aubenhausen, Bayern

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Paul Elzenbaumer, Stefan Münch, Andreas Hausberger, Isabell Werth, Jonny Hilberath, Morten Thomsen

Success: participation at German Championships and the World Cup Final, victories in Grand Prix Special and much of other placements in the difficult class

Website: aubenhausen.de
Instagram: @benjamin_werndl
Facebook: @Benjamin-Werndl

Charlotte Dujardin, Britain

"With decades of experience and commitment to design and research, I choose Sprenger with confidence for my horses so they can perform at their very best."

 

Birthday: 13.07.1985

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Carl Hester, Judith Harvey

Success:
Olympic games: 2012 London - Gold Medal with the Team and in the individual ranking, 2016 Rio - Gold Medal in the individual ranking, 2020/2021 Tokio - Bronze Medal with the Team and in the individual ranking
World Equestrian Games: Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal from 2014 to 2018 with the Team and in the individual ranking
European Championchips: Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal with the Team and in the individual ranking from 2011 to 2015
Victory in the World Cup Final 2014 and 2015

Hobbies except of riding: shopping, spending time with friends, walking with her dogs

Instagram: @charlotte_dujardincbe
Facebook: @charlottedujardinCBE
Twitter: @CSJDujardin

Markus und Johannes Ehning, Germany

"In horse riding safety is a must! This is why we only use Sprenger’s System 4 and Bow Balance stirrups that fulfil our high requirements on quality and functionality."

Marcus Ehning

Birthday: 19.04.1974

Residence: Borken, Germany

Discipline: showjumping

Success:
Olympic Games: 2000 Sydney - Gold Medal with the Team
World Equeatrian Games: 2006 - Bronze Medal with the Team, 2010 - Gold Medal with the team
European Championchips: Gold and Silver Medal with the Team from 1999 to 2019, Bronze Medal in the individual ranking (2003)
German Championchips: 2002 - Gold Medal, 2000-2011 - in sum four Silver Medals

Instagram: @marcusehning.official
Facebook: @Sportpferde-Ehning-GbR

Johannes Ehning

Birthday: 09.10.1982

Residence: Stadtlohn, Germany

Discipline: showjumping

Success:
European Championchips Juniore: Gold and Bronze Medal in the individual ranking (1999/2000), Silver Medal with the Team 1999 and 2000
European Championships Young riders: 2001 Silver Medal with the Team, 2003 Gold Medal with the Team

Website: johannesehningshowjumpers.com
Instagram: @johannesehningshowjumpers
Facebook: @johannesehningshowjumpers

 

Marco Kutscher, Germany

“To perform at the highest level regularly, everything must be right. Sprenger develops products for all types and characters of horses which makes my life easier for competitions. When you’re jumping a course you have to react fast and need reliable equipment.”

 

Birthday: 02.05.1975

Residence: Bad Essen, Germany

Discipline: showjumping

Success:
Olympic Games: 2004 Athen - Bronze Medal in individual and Team ranking
European Championships: 2005 - Gold Medal in individual and Team ranking, 2011 Madrid - Gold Medal with the Team
German Championships: 2003 - Gold Medal, 2005 - Silber Medal, 2008 - Bronze Medal

Website: kutscher-bitter.de
Instagram: @kutscherbittersportpferde
Facebook: @Bitter-Kutscher-Sportpferde

Klaus Balkenhol, Germany

“Sprenger and I have worked closely together on many innovative ideas and over the years we have kept developing new products. I am delighted with Sprenger’s commitment to horse and rider welfare and the incomparable quality of their products.“

 

Birthday: 06.12.1939

Residence: Rosendahl, Germany

Discipline: dressage

Success:
Olympic Games: 1996 - Team Gold Medal, 1992 - Team Gold Medal and Bronze Medal in the individual ranking
World Equestrian Games: 1994 - Silver Medal in the individual ranking, Gold Medal with the Team
European Championships: 1991 - Silver Medal in the individual ranking, 1993/1995 - Team Gold Medal
German Championships: Gold Medal: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995; Silver Medal: 1979, 1990
Awards: silver bay leaf (1992), Bambi (1992), order of merit of the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen(1997), master of riding (2011)

Website: balkenhol.org
Instagram: @klaus_balkenhol@team_balkenhol

Jean Bemelmans, Germany

“The company philosophy of Sprenger has convinced me. The horse’s mouth is extremely sensitive and Sprenger are always up to date with their intensive research catering for the needs of horse and rider. Their motto “Leading with feeling“ speaks for itself.“

 

Birthday: 03.09.1949

Residence: Krefeld, Germany

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Robert Schmidtke

Success:
Olympic Games: 2004 - Silver Medal as trainer of the spanish dressage equipe
World Equestrian Games: 2002 - Bronze Medal as trainer of the spanish dressage equipe
European Championships: 2003 - Silver Medal as trainer of the spanish dressage equipe
German Championships: 1987/1988/1990 Bronze Medal
Awards: master of riding since 1989

Helen Langehanenberg, Germany

"The huge Sprenger range helps me find the right bit for every horse. The materials Aurigan and SENSOGAN are unique and effective since they are specially developed to be used in a horse’s mouth. This is why Sprenger bits are indispensable for me and my horses. You shouldn’t compromise when it comes to the very sensitive mouth of your horse – quality is what counts."

 

Birthday: 21.05.1982

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Ingrid Klimke, Klaus Balkenhol

Success:
Olympic Games: 2012 London - Silver Medal with the Team
World Equestrian Games: 2014 Normandie - Gold Medal with the Team, Silver Medal in Grand Prix Special and Freestyle
European Championships: 2013 Herning - Gold Medal with the team, Silver Medal in Grand Prix Special and Freestyle
German Championships: 2012/2013 - Gold Medal in Grand Prix Special and Freestyle, 2019 - Bronze Medal in Freestyle
Weltcup-Finale: 2013/2014 - Victory with Damon Hill, 2012 - second place

Hobbies except of riding: spending time with family and friends

Website: langehanenberg.de
Instagram: @helenlangehanenberg.official
Facebook: @langehanenberg

Hubertus Schmidt, Germany

„Sprenger-Produkte überzeugen durch die Kombination von Funktionalität und Design. Ob Gebisse, Steigbügel oder Sporen, für mich gibt es keine Alternative.“

 

Birthday: 08.10.1959

Residence: Borchen, Germany

Discipline: dressage

Success:
Olympic Games: 2004 Athen - Gold Medal with the Team
World Equestrian Games: 2006 Aachen - Gold Medal with the Team
European Championships: 2005 Hagen - Gold Medal with the Team, Silver Medal in the individual ranking
Worldcup Final: 2004 Düsseldorf - 4. place
2012 Hamburg - victory at Spring- & Dressurderby

Hobbies except of riding: travel, riding motorcyecles

Website: hubertusschmidt.com

Carl Hester, Britain

“The horse’s mouth is to be respected and Sprenger bits use only the finest metals and craftsmanship – giving me total reassurance. Your horse only has one mouth – so make sure you use the best bits available: Sprenger.”

 

Birthday: 09.06.1967

Residence: near Gloucester, Britain

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Wilfried Otto Bechtholsheimer

Success:
Olympic Games: 2012 London - Team Gold Medal, 2016 Rio - Team Silver Medal, 2020/2021 Tokio - Bronze with the Team
World Equestrian Games: 2010 Lexington - Silver Medal with the Team, 2014 Normandie - Silver Medal with the Team, 2018 Tryon - Team Bronze Medal
European Championships: 2009/2015 - Team Silver Medal, 2011 - Team Gold Medal, Silver Medal in the individual ranking in Grand Prix Spezial and Freestyle
Six-time britsh champion

Website: carlhester.co.uk
Instagram: @carlhestermbe
Facebook: @carlhester
Twitter: @HesterDressage

Laura Tomlinson, Britain

"We use Sprenger bits for all our horses. Sprenger manufacture and design top quality, research proven bits. They are committed to providing a sensitive connection between horse and rider – a happy horse is a horse ridden in Sprenger. I wouldn’t use any other brand of bit."

Birthday: 31.01.1985

Residence: Gloucestshire, Britain

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Wilfried Otto Bechtholsheimer, Ian Woodhead, Markus Gribbe, Klaus Balkenhol

Success:
Olympic Games: 2012 London - Team Gold Medal and Individual Bronze Medal
World Equestrian Games: 2010 Kentucky - Silver Medal with the Team, in Grand Prix Spezial and Freestyle
European Championships: 2009 - Team Silver Medal and Bronze Medal in the individual ranking (Grand Prix Spezial)
Awards: Order of the British Empire through Queen Elisabeth 

Hobbies except of riding: spending time with family

Website: lauratomlinson.co.uk
Instagram: @laurabtomlinson
Facebook: @lauratomlinsondressage
Twitter: @LauraB_dressage

Ruth Edge, Britain

“For me the Sprenger bits give me the ultimate feel and connection with my horse’s mouth and the quality is second to none.”

 

Birthday: 08.1979

Residence: Freehay, Britain

Discipline: eventing, dressage

Success: clear rounds at Badminton, Britsh Champion in eventing, Five Star winning event rider, national dressage titles

Website: ruthedge.com
Instagram: @ruth_edge_
Facebook: @RuthEdgeEventing
Twitter: @Ruth_Edge

Guenter Seidel, USA

“Having worked with Klaus Balkenhol for many years I am very pleased to also use Sprenger products. Sprenger seems to always have a solution for all situations and is far above the rest in quality, design and performance. I am honored to be associated with Sprenger products.”

 

Birthday: 23.09.1960

Residence: California, USA

Discipline: dressage

Success:
Olympic Games: 1996/2000/2004 - Bronze Medal with the Team
World Equestrian Games: 2002 - Team Silver Medal, 2006 - Team Bronze Medal
Pan American Games: 1995 - Silver with the Team
World Cup Final: 2003 - Bronze Medal

Instagram: @guenterhseidel

Jan Ebeling, USA

“The connection I establish in training is the most important element in my system. Herm. Sprenger’s brand of bits and spurs are my trusted choice with all my horses.”

 

Birthday: 09.09.1958

Discipline: dressage

Success: Pan American Games: 2003 - Team Gold Medal

Hobbies except of riding: hiking, cycling, snorkelling, travelling with his wife and their son

Instagram: @acresrnch
Facebook: @jan.ebeling.79
Twitter: @JanEbeling

Lisa Wilcox, USA

"Sprenger have proven to be the best through their high quality and innovation, producing new products that are improving the way the riders communicate with their horse. It has been a great experience for me to be able to share my ideas and concepts with Sprenger. Together with Sprenger we developed the WH ULTRA bit which I am thrilled with, my horses love it! Only the best for me and my horses!"

 

Birthday: 08.09.1966

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Herbert Rehbein

Success:
Olympic Games: 2004 Athen - Team Bronze Medal USA
World Equestrian Games: 2002 Jerez - Team Silver Medal USA

Hobbies except of riding: diving

Instagram: @lisawilcoxdressage
Facebook: @lisawilcoxdressage

Jos Lansink, Belgium

“For many years I have been riding with Sprenger bits and stirrups. Reliability and safety are first for me and I can truly rely on Sprenger.“

 

Birthday: 19.03.1961

Residence: Meeuwen, Belgium

Discipline: showjumping

Success:
Olympimpic Games: 1992 Barcelona - Team Gold Medal Netherlands
World Equestrian Games: 2002 Jerez - Team Bronze Medal, 2006 Aachen - Gold Medal in the individual ranking, 2010 Lexington - Team Bronze Medal
European Championships: 1989 - Bronze Medal in the individual ranking, 1991 - Bronze Medal in the individual ranking und Team Gold Medal, 1997 - Team Silver Medal, 1999 - Team Bronze Medal, 2007 - Silver Medal in the individual ranking

Website: lansink.be
Instagram: @joslansinkofficial
Facebook: @joslansinkofficial

Roger-Yves Bost, France

“When it comes to bitting there is only one choice for the comfort and well-being of my horses: Sprenger!”

 

Birthday: 21.10.1965

Discipline: showjumping

Success:
Olympic Games: 2016 Rio - Team Gold Medal France
World Equestrian Games: 1990 - Team Gold Medal, 1994/1998 - Team Silver Medal
European Championships: 2013 - Gold in the individual ranking
French Championships: 1988/1997 - Gold in the individual ranking

Instagram: @rogeryvesbost
Facebook: @rogeryvesbosty
Twitter: @ryBost

Fia Lindh, Finland

“I have always been very happy to use Sprenger bits and after I have started using SENSOGAN, my horses seem better to accept the bit and feel more relaxed in the mouth and thereby less tense in the rest of the body. The result: a happier horse and rider.”

Birthday: 17.12.1969

Discipline: dressage

Trainer: Jon Pederson

Success: many placements in the difficult class, participating at Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games

Hobbies except of riding: gardening, cooking, yoga

Instagram: @mikaela_lindh

Jessica Süss, Germany

„Sprenger stands for tradition and quality for me. The right bit is indispensable for the well being of my horses during training. That is why I trust in the expertise of Sprenger.”

 

Birthday: 25.08.1984

Residence: Warendorf, Germany

Discipline: dressage

Favourite competition: CHIO Aachen, Balve Optimum

Trainer: Ton de Ridder

Success: placements up to FEI World Cup

Hobbies except of riding: meeting friends, her dog Enya, spend time with the family

Instagram: @jessicasuess
Facebook: @jessicasuessdressage
Tiktok: @jessica.suess