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Andreas Ostholt

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German rider Andreas Ostholt (38) last came to Badminton in 2011. He was an individual member of the German squad at the 2014 WEG finishing 9th with Badminton entry So Is Et and the combination is the reigning German Champion (runners up Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob).

Andreas grew up around horses on his father’s farm. After competing in modern pentathlon at school, at the age of 14 he switched to horses. He is an ‘athlete solider’ and Head of the Riding Unit of the Sport Development Group at the German Military Sports School in Warendorf. He is a well-known competitor of German National Championships and German Professional Riders Championships in which he has been regularly well placed and came to international prominence in 2002 with Lady Lemon with who he first rode at Badminton in 2008. In 2011 he first won the German championships (Franco Jeus) and that year was a member of the team at the European championships and was long-listed for London 2012. He has trained pupils up to European Championship level.

Andreas’s philosophy is that ‘the basic formula for success is optimisation and good training’. He trains with Chris Bartle, Hans Melzer, Jurgen Koschel and Gunther Winkler. He is married to Sabrina and the couple has a two-year-old boy, Ludwig.

His older brother Frank represented Germany at the 2010 WEG and is married to Swedish team rider Sarah Algotsson.

So Is Et is a 13-year-old Westphalian gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Sunlight (the sire of Butts Lennox) out of a mare by the Westphalian state stud stallion Rotarier (by Ramiro). He was acquired from his breeder as a four-year-old and has been produced by Andreas.




So Is Et

Westfalen, Germany, 2003
16.0hh , dark brown , gelding

Sire Sunlight XX

Dam Rotessa (Rotarier)

Breeder Mat Padmos

Owner(s): DOKR, Warendorf, Germany.
Marcelis Padmos, Rheda-Wiedenbr�ck, Germany

Notable Results

2016   Fontainebleau 33rd So Is Et

2015 – Renswoude CIC3* 7th So Is Et

2015 – Luhmuhlen CIC3* 1st So Is Et

2015 – Houghton Hall CICO3* 2nd So Is Et

2014 – Caen WEG 9th So Is Et

2014 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 6th So Is Et

2014 – Houghton Hall CICO3* 3rd So is Et

2013 – Bialy Bor CCI3* 1st So is Et

2013 – Sopot CIC3* 1st So Is Et

2011 – Pau CCI4* 12th Franco Jeas

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-3* El Franco Jeus

2010 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 8th Franco Jeas

2009 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 4th Franco Jeas, 10th Rainman


2011 – Ret Franco Jeus

2008 – Ret’d XC Lady Lemon