It will be a first Badminton for German amateur rider Anna-Katharina Vogel (26) who is based in Marktoberdorf in Bavaria (southern Germany). In 2022 with Badminton entry DSP Quintana, she completed Pau in (11th ) – a first event at the level for the combination. In 2019 they competed as individuals at the European Championships in Luhmuhlen (14th).
Anna-Katharina is a state-certified draftswoman and works part-time in her father’s engineering office. The rest of the day she trains her horses and teaches riding students from the town’s riding and driving club Marktoberdorf e.V.
Anna-Katharina first encountered horses through her aunt who runs a training stable and aged seven started lessons. Two years later she acquired her first pony with who she discovered eventing. With her next pony she won the Bavarian championship and the Federal Junior Championship and in 2011 competed in the Pony Europeans and the following year was 4th in the German Pony Riders Championships. In 2013 she won bronze at the Junior German Championships (Quintano P) and the pair was 4th at the 2013 Junior Europeans in Jardy.
At the end of 2012, Quintana “Quinn” came to Anna. In 2017, the two contested their first 3* and finished the year in fifth place in the U25s. In 2018, they secured qualification for the European Championships and the following year riding as individuals finished the 2019 European Championships in Luhmühlen in 14th. In 2020 the pair won the bronze medal at the German Championships.
Anna trains with Werner Ehinger (show jumping), Jarno Debusschere and Hans Melzer and Ramona Ritzel (dressage).
DSP Quintana is a 16-year-old Brandenberg registered mare (DSP) with an exemplary jumping pedigree. Bred by Tobias PfitzmannShe is by leading Holstein sire Quality 9 (a grandson of Quidam de Revel) out of the former 2* event mare Lady Sunshine P by the prodigious jumping sire Landor S. She was acquired by Anna as a five-year-old from the breeder and has been produced by Anna-Katherina. The combination is its 10th season together. Since 2018 they have competed successfully in 3&4* and last year they completed their first 5* at Pau (11th). She is described as ‘the Queen of the stable’.
DSP Quintana P
16.0hh , bay , mare
Sire Quality 9
Dam Lady Sunshine P 2 (Landor S)
Breeder Tobias Pfitzmann