Felix Vogg

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY - SUNDAY 12 MAY, 2024

Felix Vogg

Switzerland
  • 33 - Cartania

Biography

It will be a first Badminton for German-based Swiss Olympian Felix Vogg (32) and a 5* debut for his entry Cartania. Last year the pair was 14th at the European Championships in Pratoni. In 2022 Felix won the 5* at Luhmuhlen (Colero) the first Swiss rider to win at the level since Hans Schwarzenbach won Badminton in 1951.

Felix grew up alongside horses on his family’s farm on Lake Constance with his brothers, Christian and Ben. He competed in Pony, Junior and Young Rider European Championships. Between 2008 and 2011, Felix was based in Warendorf where he completed the professional rider’s apprenticeship, at the end of which he won the Stensbeck Award.

In 2012 he won the FEI World Cup title and in 2013 was selected for his first senior European Championships and received the Goldenes Reitabzeichen [Golden Riding Badge awarded for sporting success] in recognition of his achievements. Having trained with some of the best as part of the German Olympiad Committee for cavalry in Warendorf (2009-2010) then with Michael Jung (2010-2013) and Dirk Schrade (2014-2016), Felix became a regular member of the Swiss Eventing Team.

He also contested the ’17, ’19 & ’21 Europeans, the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in 2014, Tryon 2018 and Pratoni 2022.He represented Switzerland at the 2016 Rio and 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He has broken his arm on four occasions.

Felix now trains full time in Germany with Bettina Hoy.

His younger brother Ben (30) also competes; he also competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (43rd) the 2014 World Games and 2015 and 2017 European Championships – the brothers were on the same team in 2017. Their Grandfather Roland Perret competed in eventing in the 1956 summer Olympic Games

Cartania owned by Phoenix Eventing and rider is a 12-year-old Holstein mare. Bred in Germany by Gunter Koch, she is by the Carthago son Cartani 4 an international jumper, out of a mare by Clinton. She was acquired in 2018 from Kevin McNab – and previously competed to one-star by Emma McNab.

 

Entries

Cartania

HOLST, Germany, 2011
16.2hh , bay , mare

Sire Cartani

Dam Z-Schatzi (Clinton)

Breeder Gunter Koch

Owner(s): Phoenix Eventing
& Rider

Notable Results

2022 – Pau CCI5*L 17th Colero

2022 – Pratoni CH-M-C 14th Cartania

2022 – Luhmuhlen CCI5*L 1st Colero

2022 – Baborowko CCI4*S 1st Colero

2022 – Marbach CCI4*S 7th Cartania

2021 – Tokyo OG 19th Colero

2021 – Avenches CH-EU-CCI4*L 8th Cartania

2020 – Montelibretti CCI4*L 2nd Cartania

2020 – Pratoni CCI4*S 3rd Cartania

2019 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-CCI4*L 35th Archie Rocks

2019 – Lexington CCI5*L 6th Colero

2018 – Tryon WEG 70th Colero

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* El On Fire

2016 – Rio OG El On Fire

2014 – Caen WEG 49th On Fire

2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* ret On Fire

2011 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 11th Maverick McNamara

2010 – Pardubice CH-EU-Y-C2* 20th Touch of Sportsfield

2009 – Waregem CH-EU-Y-C2* 38th Cool Hand Luc

2007 – Avenches CH-EU-J-C1* 28th Joy des Ibis

2006 – Saumur CH-EU-P-C2* 4th Connection D

2004 – Jaszkowo CH-EU-P-C2* 34th Cyrano

2003 – Necarne Castle CH-EU-P-C2* 18th Connection D