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Welcome to Sportpferde Ehning

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of Sportpferde Ehning.

Get to know our riding-stable and inform yourself about our successful stallions as well as our world-famous horses. In addition, we will give you an insight into the glorious past of our victorious horses, such as the well-known Olympic champion “For Pleasure”. Of course, we will also keep you up to date on current events relating to sport horses in Ehning.

  • Marcus Ehning is to German showjumping like the stirrup to the saddle. Read more about the genuine Westfalian and successful rider and horseman:
    Marcus started riding at the age of seven. He took riding lessons, along with his sister, Kerstin, in the riding club of Borken. Some videos still exist in the Ehning archives of Marcus’ first beginner’s shows (E- and A-classes) on Ponies and adult horses.

    Although not every ride was successful, Marcus was very ambitious from the beginning. As a result, he once received a special award for completing a course—even though in the process he had fallen off the horse three times!

    Marcus quickly learned how to adjust to different horses and his father Richard made sure that he had suitable horses.

  • Marcus started riding at the age of seven. He took riding lessons, along with his sister, Kerstin, in the riding club of Borken. Some videos still exist in the Ehning archives of Marcus’ first beginner’s shows (E- and A-classes) on Ponies and adult horses.
    Although not every ride was successful, Marcus was very ambitious from the beginning. As a result, he once received a special award for completing a course—even though in the process he had fallen off the horse three times! Marcus quickly learned how to adjust to different horses and his father Richard made sure that he had suitable horses.

    All of the Ehning children learned how to ride on the Pony “Narmit”, who brought Marcus safely to success. “Lord,” Marcus’ first adult horse, gave him the confidence to compete in his first low and medium level shows (L- and M classes). Marcus then rode “Metaxa,” a horse very dear to him but also for sale. When she was as good as sold, however, Marcus lit a candle for her every evening and spent his time sitting next to her in the stable. Marcus’ father got the message and cancelled the deal.
    Another pony called “Starlight” was responsible for Marcus’ first international success and helped him win the Gold Medal in the European Championships in both 1990/91. With “Starlight” and “Queen” he triumphed in several medium level shows (M-classes). He finally won the German Championships in 1991 with his third pony “Bright Ruby.”

    Marcus competed his first high level show (S-class) with “Cygan.” He finished the class with two rails down. 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.
    Marcus had a lot of exciting jump-offs, especially with his horse “Opium“. With the gelding he won more than 40 classes, among these triumphantly the “Preis der Nationen” (Nations Cup) as well as the Grand Prix in Warsaw. Today, the 26 year-old horse enjoys his well deserved retirement on Ehning’s pastures.

    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. “For Pleasure’s” previous career with rider Lars Nieberg is surely still in everybodies memory. His enourmous jumping talent, vibrant presence and wonderful character made the Hanovarian stallion an extraordinary horse.

    Plot Blue, Cornado, Comme Il Faut, Singular LS La Silla, Gaudi 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.

    In his spare time, Marcus plays soccer with his brother Johannes. Not far from the competition stable Marcus and his family live in their own home.

  • Name: Marcus Ehning

    geboren: 1974

    Familienstand: verheiratet mit Nadia Ehning (geb. Zülow)

    Kinder: Yula Ekaterina (2009), Davy Andreas (2011), Nael Fyor (2013), Lyas Anatol (2016)

    Eltern: Hilde Ehning (Lehrerin), Richard Ehning (Viehkaufmann)

    Geschwister: Kerstin (1973), Karina (1979), Cornelia (1981), Johannes (1982)

    Berufsausbildung: Groß- und Außenhandelskaufmann

    Lieblingsfarbe: grün

    Leibspeise: Rumpsteak mit Pommes

    Lieblingspferd: Panama

    Erfolgspferd: For Pleasure

    Lieblingstier: Pferd, Hund

    Lieblingsfilm: Forrest Gump

    Lieblingsgetränk: Apfelschorle, Kaffee

    Lieblingsreiseziel: Dubai

    Lieblingsturnier: CHIO Aachen

    Lieblingsschauspieler: Tom Hanks

Breeding stallions

Our breeding stallions represent quality and proven athletic heritage.
Renowned sires have proven success in their own right and will pass on their talents and motivation to the next generation. Offspring of our sires are competing very successfully in national and international competitions. Here you see the overview of our breeding stallions – if you have questions do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

  • For Pleasure
  • A la Carte NRW-DE
  • Cornado NRW
  • Funky Fred
  • Sandro Boy
  • For Pleasure

    For Pleasure

    Born: 1986

    Died: 2011

    Sire: Furioso II

    Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

    Breeder: Robert Diestel

    Owner: Robert Diestel Stiftung

    Contact information

    More information available from:

    Zuchthof-Zilling
    Laersche Straße 28
    D – 49219 Glandorf

    Tel: +49 (0) 5426 4173
    Fax: +49 (0) 5426 3943

    Internet: www.Zuchthof-Zilling.de
    E-Mail: Brigitte.Zilling@Zuchthof-Zilling.de


    Results

    2000 Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney with the Team and 4th place in the individual standings

    1999 and 2003 Gold medal at the European Championships in Hickstead and Donaueschingen with the team

    2003 Bronze medal at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in the individual standings

    10 international Grand Prix wins

    7 Nation Cup wins for Germany

  • A la Carte NRW-DE

      A la Carte NRW

      Born: 2008

      Sire: Abke

      Dam: Luxilla von Lux – Polydor

      Owner: Landgestüt NRW

      Contact information

      More Information available from:

      NRW Landgestüt
      Zentral-Besamungsstation Warendorf
      Sassenberger Str. 11
      48231 Warendorf

      Tel.: 02581/636927
      Mobil: 0172/ 2906158
      Fax: 02581/ 636951

      Mail: hengststation-waf@landgestuet.nrw.de


      Results

    • Cornado NRW

      Cornado NRW

      Born: 2003

      Sire: Cornet Obolensky

      Dam: Acobata von Acobat – Cantus

      Breeder: Antonius Schulze-Averdiek

      Owner: NRW – Landgestüt

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      NRW Landgestüt
      Zentral-Besamungsstation Warendorf
      Sassenberger Str. 11
      48231 Warendorf

      Tel.: 02581/636927
      Mobil: 0172/ 2906158
      Fax: 02581/ 636951

      Mail: hengststation-waf@landgestuet.nrw.de


      Results

      2014 4th place in the World Cup Final of Lyon

      2014 Winner of there Grand Prix of Paris

      2014 Winner of the Grand Prix of Bordeaux

      2013 Winner of the Grand Prix of Herning

    • Funky Fred

      Funky Fred

      Born: 2005

      Sire: For Pleasure

      Dam: Panama von Pilot – Salut

      Breeder: Hilde Ehning

      Owner: Sportpferde Ehning GbR

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      Hengststation Vornholt
      Angelmodder Weg 82 · 48167 Münster

      Tel: +49 02506/1244

      Fax:+49 02506/6169

      Station: +49 0160/7269629 · +49 0171/5316249

      Internet: www.hengststation-vornholt.de
      Email: info@hubertvornholt.de


      Results
    • Sandro Boy

      Sandro Boy

      Born: 1993

      Sire: Sandro

      Dam: Wiadora von Grannus – Argentinus

      Breeder: Rudolf Meyer

      Owner: NYBOR Pferde – GmbH & Co KG

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      Hengststation Vornholt
      Angelmodder Weg 82 · 48167 Münster

      Tel: +49 02506/1244

      Fax:+49 02506/6169

      Station: +49 0160/7269629 · +49 0171/5316249

      Internet: www.hengststation-vornholt.de
      Email: info@hubertvornholt.de


      Results

      2007 Winner in the Nations Cup of Barcelona

      2006 Winner of the World Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur

      14 Wins in international Grand Prix

    For Pleasure

    For Pleasure

    For Pleasure

    Born: 1986

    Died: 2011

    Sire: Furioso II

    Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

    Breeder: Robert Diestel

    Owner: Robert Diestel Stiftung

    Contact information

    More information available from:

    Zuchthof-Zilling
    Laersche Straße 28
    D – 49219 Glandorf

    Tel: +49 (0) 5426 4173
    Fax: +49 (0) 5426 3943

    Internet: www.Zuchthof-Zilling.de
    E-Mail: Brigitte.Zilling@Zuchthof-Zilling.de


    Results

    2000 Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney with the Team and 4th place in the individual standings

    1999 and 2003 Gold medal at the European Championships in Hickstead and Donaueschingen with the team

    2003 Bronze medal at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in the individual standings

    10 international Grand Prix wins

    7 Nation Cup wins for Germany

    A la Carte NRW-DE

    A la Carte NRW-DE

      A la Carte NRW

      Born: 2008

      Sire: Abke

      Dam: Luxilla von Lux – Polydor

      Owner: Landgestüt NRW

      Contact information

      More Information available from:

      NRW Landgestüt
      Zentral-Besamungsstation Warendorf
      Sassenberger Str. 11
      48231 Warendorf

      Tel.: 02581/636927
      Mobil: 0172/ 2906158
      Fax: 02581/ 636951

      Mail: hengststation-waf@landgestuet.nrw.de


      Results

      Cornado NRW

      Cornado NRW

      Cornado NRW

      Born: 2003

      Sire: Cornet Obolensky

      Dam: Acobata von Acobat – Cantus

      Breeder: Antonius Schulze-Averdiek

      Owner: NRW – Landgestüt

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      NRW Landgestüt
      Zentral-Besamungsstation Warendorf
      Sassenberger Str. 11
      48231 Warendorf

      Tel.: 02581/636927
      Mobil: 0172/ 2906158
      Fax: 02581/ 636951

      Mail: hengststation-waf@landgestuet.nrw.de


      Results

      2014 4th place in the World Cup Final of Lyon

      2014 Winner of there Grand Prix of Paris

      2014 Winner of the Grand Prix of Bordeaux

      2013 Winner of the Grand Prix of Herning

      Funky Fred

      Funky Fred

      Funky Fred

      Born: 2005

      Sire: For Pleasure

      Dam: Panama von Pilot – Salut

      Breeder: Hilde Ehning

      Owner: Sportpferde Ehning GbR

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      Hengststation Vornholt
      Angelmodder Weg 82 · 48167 Münster

      Tel: +49 02506/1244

      Fax:+49 02506/6169

      Station: +49 0160/7269629 · +49 0171/5316249

      Internet: www.hengststation-vornholt.de
      Email: info@hubertvornholt.de


      Results

      Sandro Boy

      Sandro Boy

      Sandro Boy

      Born: 1993

      Sire: Sandro

      Dam: Wiadora von Grannus – Argentinus

      Breeder: Rudolf Meyer

      Owner: NYBOR Pferde – GmbH & Co KG

      Contact information

      More information available from:

      Hengststation Vornholt
      Angelmodder Weg 82 · 48167 Münster

      Tel: +49 02506/1244

      Fax:+49 02506/6169

      Station: +49 0160/7269629 · +49 0171/5316249

      Internet: www.hengststation-vornholt.de
      Email: info@hubertvornholt.de


      Results

      2007 Winner in the Nations Cup of Barcelona

      2006 Winner of the World Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur

      14 Wins in international Grand Prix

      And in fact, a horse that carries itself proudly, is something so beautiful, admirable and astonishing, that it attracts the eyes of all spectators. Nobody gets tired of looking at it as long as it shows itself in its splendor.

      Events 2020/21

      • April

        07.- 10. Leipzig Worldcup Finale
        14. – 17. — — — —
        21. – 24. Hagen CSI 4*
        27. – 30. Riesenbeck CSI 2*
      • May

        05. – 08.
        12. – 15. Madrid GCT
        19. – 22.
        25. – 29. Hamburg GCT

      Sponsors

      Our sport would only be marginally possible without the support of our sponsors and supporters.
      For us, sponsoring means a trusting relationship and also a bit of a “win-win situation”. For the support of our longtime sponsors and supporters we are especially grateful. Thank you very much!

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      • Passier Logo
      • Cavalerriea Logo
      • Pavo Logo
      • Veredus
      • Logo Kanne Brottrunk
      • Logo Tucci
      • Logo Kep
      • Logo Sprenger

        Partner

        Our partners have, in part, supported us for many years.
        The cooperation with specially selected brands is a conscious decision for responsability and effectiveness in the horse sport – a passion we have in common. Together we create synergy – day in, day out and that’s why we are a strong team. Thank you very much!

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        • Passier Logo
        • Cavalerriea Logo
        • Pavo Logo
        • Logo NYBOR
        • Logo Björn
        • Logo Lensing1
        • Logo Hepp
        • Logo Persson
        • Logo Tandem
        • Logo Schockemöhle
        • Logo Berrbaum
        • Logo Horse Spas
        • Logo 6th Avenue

          Current horses

          Our current horses are as different from each other as there are daily jobs in the sport.
          We have different horses of varying performance levels and bloodlines in our barn. In our daily work and together with our partners we select for motivation, scope, intelligence and last, but not least, heart. Success is possible only when all factors combine perfectly. An overview of our current horses is found here.

          • - Cupfer -

            - Cupfer -

            Born
            2013
            Sire
            Casall
            Dam
            Boudica by Landos – Carvallo
            Breeder
            NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG
            Owner
            NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG

          • - Cloe GP Z -

            - Cloe GP Z -

            Born
            2010
            Sire
            Corrdino
            Dam
            Grupo Prom Twinky Z by Takashi van Berkenbroek
            Breeder
            Grupo Prom
            Owner
            Heritage Stud Ltd.

          • - Calanda -

            - Calanda -

            Born
            2008
            Sire
            Calido
            Dam
            Cassandra by Chasseur I – Glockenklang
            Breeder
            Heinz Lorenz
            Owner
            Maren Schmitt-Nolte

          • - Diathago -

            - Diathago -

            Born
            2011
            Sire
            Diamant de Semilly
            Dam
            Valerie by Carthago – Calando I
            Breeder
            ZG Maatschap Team Nijhof and Ten pas
            Owner
            Landgestüt NRW

          • - Flower Girl -

            - Flower Girl -

            Born
            2013
            Sire
            Hickstead
            Dam
            Vernisage By Catoki – Cor de la Bryere
            Breeder
            Michael Szadkowski
            Owner
            NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG

          • - A la Carte -

            - A la Carte -

            Born
            2008
            Sire
            Abke
            Dam
            Luxilla by Lux Z – Polydor
            Breeder
            Jenny Ekkel
            Owner
            Landgestüt NRW

          • - Funky Fred -

            - Funky Fred -

            Born
            2005
            Sire
            For Pleasure
            Dam
            Panama by Pilot -Salut
            Breeder
            Hilde Ehning
            Owner
            Sportpferde Ehning GbR

          • - Comme sa mere -

            - Comme sa mere -

            Born
            2015
            Sire
            Comme il Faut
            Dam
            Noltes Küchengirl by Lord Z – Cambridge Cole
            Breeder
            Maren Schmitt-Nolte
            Owner
            Maren Schmitt-Nolte

          • - Baloubet's Rose Dree Boeken -

            - Baloubet's Rose Dree Boeken -

            Born
            2015
            Sire
            Baloubet du Rouet
            Dam
            Dree Boeken’s Victoria II by Vulkano – Mariner xx
            Breeder
            Zuchthof Dree Böken
            Owner
            Zuchthof Dree Böken

          • - Cornet's Röschen Dree Boeken -

            - Cornet's Röschen Dree Boeken -

            Born
            2016
            Sire
            Coornet Obolensky
            Dam
            Vulkano’s Röschen by Vulkano – Julio Mariner xx
            Breeder
            Zuchthof Dree Böken
            Owner
            Zuchthof Dree Böken

          • - Priam du Roset -

            - Priam du Roset -

            Born
            2011
            Sire
            Plot Blue
            Dam
            Ganaelle du Roset by Tanael du Serein – Filou
            Breeder
            Claire & Philippe Rizzoli
            Owner
            Sportpferde Ehning GbR & NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG

          • - Stargold -

            - Stargold -

            Born
            2011
            Sire
            Stakkato Gold
            Dam
            Charme by Lord Weingard – Contender
            Breeder
            Gestüt Sprehe GmbH
            Owner
            Elm Rock BV

          • - Plot's Princess -

            - Plot's Princess -

            Born
            2016
            Sire
            Plot Blue
            Dam
            Noltes Küchengirl by Lord Z – Cambridge Cole
            Breeder
            Maren Schmitt-Nolte
            Owner
            Maren Schmitt-Nolte

            Previous Grand Prix horses

            Our previous grand-prix horses wrote horse sport history.
            They showed heir true colors in numerous Nations Cups and Championships for Germany and without the strong spirit of those ambitious top athletes we would not have been as successful as we were – we associate their names with so many breathtaking memories. Find out more about our world-renown previous grand-prix horses here.

            • Comme Il Faut-DE
            • For Pleasure
            • Anka
            • Sandro Boy
            • Noltes Küchengirl
            • Sabrina
            • Plot Blue

              Comme Il Faut

              Born: 2005

              Sire: Cornet Obolensky

              Dam: Ratina Z von Ramiro – Alme Z

              Breeder: B & S Sportpferde GmbH

              Owner: Gestüt Zhaschkow


              Results

              2014 2nd place in an international class with jump-off, 1,50m in Paderborn.

              2014 2nd place in the Grand Prix of Dortmund.

            • For Pleasure

              Born: 1986

              Died: 2011

              Sire: Furioso II

              Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

              Breeder: Robert Diestel

              Owner: Robert Diestel Stiftung

              Development

              For Pleasure was ambitious and good-natured, and he was always focused while training and competing. His personality and success have made him an extraordinary horse. For Pleasure was a breeding stallion and has produced successful offspring competing at the Grand Prix level.

              For Pleasure was Marcus’ most successful horse. Together they have won several medals and achieved innumerable victories and placings.

              For Pleasure was retired from the sport at the “CHIO 2006” in Aachen in May 2006. He was a breeding stallion at home with the Ehning family.

              Karina Ehning remained in charge of For Pleasure, her favourite horse in the barn, and ensured a pleasant retirement, a special treatment for an extraordinary horse.

              His favourite song was, by the way, the German national anthem and his nickname was “Freddy”.

              Results

              2000 Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney with the Team and 4th place in the individual standings

              1999 and 2003 Gold medal at the European Championships in Hickstead and Donaueschingen with the team

              2003 Bronze medal at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in the individual standings

              10 international Grand Prix wins

              7 Nation Cup wins for Germany

              Lifetime winnings: 1.843.652,- Euro

            • Anka

              Born: 1992

              Died: 2014

              Sire: Argentinus

              Dam: Wenke von Waidmann – Camillo

              Breeder: Gerhard Janssen

              Owner: Friedrich Stürzer und Sportpferde Ehning GbR

              Development

              Anka was only 5 years old when he came to Marcus’s barn. He showed her in the classes for young horses and also competed her successfully at the Bundeschampionat. As a 7 year old, in December, she already jumped her first Grand Prix and was highly placed. She continued to be one of the most dependable horses with Marcus, due to her very good ridability, scope and carefulness she was started often in the biggest classes. Anka crowned her career with the win at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2003. But also in the years after that she won many classes, among them the Nations Cup in La Baule. After her retirement she was a broodmare at the Ehnings barn for 7 years and gave birth to 5 foals.

              Results

              2006 Winner of the Grand Prix of Spangenberg

              2004 Winner of the Nations Cup in La Baule

              2003 Winner of the Nations Cup in Calgary

              2003 Winner of the World Cup Final in Las Vegas, USA

              2002 Winner of the Grand Prix of Hamburg

              Lifetime winning: 773.497,- Euro

            • Sandro Boy

              Born: 1993

              Sire: Sandro

              Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

              Breeder: Rudolf Meyer

              Owner: NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG

              Development

              Sandro Boy only arrived at Marcus’ barn as an almost 10 year old and was carefully prepared to jump the big classes in 2003. Due to his very scopey jump the actual jumps were not a problem, the big leaps caused him difficulty keeping to the distances, however. That did not stop him from winning the Grand Prix of Frankfurt that same year. In the years to come he added many wins in Grand Prix as well as the win at the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The most outstanding victory in his career, however, is the win at the World Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. After 5 clear rounds he was deservedly declared the winner. His incredible scope and careful jump characterised this exceptional and stong-willed stallion until the end of his fantastic career. Even after the last round of his career, the Grand Prix of Munich in 2010, he was leading the lap of honor as the winner of the class.

              Results

              2007 Winner of the Nations Cup in Barcelona

              2006 Winner of the World Cup Finle in Kuala Lumpur

              14 Wins in international Grand Prix

              Lifetime winnings: 1.286.834,- Euro

            • Noltes Küchengirl

              Born: 1997

              Sire: Lord Z

              Dam: Classics von Cambridge Cole – Oregon

              Breeder: Eva-Maria Schmid

              Owner: Georg Nolte

              Development

              Noltes Küchengirl started her career as Lord’s Classics with Johannes in the saddle. Her outstanding quality was already evident with Johannes, who won the Grand Prix of Hamburg with her in 2005, being only 8 years old. In the following year Marcus competes Noltes Küchengirl very successfully from the beginning on. After wins in Leipzig and Bordeaux the powerful mare wins the Grand Prix of Aachen and, also not only the Nations Cup in La Baule, the Grand Prix of La Baule, also! The crack in her career due to the “stamp” at the World Championships in Aachen 2006, caused by a rider error from Marcus, by no means correlates to her strength of character. In the years following the highly sensitive mare proves her impressive form with wins in many Grand Prix as well as Nations Cups. After 9 years competing at the highest level, “Küche” is now enjoying her much deserved retirement and is expecting a foal by Comme Il Faut next spring.

              Results

              2010 Winner of the World Cup Final in Geneva (with Plot Blue)

              9 Wins in international Grand Prix

              4 Wins in Nations Cups for Germany

              2006 Most successful Nations Cup horse

              Lifetime winnings: 1.150.228,- Euro

            • Sabrina

              Born: 1999

              Sire: Sandro Boy

              Dam: Bali von Landadel – Epi D’Or

              Breeder: Josef Estendorfer

              Owner: Winley Farm LLC

              Development

              At the start Sabrina was ridden by Johannes in the classses for young horses and also shown successfully at the Bundeschampionat. Johannes also competed her in the first Youngster classes as a 7 year old before Marcus took over in the summer of 2006. He continues showing her as an 8 year old in the Youngster classes. In the years to come Sabrina becomes one of the most dependable and most profitable horses in Marcus’ stable. Among other classes she has competed twice at the World Cup Finals. Her lifetime winnings are already more than 800.000,- Euro.

              besondere sportliche Erfolge

              2014 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paris

              2013 2nd place in the Grand Prix of Frankfurt

              2012 Winner of the World Cup qualifier of London/Olympia

              2012 Winner in the Grand Prix of Bordeaux

              2011 2nd place in the Grand Prix of London/Olympia

              2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paderborn

              2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paris

              2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Dortmund

            • Plot Blue

              Born: 1997

              Sire: Mr. Blue

              Dam: Ilotte von Pilot – San Fernando

              Breeder: F.C.M Burgers

              Owner: Kathrin Somogyi

              Development

              Plot arrived at Marcus stable in the summer of 2008. The two of them quickly found their routine that year and won some big classes as well as jumped their first Nations Cup for Germany with a double clear round. The dependability of Plot Blue makes him the star in the string of Marcus’ horses. The reward for all the hard work is the win of the World Cup Final 2010 as well as the Gold medal with the Team at the World Championships in Kentucky.

              Plot Blue is regularly found winning classes at the biggest competitions all over the world and helps win Nations Cups for Germany. His lifetime winnings are more than 1.2 Million Euro. He was retired from the showjumping career in Geneva in December 2015.

              Results

              2010 Gold medal at the World Championship in Kentucky with the Team

              2010 Winner of the World Cup Final in Geneva

              2009 Winner of the Top Ten Final

              5 Wins in international Grand Prix

              5 Wins in Nation Cups

            Comme Il Faut-DE

            Comme Il Faut

            Born: 2005

            Sire: Cornet Obolensky

            Dam: Ratina Z von Ramiro – Alme Z

            Breeder: B & S Sportpferde GmbH

            Owner: Gestüt Zhaschkow


            Results

            2014 2nd place in an international class with jump-off, 1,50m in Paderborn.

            2014 2nd place in the Grand Prix of Dortmund.

            For Pleasure

            For Pleasure

            Born: 1986

            Died: 2011

            Sire: Furioso II

            Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

            Breeder: Robert Diestel

            Owner: Robert Diestel Stiftung

            Development

            For Pleasure was ambitious and good-natured, and he was always focused while training and competing. His personality and success have made him an extraordinary horse. For Pleasure was a breeding stallion and has produced successful offspring competing at the Grand Prix level.

            For Pleasure was Marcus’ most successful horse. Together they have won several medals and achieved innumerable victories and placings.

            For Pleasure was retired from the sport at the “CHIO 2006” in Aachen in May 2006. He was a breeding stallion at home with the Ehning family.

            Karina Ehning remained in charge of For Pleasure, her favourite horse in the barn, and ensured a pleasant retirement, a special treatment for an extraordinary horse.

            His favourite song was, by the way, the German national anthem and his nickname was “Freddy”.

            Results

            2000 Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney with the Team and 4th place in the individual standings

            1999 and 2003 Gold medal at the European Championships in Hickstead and Donaueschingen with the team

            2003 Bronze medal at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in the individual standings

            10 international Grand Prix wins

            7 Nation Cup wins for Germany

            Lifetime winnings: 1.843.652,- Euro

            Anka

            Anka

            Born: 1992

            Died: 2014

            Sire: Argentinus

            Dam: Wenke von Waidmann – Camillo

            Breeder: Gerhard Janssen

            Owner: Friedrich Stürzer und Sportpferde Ehning GbR

            Development

            Anka was only 5 years old when he came to Marcus’s barn. He showed her in the classes for young horses and also competed her successfully at the Bundeschampionat. As a 7 year old, in December, she already jumped her first Grand Prix and was highly placed. She continued to be one of the most dependable horses with Marcus, due to her very good ridability, scope and carefulness she was started often in the biggest classes. Anka crowned her career with the win at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in 2003. But also in the years after that she won many classes, among them the Nations Cup in La Baule. After her retirement she was a broodmare at the Ehnings barn for 7 years and gave birth to 5 foals.

            Results

            2006 Winner of the Grand Prix of Spangenberg

            2004 Winner of the Nations Cup in La Baule

            2003 Winner of the Nations Cup in Calgary

            2003 Winner of the World Cup Final in Las Vegas, USA

            2002 Winner of the Grand Prix of Hamburg

            Lifetime winning: 773.497,- Euro

            Sandro Boy

            Sandro Boy

            Born: 1993

            Sire: Sandro

            Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

            Breeder: Rudolf Meyer

            Owner: NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co KG

            Development

            Sandro Boy only arrived at Marcus’ barn as an almost 10 year old and was carefully prepared to jump the big classes in 2003. Due to his very scopey jump the actual jumps were not a problem, the big leaps caused him difficulty keeping to the distances, however. That did not stop him from winning the Grand Prix of Frankfurt that same year. In the years to come he added many wins in Grand Prix as well as the win at the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The most outstanding victory in his career, however, is the win at the World Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. After 5 clear rounds he was deservedly declared the winner. His incredible scope and careful jump characterised this exceptional and stong-willed stallion until the end of his fantastic career. Even after the last round of his career, the Grand Prix of Munich in 2010, he was leading the lap of honor as the winner of the class.

            Results

            2007 Winner of the Nations Cup in Barcelona

            2006 Winner of the World Cup Finle in Kuala Lumpur

            14 Wins in international Grand Prix

            Lifetime winnings: 1.286.834,- Euro

            Noltes Küchengirl

            Noltes Küchengirl

            Born: 1997

            Sire: Lord Z

            Dam: Classics von Cambridge Cole – Oregon

            Breeder: Eva-Maria Schmid

            Owner: Georg Nolte

            Development

            Noltes Küchengirl started her career as Lord’s Classics with Johannes in the saddle. Her outstanding quality was already evident with Johannes, who won the Grand Prix of Hamburg with her in 2005, being only 8 years old. In the following year Marcus competes Noltes Küchengirl very successfully from the beginning on. After wins in Leipzig and Bordeaux the powerful mare wins the Grand Prix of Aachen and, also not only the Nations Cup in La Baule, the Grand Prix of La Baule, also! The crack in her career due to the “stamp” at the World Championships in Aachen 2006, caused by a rider error from Marcus, by no means correlates to her strength of character. In the years following the highly sensitive mare proves her impressive form with wins in many Grand Prix as well as Nations Cups. After 9 years competing at the highest level, “Küche” is now enjoying her much deserved retirement and is expecting a foal by Comme Il Faut next spring.

            Results

            2010 Winner of the World Cup Final in Geneva (with Plot Blue)

            9 Wins in international Grand Prix

            4 Wins in Nations Cups for Germany

            2006 Most successful Nations Cup horse

            Lifetime winnings: 1.150.228,- Euro

            Sabrina

            Sabrina

            Born: 1999

            Sire: Sandro Boy

            Dam: Bali von Landadel – Epi D’Or

            Breeder: Josef Estendorfer

            Owner: Winley Farm LLC

            Development

            At the start Sabrina was ridden by Johannes in the classses for young horses and also shown successfully at the Bundeschampionat. Johannes also competed her in the first Youngster classes as a 7 year old before Marcus took over in the summer of 2006. He continues showing her as an 8 year old in the Youngster classes. In the years to come Sabrina becomes one of the most dependable and most profitable horses in Marcus’ stable. Among other classes she has competed twice at the World Cup Finals. Her lifetime winnings are already more than 800.000,- Euro.

            besondere sportliche Erfolge

            2014 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paris

            2013 2nd place in the Grand Prix of Frankfurt

            2012 Winner of the World Cup qualifier of London/Olympia

            2012 Winner in the Grand Prix of Bordeaux

            2011 2nd place in the Grand Prix of London/Olympia

            2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paderborn

            2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Paris

            2010 Winner in the Grand Prix of Dortmund

            Plot Blue

            Plot Blue

            Born: 1997

            Sire: Mr. Blue

            Dam: Ilotte von Pilot – San Fernando

            Breeder: F.C.M Burgers

            Owner: Kathrin Somogyi

            Development

            Plot arrived at Marcus stable in the summer of 2008. The two of them quickly found their routine that year and won some big classes as well as jumped their first Nations Cup for Germany with a double clear round. The dependability of Plot Blue makes him the star in the string of Marcus’ horses. The reward for all the hard work is the win of the World Cup Final 2010 as well as the Gold medal with the Team at the World Championships in Kentucky.

            Plot Blue is regularly found winning classes at the biggest competitions all over the world and helps win Nations Cups for Germany. His lifetime winnings are more than 1.2 Million Euro. He was retired from the showjumping career in Geneva in December 2015.

            Results

            2010 Gold medal at the World Championship in Kentucky with the Team

            2010 Winner of the World Cup Final in Geneva

            2009 Winner of the Top Ten Final

            5 Wins in international Grand Prix

            5 Wins in Nation Cups