A unique memento of a very special year and very special Olympic Games will be auctioned as part of the FEI Dressage European Championships 2021.
The online auction is now live – BID HERE. The hammer for the winning bid on this special rarity will fall on Saturday, 11 September from around 4.30 pm.
The German riders showed skill and passion at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and were rewarded with three gold and one silver medal.
However, no medal can express what unites us all in equestrian sport: The unique community and love for horses. As a symbol of this tireless cohesion, the German riders and trainers of the Tokyo team have joined forces and signed an official team jacket, which you can now buy at auction.
The jacket is signed by: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Isabell Werth, Dorothee Schneider, Helen Langehanenberg, Monica Theodorescu, Jonny Hilberath, Julia Krajewski, Sandra Auffarth, Andreas Dibowski, Michael Jung, Hans Melzer, André Thieme, Christian Kukuk, Maurice Tebbel, Daniel Deußer and Otto Becker.
Auction for a good cause: The proceeds will go in equal parts to the charity organisation “Riding against Hunger” and to the victims of the flood disaster.
Riding against hunger:
The equestrian community is committed to helping Welthungerhilfe: the initiative was launched in 2012 by Gudrun Bauer, publisher and honorary member of the board of trustees of Welthungerhilfe e.V., and Ullrich Kasselmann. With the help of equestrian friends in Germany, the work of Welthungerhilfe e.V. will be promoted internationally. The proceeds will be donated exclusively to Welthungerhilfe projects.
FN flood relief:
The German Equestrian Federation, in cooperation with the equestrian sport and breeding associations affected by the flood, has set up a donation account to support the flood victims. The money received on the donation account of the German Equestrian Federation will be passed on 100 per cent to the flood victims and will thus benefit horse lovers from the affected flood regions. Those affected can fill in a short form on the website of the German Equestrian Federation and apply for help in this way.