Sönke Rothenberger

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Sönke Rothenberger
Soenke Rothenberger Favourit WDM Wiesbaden 2016 - Zuschnitt.jpg
Sönke Rothenberger and Favourit (2016)
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1994-10-14) 14 October 1994 (age 24)
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
SportEquestrianism

Sönke Rothenberger (born 14 October 1994) is a German Olympic equestrian.[1][2] He represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he finished in 19th place in the individual dressage competition.[3] He was also part of the German dressage team which won the gold medal in the team dressage competition.[4]

Sönke is a son of dressage riders Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger, multiple Olympic medalists from 1996 Summer Olympics. German-born Sven switched to the Netherlands after marrying Gonnelien. Meanwhile, Sönke, as well as his sisters Sanneke and Semmieke, have been representing Germany since the start of their international careers.[5]

International Championship Results[edit]

Results
Year Event Horse Score Placing Notes
2007 European Pony Championships Deinhard B 72.947% 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
73.000% 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Individual
2008 European Pony Championships Deinhard B 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
1st, gold medalist(s) Individual
2009 European Pony Championships Deinhard B 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Individual
15th Individual Freestyle
2014 European Young Rider Championships Cosmo 59 75.632% 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
74.500% 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Individual
73.330% 9th Individual Freestyle
2016 Olympic Games Cosmo 59 77.329% 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
76.271% 10th Individual Special
2017 European Championships Cosmo 59 78.343% 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
82.479% 2nd, silver medalist(s) Individual Special
90.614% 2nd, silver medalist(s) Individual Freestyle
2018 World Equestrian Games Cosmo 59 81.444% 1st, gold medalist(s) Team
81.277% 4th Individual Special

Notable Horses[edit]

  • Deinhard B - 1999 Palomino German Riding Pony Stallion (Dornick B x Golden Dancer)
    • 2007 European Pony Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Bronze Medal
    • 2008 European Pony Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Gold Medal
    • 2009 European Pony Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Silver Medal, Individual 15th Place Freestyle
  • Cosmo 59 - 2007 Bay Dutch Warmblood Gelding (Van Gogh x Fruhling)
    • 2014 European Young Rider Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Bronze Medal, Individual Ninth Place Freestyle
    • 2016 Rio Olympics - Team Gold Medal, Individual 19th Place
    • 2017 European Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Silver Medal, Individual Silver Medal Freestyle
    • 2018 World Equestrian Games - Team Gold Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sönke Rothenberger". fei.org. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Sonke Rothenberger". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  5. ^ "Rothenberger". Dressurstall-Rothenberger. Retrieved 14 February 2017.