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Patrik KITTEL

Patrik KITTEL, Swedish Dressage athlete.

Name Patrik KITTEL
FEI ID 10000024
Gender Male
Date of Birth 10/06/1976
Competing for Sweden - SWE
Registration Dressage 2016
Last update 09/05/2016
FEI Database


Dressage 70x70
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Wife Lyndal Oatley
Residence Münster, GER
Occupation Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German, Hungarian, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began taking the sport seriously at age 11.
Why this sport? He became passionate about the sport quickly. "I knew that horses would be my life, and my dream of riding at the Olympic Games was born."
Club / Team Outstanding Stables: Germany
Name of coach Kyra Kyrklund [national], FIN
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "Before a competition, I watch an episode of the US television series 'Friends'. I like the characters, they make me laugh and feel good. It can become so serious in dressage." (mathildehannell.se, 02 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Look at people with an open mind, look at riders with an open mind and take the best from everybody. Steal something from everybody. Nobody made it all themselves. Look at everyone you want, steal some stuff and try it at home. Don't be afraid of trying. The worst thing that can happen is that you make a mistake." (equnews.com, 02 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours He was named Swedish Trainer of the Year in 2014. (patrik-kittel.eu, 21 Apr 2016; eurodressage.com, 27 Aug 2015)
Famous relatives His wife Lyndal Oatley represented Australia in dressage at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and at the 2014 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Normandy, France. (Facebook profile, 09 May 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (eurodressage.com, 27 Aug 2015)
Other information FROM SWEDEN TO GERMANY His first coach Inga-May Bylund won a bronze medal in the team dressage event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He later moved to Germany to work with horses, first for Klaus-Martin Rath and then, after another two years, for 1992 Olympic dressage champion Klaus Balkenhol. (patrik-kittel.eu, 21 Apr 2016; sports-reference.com, 05 Apr 2013) STABLES He owns and operates Outstanding Stables in Nottuln, Germany, where he and his wife Lyndal Oatley coach riders and train and trade dressage horses. (patrik-kittel.eu, 21 Apr 2016)