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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 2019
Last update 27/05/2019
FEI Database


Dressage 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began taking the sport seriously at age 11.
Why this sport? "My first girlfriend had some ponies and I started riding with her and I loved it at once. I came home and told [my mother] I wanted to go to the Olympics. She said, 'Follow your heart', and I did."
Club / Team Outstanding Stables: Germany
Name of coach Bo Jena [national]; Isabel Werth [personal], GER, from 2017
General Interest
Hobbies Watching television series. (fei.org, 01 Apr 2018)
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 and 2016 Olympic Games. (Facebook profile, 27 Jan 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 14 Dec 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (hastsmart.se, 13 Jul 2017)
Other information 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. In October 2017 he purchased another house and stables near to his current property. "We are very excited to announce the purchase of Eulenhof. This is the ideal opportunity for expansion due to its close proximity to our current home base, and my home for a large portion of my career, Haus Giesking. The property will be renovated, and until then we continue to run the business from Haus Giesking, alongside Family Tecklenborg, who have been long time supporters." (patrik-kittel.eu, 10 Apr 2019; noellefloyd.com, 20 Feb 2019) OTHER ACTIVITIES He has served as an ambassador for the Gothenburg Horse Show in Sweden. (gothenburghorseshow.com, 30 Nov 2017)
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Lyndal Oatley, daughter Emilia [2018]
Residence Münster, GER
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German, Hungarian, Swedish