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Christoph SANDMANN

Christoph SANDMANN, German Driving athlete.

Name Christoph SANDMANN
FEI ID 10000344
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24/05/1967
Competing for Germany - GER
Registration Driving 2021
Last update 13/08/2019
FEI Database


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Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 15, and began competing at age 18.
Why this sport? His father was involved in equestrian driving.
Club / Team Pferdesport Gemeinschaft Lahden: Germany
Name of coach Karl-Heinz Geiger [national]
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Karin, children Anna, Jan and Paula
Residence Lähden, GER
Occupation Business Owner
Languages German
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement German Champion in ‘99, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12 and ‘13, '17. 2nd place in ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘94, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, 3rd in ‘93, ‘96 and ‘06 Winner FEI World Cup Driving 2007/2008, 3rd in 01/02, 02/03, 03/04 & 06/07, 4th in 08/09 Individual medals: European Championships: bronze in 2017 World Championships: bronze in 1992, 2006, silver in 2002.
Injuries He sustained a right elbow injury in April 2018, and returned to competition two months later at an event in Lahden, Germany. (hippoevent.at, 08 Jun 2018; pferd-aktuell.de, 26 Apr 2018; hippoevent.at, 24 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours He was named Top Driver by the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] in 2002. (FEI, 13 Sep 2010) In 2008 he was presented with the Silbernen Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf], the highest sports award in Germany. (st-georg.de, 02 Jun 2008)
Famous relatives His daughter Anna has also represented Germany in equestrian driving at international level. (pferdefreunde.co, 23 Jul 2018; aachener-zeitung.de, 19 Jul 2018)
Other information BUSINESS OWNER He is the owner and chief executive officer [CEO] of Sandmann Transporte, a transport and logistics company based in Lahden, Germany. (sandmann-transporte.de, 24 Dec 2017; noz.de, 26 Jul 2015)