Sönke Rothenberger is one of Dressage’s newest rising stars, having experienced nothing short of a meteoric rise to fame over the last few years.
In fact, if anyone seems poised to reach 'Equestrian legend' status, it would be Sönke. It seems that he received a completely unfair share of talent during the genetic lottery, but he’s just too nice and respectful for anyone to dislike.
We talked to Sönke ahead of WEG to find out more about him, his life and his goals…
1 He’s one to watch for the future
At the age of just 23, Sönke has already had a career that many twice his age can only dream of.
Currently world No.5, he’s competed at the Olympics and earned a team gold, taken individual second place last year in the European finals at Gothenburg, has just beaten reigning World champions Isabell Werth and Weihegold at the German Championships, and along with his stallion Cosmo is one of only five combinations to have scored above 90% at Grand Prix – when Cosmo was still relatively young at the age of 10.
With that level of success under his belt, we can only imagine what he’ll be doing 10 years from now!