Andreas Ostholt (GER)
Discipline - Eventing
Hometown - Warendorf (GER)
Number of years riding - I started when I was 13 years old, before then I did modern pentathlon.
Main career accomplishments to date:
- 10th place (ind.) WEG Caen (FRA) 2014
- Gold medal German Championships Luhmühlen (GER) 2011
- Winner CICO*** Waregem (BEL) 2014
- Winner CCI*** Bialy Bor (POL) 2013
- Winner CIC*** Sopot (POL) 2013
- 8th place CCI**** Luhmühlen (GER) 2010
Tell us about your first horse/pony:
My first horse was called Wajazzo, and he was a very big chestnut out of my father´s yard.
How did you get started in your discipline?
It was almost inevitable that I would end up as an eventer as both my father and my older brother Frank evented as well.
Mentor/idol when growing up?
Blyth Tait was my idol when I was young.
Proudest career moment?
Winning the German Championships with Franco Jeas because nobody (apart from myself) believed in this horse.
Why do you ride?
I like the daily challenges and gaining the horses” trust.
If you weren”t a professional rider, what would you be?
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Usually I don't go on holiday but I like visiting my wife”s former home in Bavaria.
How do you unwind?
Do you have a good luck charm, and if so, what is it?
Yes, a stripey cross-country shirt.
What is your favourite Ariat product?
My favourites are the Ariat Men's Bromont tall H2O boots and the Ariat Men's Team waterproof jacket.