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THOMSEN Peter
Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Germany   
GenderMale
Born04 Apr 1961 in Flensburg, FRG
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning team gold in eventing at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (marstall.de, 01 Apr 2019)
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, German
Last Update
  26 May 2022
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winners never quit, quitters never win." (horseweb.de, 02 Jan 2013)
Other information NATIONAL COACH
In December 2021 he was appointed head coach of the German national eventing team. He had previously served as assistant coach to former national coach Hans Melzer. "Since I've worked closely with our former national coach Hans Melzer for the last two years, the transition went very smoothly and without any problems. That's a big step, no question about it. So far, my life has been completely dedicated to tournament sports and my own riding, but I have already used the last few years to restructure myself a bit. Now I'm burning like fire for my new task and I'm really looking forward to what's to come." (pferd-und-sport.de, 19 Apr 2022; buschreiter.de, 09 Dec 2021)
Famous relatives His daughter Kaya has competed in equestrian at junior level. (vielseitigkeitssport-deutschland.de, 13 Dec 2017; thomsen-team.de, 20 Apr 2017)
Injuries In April 2017 he suffered injuries to his knee and his calf after a fall from his horse. (buschreiter.de, 20 Apr 2017)
Further Personal Information
Residence Lindewitt, GER
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He grew up at his parents' farm. At age 10 he tried to ride a Shetland pony called Susi. "[Her] stubbornness was never surpassed by any other horse in my riding life. She always did what she wanted." During one of his rides on Susi he fell and suffered multiple fractures to his arm. After the fall he gave up on equestrian and decided to focus on football. At age 14 he got another horse, but again found it difficult to find a connection with the sport and decided to quit. When he started working with another horse at age 15, he finally found his love for the sport.
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coaches Hans Melzer and Christopher Bartle. (marstall.de, 01 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol New Zealand eventer Mark Todd. (marstall.de, 01 Apr 2019)
Nicknames Piet (Facebook page, 02 Oct 2019)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) HORSEWARE'S BARNY 31 1
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) THE GHOST OF HAMISH 37 1
1996 OG-C Atlanta GA (USA) WHITE GIRL RET  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2002 4th WEG-C Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) VILANO EL  
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) WARREN GORSE 43  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 5  
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) HORSEWARE'S BARNY 15  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) PARKO 4 7  
2007 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) THE GHOST OF HAMISH 15 7
1999 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) WARREN GORSE TO 2
1997 CH-EU-C3* Burghley (GBR) WHITE GIRL 31  
1993 CH-EU-C3* Achselschwang (GER) WHITE GIRL 5 4
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) KING ARTUS 14  
2003 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) BORDOU 4  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 13  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) PARKO 4 16  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) PARKO 4 11  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) THE GHOST OF HAMISH 24  
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) THE GHOST OF HAMISH 10  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) KING ARTUS 21  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) LOST FOR WORDS 15  
2006 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) KUNTA KINTE TSF RET  
2005 CCI4*-SC Burghley (GBR) THE GHOST OF HAMISH 16  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) THE GHOST OF HAMISH WD  
1997 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) WHITE GIRL 45  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 4  
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   UNESSA 6 6  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 10  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 19  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   UNESSA 6 57  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   UNESSA 6 12  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 19  
02.04.2014 to 02.04.2014 CIC2* Luhmühlen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 38  
10.10.2013 to 13.10.2013 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 2 1
05.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Bad Segeberg (GER)   CLIFFORD M 11  
05.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Bad Segeberg (GER)   WHYANET EL  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Schenefeld (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 4  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Schenefeld (GER)   UNESSA 6 7  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC1* Langenhagen (GER)   CLIFFORD M 5  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC1* Langenhagen (GER)   WHYANET 44  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 5  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC2* Höör (SWE)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 1  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC2* Höör (SWE)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 2  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC2* Höör (SWE)   UNESSA 6 6  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC2* Sahrendorf (GER)   CLIFFORD M 19  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC2* Sahrendorf (GER)   UNESSA 6 RET  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Sahrendorf (GER)   CALLE 44 RET  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Copenhagen (DEN)   UNESSA 6 5  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC1* Copenhagen (DEN)   CLIFFORD M 6  
05.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC1* Copenhagen (DEN)   CALLE 44 45  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 9  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 13  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 24  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 11  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 14  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   UNESSA 6 RET  
14.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Bredeneek (GER)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY 8  
14.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Bredeneek (GER)   UNESSA 6 11  
14.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Bredeneek (GER)   HORSEWARE'S CAYENNE 16  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   HORSEWARE'S BARNY   1
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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