True Champions

Carjatan S // Christoph Wahler (GER)

In 2016, the Wahler family, looking for a young horse with championship potential, found what they were looking for with Elmar Lesch. In the following years, it quickly became clear that with Carjatan S and the then up-and-coming young talent Christoph Wahler, a rider/horse combination had been found that could advance to the top of the world.

In 2018, they made the leap to the international stage with ease. From then on, the sporting career of the two went "like a picture book". With victories up to CCI4*-S and placings up to CCI5*-L in the classics of Badminton and Luhmühlen as well as top placings in Nations' Cups such as the one at the CHIO Aachen, Carjatan S and Christoph Wahler are now highly decorated. The pair has also been a member of the Olympic squad since 2021.

The pair has competed at four championships so far. Christoph and Carjatan S competed in their first two championships in 2019 (European Championships Luhmühlen) and 2021 (European Championships Avenches) as individual competitors and finished 20th and 7th respectively. At the 2022 World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro and at the 2023 European Championships in Haras du Pin, the pair formed a solid pillar of the German team, which became Team World Champions in 2022 and Vice European Champions in 2023. With 4th place in the individual classification, Christoph and Carjatan S only narrowly missed out on an individual medal at the European Championships 2023.

Photo: Stefan Lafrentz

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