Monica Theodorescu Stays for Another Four Years as German Dressage Coach

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Monica Theodorescu, Germany team coach. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Monica Theodorescu, Germany team coach. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WARENDORF, Germany, Nov. 6, 2016–Monica Theodorescu is staying for another four years as chief coach of the German dressage team after this summer’s Olympics where Germany returned to the top of the team medals podium as well as taking individual silver and bronze.

Monica, 53 years old and winner of three Olympic team gold medals, became the first woman to hold the post when she was appointed in late 2012.

The German Olympic Equestrian Committee (DOKR) also named Jonny Hilberath to remain as a team coach.

Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen will also continue as coach of Junior and Young Riders and lead development of the Children class.

Sebastian Heinze will take over training of the Under-25 division, succeeding Jürgen Koschel who celebrated his 70th birthday this summer where Germany won team, individual and freestyle golds.

Cornelia “Conny” Endres will be responsible for the pony riders.