Patrik Kittel, Triple Olympian for Sweden, Appointed to FEI Dressage Committee
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Nov. 16, 2019
Patrik Kittel, a three-time Olympian for Sweden, has been appointed a member of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Committee for a four-year term.
Patrik, 43 years old, replaces outgoing member and deputy chair Klaus Roeser of Germany.
He lives in Germany with his Australian Olympic rider wife, Lyndal Oatley.
Patrik competed for Sweden at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong, in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, as well as the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010, Normandy, France in 2014 and Tryon, North Carolina in 2018. He also competed at seven World Cup Finals and six European Championships.
Frank Kemperman of the Netherlands is chairman of the committee with other members Beatriz Ferrer-Salat of Spain, Andrew Gardner of Great Britain, Irina Maknami of Russia and George Williams of the United States.
In addition to being a competitor with four horses in the world rankings, including Delaunay OLD at No. 14, the top standing for a Swedish combination, Patrik has been active in efforts to promote dressage. He was key in development of the Top Ten CDI5* competition at Stockholm International Horse Show in Sweden, which will be held at the end of this month.