We were lucky meet Christoph Lensing, a living vaulting legend, who has been World Champion three times, European Champion three times and German Champion four times, at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 in Tryon. Watch our video interview with him (in German with English subtitles!)

Christoph Lensing has always been a part of vaulting: as an active vaulter and trainer in Germany, as the co-developer of the LS Vario surcingle at that time together with Erwin Schütte and now aw a vaulting coach in the US. He gave us some insights about the development of vaulting there, we talked about the plans of his vaulting club in Colorado, the LS Vario surcingle and much more…

(Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles by clicking on the “CC Symbol”)



0:11 For those who don’t know you, could you present yourself?

0:52 You are from Germany, now you are here in the US, how come? What made you move?

1:47 You have designed a surcingle, the Lensing surcingle, could you tell us a bit about that story?

1:56 How did you come up with the idea? How did it develop?

3:15 So in relation to vaulting equipment or supplies there are no projects in the US?

3:37 You have been into the sport for such a long time, which is great. How do you see the development of vaulting since you form a part of it?

5:23 Have you been at the AVA Symposium last year?

6:23 How do you see vaulting in 10 years?

7:21 What’s missing in vaulting from your perspective? First globally and then maybe here in the US.

8:52 And especially here in the US, can you say anything about that?

10:26 And where do you train?

11:00 So, your team is quite young?

12:21 And how many horses do you have currently?

14:39 Daniel Kaiser has told us you’ll have a new horse in your stable soon…How did this happen?

16:59 Last question: What is your impression from the World Equestrian Games? In general, in comparison to other editions.

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