Breido Graf zu Rantzau

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Breido Graf zu Rantzau
Breido Graf zu Rantzau - CIC Schenefeld 2010.JPG
Zu Rantzau in 2010
Born(1949-10-25)25 October 1949
Died6 November 2022(2022-11-06) (aged 73)
Occupationequestrian, sport administrator

Breido Graf zu Rantzau (25 October 1949 – 6 November 2022) was a German equestrian and sports administrator.[1]

As an equestrian, Rantzau became European junior champion (individual) in 1967. As a senior he became German national champion (team) in 1986. He represented Germany three times at the FEI Nations Cup. He was an equestrian until the age of 60 years old.[2]

Zu Rantzau was also successful as a breeder and bred over 60 competition horses, some with international success.[2]

Zu Rantzau became vice-president of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) in 1999. He was chairman of the Deutsches Olympiade-Komitee für Reiterei and German Equestrian Federation between 2005 and 2021. He became honorary president in 2021.[2]

Rantzau died from cancer on 6 November 2022, at the age of 73.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Trauer um Breido Graf zu Rantzau". (in German). 6 November 2022. Retrieved 6 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Breido Graf zu Rantzau (73) overleden". (in Dutch). 6 November 2022. Retrieved 6 November 2022.