Kristina Sprehe Sponsored by Uvex

The World Number Two German Dressage rider 27 year old Kristina Sprehe is now sponsored by uvex riding helmets and sports eyewear.  Kristina comes from the famous Sprehe equestrian dynasty, and it was her cousin Jorne Sprehe who introduced uvex to the equestrian market just four years ago.

This exceptionally talented rider has enjoyed notable successes such as Team Silver at the Olympic Games in London and European Gold in Herning, Denmark. Kristina very first won Gold in 2002 at the Pony European Dressage Championships.

Kristina is a passionate advocate of helmet awareness, and believes in always putting her helmet on, and setting an exemplary example for others.   Just because it is dressage, it is not any less vital than when riding cross country.  She says “Many serious injuries could be avoided, just with this simple action”. Tragically in the supposedly ‘staid’ discipline of dressage this is being proved time and time again, with Fiona Bigwood recently suffering a severe head injury.

Kristina trains in Oldenburg on her 13 year old black Hanoverian stallion Desperados with her uncle and will be working closely together with the Design and Development Team at uvex, identifying ways in which to improve and advance products for riders of the future.

"We are proud to work with such a successful athlete" said Falk Pewestorf, MD of the uvex sports group. "Kristina Sprehe embodies equestrian success and will be a vital member of the uvex Team”.

uvex and Zebra Products now sponsor over 50% of both the German and British Medal Winning Dressage Teams between them, including Laura Tomlinson and Michael Eilberg and are at the forefront of supplying riders with helmets that they want to wear, and not just have to wear. 

Recent moves by so many leading riders across the disciplines who are voluntarily deciding to wear standard safety helmets as opposed to the ‘old hat’ top hats is a triumph of sensibility over vanity.