The decision of which great submissions to the spoga horse award will receive a prize is certainly not an easy one! All the more reason for us to be delighted that we have been able to recruit a jury of experts from the equestrian sports industry to take on this difficult task for us.
May we introduce: The jurors of the spoga horse award 2019!
Steffen Kandel/Reitstiefel Kandel
His company Reitstiefel Kandel has been in business for over 80 years. Within the equestrian trade Reitstiefel Kandel combines craftsmanship as a saddler and boot maker with an equestrian retail store and an online shop.
Markus Zwerlin/Reitsport Zwerlin
Markus Zwerlin runs the largest equestrian store in Austria, which covers a total area of 5.000 m² and a sales area of 2.600 m². His motto: quality is purchasable – experience is invaluable. The Zwerlin family can proudly look back at over 50 years of experience in equestrianism.
Markus Wörmann/Editor-in-Chief of Reiter Revue
Markus Wörmann is a journalist and since 2015 Chief Editor for the section Equestrian Media at Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster. For many years, he was editor for diverse special interest media in Germany. At his own farm, he breeds sport horses and ponies.
Linda Krüger/Editor-in-Chief Cavallo
Linda Krüger is an enthusiastic horse owner and has been working for 14 years in the editorial department of the horse magazine CAVALLO. In February 2019 she took over as editor-in-chief of Cavallo and has been developing the print edition ever since.
Johannes Michael Mertens/J M Mertens
As a retail expert, Johannes Michael Mertens is consultant for equestrian shops, among others. In his portfolio one can find organizational standards, management of merchandise, sales techniques and motivation – among many other topics.