On December 22nd, 2022, Marc Peter Spahn fell from a horse during a training accident and shattered his right knee. His dream to qualify for the FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha USA which he had been working on for the whole season, was gone.
Although walking and weight bearing was not allowed, on February 22nd, 2023, he rode in the Swedish Gothenburg arena, with de recently approved stallion Jeroen 535 (Jeroen Poll, v. Anders 451)! This was thanks to incredible willpower and perseverance and with the help and support of all the people around him, especially his wife Ykje, retired surgeon Harry Voesten and physiotherapist Martijn Hofman.
Written by Christine Dijk, published in Phryso 6-August 2023.
Photography: Gothenburg Horse Show-Johan Lilja / Harry Voesten
English translation by Harry Voesten/Peter Spahn/Nicola Oostveen
Read the whole story (pdf): Vitafloor Phryso Article English