Malgré Tout Media is Europe´s new digital equestrian media with 100 % FREE CONTENT for riders and people with a passion for horses recreationally, or professionally.
Malgré Tout Media is the place to find inspiration and professional knowledge as well as tips & advice and entertainment for any horse lover. No matter what kind of horse person you are, our mission is to offer you quality content that you don´t have to pay for. In short, we have room for all parts of the equestrian sport and lifestyle.
Malgré Tout Media is independent of federations, horse breeds, and equestrian disciplines.
The name Malgré Tout
The term Malgré Tout is French and means “despite everything”, which ties directly into our mission: To write about and show all the amazing and challenging aspects of a life with horses. Being around horses with everything that comes with it – frustrations as well as joy – is at the center of our focus.
Horses, sports & pleasure
Malgré Tout Media’s catchphrase, Horses, Sports & Pleasure, serves as a guide to everything you’ll find as a reader or advertiser in our quarterly print magazine. In addition to a digital version of the magazine and a podcast, you’ll find more inspirational articles on our website, and the opportunity to follow us on social media. Malgré Tout Media is not only free, independent and of high quality, but also embraces the entire equestrian world.
Malgré Tout Media sees the uniqueness in all types of horses. Whether you like warm-blood horses, Shetland ponies, Icelandic horses, or something completely different, it’s the four-legged, kind animals that we love. Therefore, we need to make room for the horses’ differences and debate their well-being.
Malgré Tout Media wants to pay tribute to all the disciplines in equestrian sports. We believe that going on a hack in the woods is equally a part of the equestrian sport as doing competitions or training in the arena. The sport is as much about recreational riding and training at home, as it is about competitions.
Malgré Tout Media’s content embraces the whole lifestyle of being a horse person. Strong emotions, a variety of opinions, and wonderful moments as well as difficult ones. We create content to help inspire you in the everyday life as a rider and horse owner.
The staff behind Malgré Tout Media consists of people with a shared passion for horses and all things connected to equestrian sport and lifestyle.
Everyone on the editorial staff is trained in communication and journalism and is also a horse person inside and out. In addition, the team consists of several sales and marketing people, passionate about creating even more life and value in the horse industry.
Together we have solid experience in communication, online marketing, sales, design, and executing events. We work towards increasing awareness of and interest in the lifestyle of horses and equestrian sports.
Troels HøjvigFounder & CEO
Troels is the heart of Malgré Tout Media. Back in 2015, he set out to create an equestrian media that is independent and completely free of charge reaching a broad target group with high-quality content. Troels has worked in the horse industry for many years and horses and riding has always been part of his life, both privately and throughout his career.
Søren SparvathCCO & Partner
As the Chief Commercial Officer and Partner at Malgré Tout Media, Søren plays a pivotal role in driving the company's commercial success and expanding its global reach. With a strong background in business development, sales, and strategic partnerships, Søren is instrumental in identifying opportunities for growth and fostering relationships with key industry players, ensuring the company's continued advancement in the competitive equestrian media landscape.
Mads ZachariassenChief Creative Officer
Mads has been an integral part of our Malgré Tout Media team as the Chief Creative Officer, where he spearheads the development and execution of innovative and captivating content across various platforms. He has an extensive background in digital media, graphic design, and marketing, with a passion for the equestrian world that is truly unmatched. Mark likes to be a spectator in all parts of the equestrian sport, but he prefers the one with some speed. However, he does love all types of horses and is happy to spend time in the stable.
Silja SpringfeldProject Management
Silja is still studying while working part-time for Malgré Tout Media. She creates content for the website and social media of Malgré Tout and its clients. Her tasks also include supporting the sales team and organizing events, as she shares her equestrian knowledge and passion with our readers. Silja has been riding for more than twenty years and owns an Oldenburger gelding, which she enjoys all kinds of training with, especially jumping.
Louise WichmannHead of Administration (on maternity)
Louise is an important link between Malgré Tout Media’s editorial staff and the sales and marketing departments. Among other things, making sure that the printed magazines are distributed. Louise is a former rider and has a burning desire to start riding again. She has a weakness for small strong horses, so maybe sometime her dream will come true.
Trine Bjørn PuggaardContent Creator
Trine has an education in Digital Concept Development and as a Multimedia designer. Therefore, she is creating and editing content for social media, websites, and campaigns. She has a great eye for taking pictures and is therefore shooting videos and photos for our clients and Malgré Tout. Trine is not a rider, but she enjoys taking pictures of horses and capturing their character in a photo. She helps to set up our digital magazines and is great with various visual tasks for Malgré Tout.
Natasja StienstraSales Manager Netherlands
As our junior sales manager, Natasja is responsible for clients and marketing mostly in the Benelux countries. She successfully finished her studies in Equine Sports and Business and has always been intrigued by entrepreneurship as well as the equestrian industry. Natasja is a passionate dressage rider and loves to spend time in the stable with her horses and her two dogs. Silja has been riding for more than twenty years and owns an Oldenburger gelding, which she enjoys all kinds of training with, especially jumping.
Stephanie SiekerSales Manager Germany
As our senior sales manager, Stephanie administers all the contacts to our German clients with a base in Düsseldorf. After her business studies she gained a lot of experience working in the equestrian industry, which is beneficial for Malgré Tout and our clients. Louise is a former rider and has a burning desire to start riding again. She has a weakness for small strong horses, so maybe sometime her dream will come true.
Kerstin lives in the horse country of Lower Saxony and is our German editor. She has been closely connected to the horse industry for many years. After studying agriculture, she was a permanent editor at an equestrian magazine, then worked in the equestrian event sector, and has now been self-employed for more than 15 years. She herself has been riding since childhood. Meanwhile, she switched from warmbloods to Spanish horses. Troels has worked in the horse industry for many years and horses and riding has always been part of his life, both privately and throughout his career.
With experience working for an Australian equestrian magazine, Celine has obtained the knowledge and skills to organise and complete a magazine, especially engaging in the English-speaking market. Celine has always been involved in horses, owned two horses in Australia and is currently leasing an overgrown sports-pony, they enjoy all types of riding and training together.
Cæcilie Kallehave JensenEditor
Cæcilie studied journalism in Aarhus and she has among others worked for som danish magazines before joining the Malgré Tout team. She writes, edits and translates articles for the magazine as well as website articles and content. Cæcilie is eager to learn and write about anything horse related, which she also believes makes her a better rider. Cæcilie has been riding for 25 years and owns a Fjord horse and she rides a previously race horse They enjoy time together doing ground work, dressage and trail rides – and a little bit of jumping. She is a true horse girl.