Recently Carsten-Otto Nagel was dealt a heavy blow. Just before the start of the German championships in Balve, his horse L’Esperance (Lord Z x Corrado I) had a colic. The 12-year-old mare was treated but fractured a leg in recovery and was beyond saving. But now there is good news for the German jumping rider: he is getting married to his partner Mylene Diederichsmeier. Carsten-Otto Nagel has been together with Mylene Diederichsmeier for fourteen years. The couple has one son: five-year-old Liam.