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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes in Dressage  

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List of the best dressage Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous dressage event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic dressage Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest dressage Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best dressage athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

A factual list, featuring athletes like Anky van Grunsven and Isabell Werth.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic dressage athletes?" and "Who is the best dressage competitor of all time?"
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emilyl added age 32 Charlotte Dujardin OBE is an elite British dressage rider. Riding Valegro, Dujardin currently holds the complete set of the available individual elite dressage titles; the individual Olympic ...more

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age 55 Heike Kemmer is a German equestrian who competes in the sport of dressage. She won team gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as individual bronze in 2008. She also won ...more

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Steffen Peters age 53 Steffen Peters is a German-born equestrian who competes for the United States in dressage. He has participated in three Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Peters ...more

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age 42 Princess Nathalie Xenia Margrethe Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg is the youngest daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark and niece ...more

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Hans Peter Minderhoud age 44 Hans Peter Minderhoud is a Dutch dressage rider. Minderhoud won the VSN Cup in 2004 with his horse Gameboy and also succeeded in the Pavo Cup with Sandreo and Florencio. At the 2004 World ...more

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Anne van Olst age 56 Anne Jensen-Van Olst is a Danish dressage rider. She was part of the Bronze winning Danish team at the Olympic games in Beijing 2008 and finished 23rd in the individual dressage at the 2012 ...more

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age 50 Theodora Elisabeth Gerarda van Grunsven is a Dutch dressage champion who holds the record for the most Olympic medals won by any equestrian athlete and is the only rider to record three ...more

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age 41 Imke Anne Marian Schellekens-Bartels is an equestrian from the Netherlands, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Her mother Tineke was also an equestrian in dressage.

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age 48 Isebell Werth is a German equestrian and world champion in dressage.

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age 40 Andreas Helgstrand is a Danish dressage rider. Helgstrand's father Ulf was president of the Danish Equestrian Federation. Andreas started equestrianism aged 7 or 8, competing initially in ...more

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Jacqueline Brooks age 50 Jacqueline Brooks is a Canadian dressage rider.

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Ashley Holzer age 54 Ashley Nicoll-Holzer is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete in dressage. She was born in Toronto, and is married to Charles Holzer. She won a bronze medal in team dressage at the 1988 Summer ...more

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Courtney King-Dye

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Debbie McDonald age 63 Debbie McDonald is an American dressage rider who has competed in the Olympics and many international competitions. She now lives in Hailey, Idaho, with her husband Bob, a hunter/jumper and ...more

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age 52 Nadine Capellmann is a German equestrian who has won been a part of two gold medalist teams in Team dressage. The first was at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the second at the 2008 Summer

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Leslie Reid age 61